The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (Yip Man chinchyun)
The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (Yip Man chinchyun) (2010)

Yu-Hang To stars as famed martial arts master Ip Man in this biographical drama from director Herman Yau (The Untold Story, Taxi Hunter). Growing up, Ip Man, his adopted sibling Ip Tin-chi, and their friend Ng Chung-sok studied Wing Chun… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 24, 2010
DVD Release Date: December 19, 2011
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

IMDB lists the title of the film as "Ip Man Zero," an obvious nod to its coming before parts one and two, but unfortunately, it's also an inadvertent comment on what this particular film has to offer.

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Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

There is nothing in this bubbling soap opera of a plot that can't be solved with drawn-out fight scenes. And so they jump and kick, poke, slap and twirl for half the film.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Can the most currently popular martial arts series survive without Donnie Yen, the most popular action star in Asia? Absolutely.

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Maggie Lee
Hollywood Reporter

Rigorous, authentic fighting by physically formidable newcomer Dennis To and a stellar supporting cast.

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Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
The semi-fictional biopic of Ip Man continues, this time chronicling Ip Man's formative years in this prequel <i>Ip Man</i> film. Interesting… More
Ian Walker
Another great Ip Man movie but this time it seems to focus more on the storyline than the kung fu itself. Despite that the film is still great to watch and the… More
JY Skacto
Herman Yau gets the pleasure to tell the early years of Ip Man in <i>The Legend Is Born: Ip Man</i>.<p>Although released after the first two… More
Caesar Mendez
Now I've the other two Donnie Yen Ip Man movies and decided to checkout what often's called Ip Man 0. If you've seen the other two Donnie Yen… More