In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man (Anthony Wong) is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon draw him into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Seriously, if not always elegantly, the film portrays the great Ip Man as someone trying to survive, which is to say just as often a victim as a victor.Nicolas Rapold, New York Times, 09.19.2013
What the pic lacks in stylistic sparks compared with other renditions by Wong Kar Wai and Wilson Yip, it makes up for in sinewy action and traditional values.Maggie Lee, Variety, 09.16.2013
The overall sense is of a rushed, simplistic installment in a well-worn biography franchise.Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 09.19.2013
Enjoyable enough, this colorfully local, nostalgia-tinged tale focuses on the Hong Kong years of an older, gentlemanly kung fu master.Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter, 09.16.2013