IP MAN: KUNG FU MASTER (2019) Reviews and overview

 

Ip Man: Kung Fu Master is a 2019 Chinese martial arts action film about a vengeful gangster who is targeting the police captain in Foshan. Meanwhile, the Japanese army invades the region.

Directed by Liming Li (Young Ip Man: Crisis Time; Fang Shi Yu: Gai shi ying xiong) from a screenplay co-written with Qingshui Shi, the movie stars Dennis To [Yu-Hang To], Michael Wong, Wanliruo Xin and

Reviews:

“Huang Rongjun’s editing induces the narrative with a very fitting, rather fast pace, which finds its apogee in the action scenes. Lastly, Wang Nan’s art direction has captured the essence of the era accurately, although with some artistic freedoms here and there. Ip Man: Kung Fu Master is not the best entry in the franchise, but is a quite entertaining movie…” Asian Movie Pulse

“Admittedly, Kung Fu Master is a lesser film than most of its Ip Man predecessors, but it is undeniably entertaining, in an unfussy, give-the-people-what-they-want kind of way. It is all about the Wing Chun scenes—and they deliver everything fans could want. Recommended for martial arts fans in the mood for some red meat…” J.B. Spins

Ip Man: Kung Fu Master excels in all the fight scenes from start to finish, but comes up short in the story and acting department […] Still, for a VOD experience, the amount of details and effort that went into the fight sequences should be complimented.” Neo Film Shop

Ip Man: Kung Fu Master plays out like a collection of greatest hits vignettes barely connected to one another. Just as cursory as its portraiture are its kung fu battles, which are staged with bland competence yet prove devoid of novelty or excitement, in large part because there’s never anything at stake. That’s also true of the climax, in which Ip finally faces off against the main baddie […] in a showdown that’s utterly perfunctory.” Switch.

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Release:

In the USA, Magnet Releasing will release Ip Man: Kung Fu Master theatrically and On-demand on December 11th, 2020.

Technical details:

84 minutes

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