Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster
Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster (2011)

International megastar Donnie Yen reprises his iconic role as the real-life kung fu grandmaster Ip Man in this martial arts spectacular. After escaping the Japanese occupation of his hometown of Fo Shan, China, Ip Man and his family have… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 19, 2011
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84%



Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

One of the highest-grossing films in Hong Kong history, but it doesn't add much to the crowded history of martial-arts movies.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

The film's fight choreography is again handled by the legendary Sammo Hung - he also now has a supporting role and incredibly shot his own fight scenes while recuperating from heart surgery - and that alone makes the film worth checking out.

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Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

It's a second installment of a film bio of Ip Man, and it's pretty much made-up nonsense, but few will care, as it's also great fun.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

"Ip Man 2" has eye candy to spare. But it is lacking in formalities such as character development and plot coherence, and the stereotyped Brits are straight out of central casting.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

"Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grand Master" is distinguished by a string of stylishly choreographed martial-arts combat scenes, though barely serviceable in its storytelling.

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Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

The movie is simply an entertaining second chance to see more of this man of character in action.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

Director Wilson Yip keeps the movie moving as fast as the whiplash action.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

A redundant if nonetheless occasionally thrilling follow-up bolstered by star Donnie Yen's precision combat skills.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Ip Man 2 is frankly one of the very best Hong Kong/martial arts movies I've seen in years.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A bloated, overlong sequel that is more concerned about following the formula of the Rocky movies than having an identity of its own, with all of it making it… More
Lewis C.
"I can abide in order to survive, but I won't let him insult Chinese martial arts!" Ip Man 2 once again brings much of the amazing martial arts… More
Albert Kim
The predecessor, "Ip Man", carried a genuinely interesting plot, characters; Ip Man 2 fails to have the same dramatic impact as the first one had but… More
Mark Hobin
The first half follows the teacher as he attempts to turn his fledgling Wing Chun school into a success. In the beginning IP Man struggles and there is drama in… More
danny d
the plot is recycled, and in comparison to the first the characters are less compelling, the mood less serious, the scope less epic, and the stakes not as high.… More
Cynthia S.
Ok. I LOVED LOVED the first film. This one isn't quite as memorable, BUT I still found it enjoyable. Plus, Donnie Yen is just the bomb. Perhaps if I had… More

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