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The celebrated Kung Fu master of Bruce Lee.

Ip Man (2008)

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A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Directed by Wilson Yip, the film stars Donnie Yen in the lead role, and features fight choreography by Sammo Hung.

Director: Wilson Yip
Writer: Edmond Wong

Release Date: 2008-12-12
Status: Released
Run time: 108 min / 1:48
Budget: $11,715,578
Revenue: $21,888,598
Production Company : Mandarin Films Distribution Co.
Production Country: Hong Kong
Release Date: 2008-12-12
Status: Released
Run time: 108 min / 1:48
Budget: $11,715,578
Revenue: $21,888,598

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Donnie Yen
as Ip Man
Simon Yam
as Chow Ching-Chuen
Lynn Hung
as Cheung Wing-Sing
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi
as Miura
Gordon Lam
as Captain Lei Chiu
Fan Siu-Wong
as Jin Shan Zhao / Kam Shan-Chau
Xing Yu
as Master Zealot Lin
Wong Yau-Nam
as Shao Dan Yuan
Dennis To Yue-Hong
as Hu Wei
Chen Zhi-Hui
as Master Liao
Tenma Shibuya
as Colonel Sato
Li Qi-Long
as Green Dragon / Master Li
Li Ze
as Yip Zhun
Calvin Cheng
as Zhou Guang Yao


Directing Wilson Yip Director
Writing Edmond Wong Screenplay
Camera O Sing-Pui Director of Photography
Art Kenneth Mak Art Direction
Editing Nick Cheung Editor
Sound Kenji Kawai Original Music Composer
Production Raymond Wong Producer

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  • Critics Consensus: Ip Man 3 isn't the most tightly plotted biopic a kung fu fan could ask for, but the fight scenes are fun to watch -- and at times, the drama is even genuinely poignant.

  • Ip Man movie reviews & Metacritic score: Ip Man is the award winning film adaptation about the life story of Ip Man, the grand master of the Wing Chun style ...

  • Ip Man is a great movie and if you're a Donnie Yen admirer, it's greater still. His acting is subtle, flawlessly dignified and (as action movies should be) inspiring. This movie will probably always be listed among the top ten martial arts flicks of all time for more reasons than one needs to list but for no reason more critical than Donnie Yen ...

  • Parents need to know that Ip Man is a 2008 biopic in which a quiet and unassuming master martial artist fights back against Japanese fascists in 1930s China. Unsurprisingly, there's frequent martial arts violence. There's fighting with punches and kicks, swords, axes, and sticks, with some blood and broken bones.

  • The real Master Yip Man is well known for being Bruce Lee’s teacher. So “Ip Man 3” begins in 1959, with Lee showing his impressive skills to Ip Man. In this brief sequence, Kwok-Kwan Chan nicely captures Lee’s essence. As the grandmaster throws cigarettes and water at Lee, director Wilson ...

  • By far, this is the weakest tale of the three Ip Man movies, but the action sequences more than begin to make up for that. Sammo Hung, who was the action director on the first two films, is not ...

  • The immense popularity of the two Ip Man movies, starring Donnie Yen and directed by Wilson Yip, made inevitable a sequel. But this is actually a fanciful prequel, starring charismatic martial arts expert To Yu-hang, also known as Dennis To, as Ip Man (1893-1972), the famous martial artist and teacher of Wing Chun kung fu.

  • The Martial of Virtuosity - A Review of Ip Man andydreamseeker 6 February 2009. Ip Man (1893-1972) is the expert in the Wushu fighting style of Wing Chun, and is the master of the famous Bruce Lee. As there has never been any previous film record of Ip Man, this film produced by Raymond Wong and directed by Wilson Yip will be the very first. ...