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The GrandmasterThe Grandmaster sounds like a kick-ass banquet. It's the story of Ip Man, the Wing Chun martial-arts legend who trained Bruce Lee, and it...The GrandmasterAction/AdventurePT108MPG-13The Grandmaster sounds like a kick-ass banquet. It's the story of Ip Man, the Wing Chun martial-arts legend who trained Bruce Lee, and it...2013-08-26The Weinstein Company
GRANDMASTER FLASH OR NO FLASH? Another retelling of the tale of Ip Man, the martial arts legend

GRANDMASTER FLASH OR NO FLASH? Another retelling of the tale of Ip Man, the martial arts legend (Weinstein)

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The Grandmaster

Genre: Action/Adventure; Starring: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ziyi Zhang; Director: Kar Wai Wong; Release Date Limited: 08/23/2013; Runtime (in minutes): 108; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

The Grandmaster sounds like a kick-ass banquet. It’s the story of Ip Man, the Wing Chun martial-arts legend who trained Bruce Lee, and it was directed by the heady sensualist Wong Kar-wai. Tony Leung plays Ip Man with his old-movie charisma and reserve, but the film, despite a few splendid fights, is a biohistorical muddle that never finds its center. Maybe that’s because — big mistake! — it never gets to Bruce Lee. C+

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