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Yip Man 3 (2015)

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When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over a local school, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.

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Wilson Yip

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Tai-lee Chan (as Tai-Li Chan), Lai-Yin Leung | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donnie Yen ... Ip Man
Lynn Xiong ... Cheung Wing-sing (as Lynn Hung)
Jin Zhang ... Cheung Tin-chi (as Max Zhang)
Mike Tyson ... Frank
Patrick Tam ... Ma King-Sang
Karena Ng ... Miss Wong
Kai-Chung Cheung ... Chui Lek
Kent Cheng ... Fatso
Ka-Yan Leung ... Master Tin
Kwok-Kwan Chan ... Bruce Lee
Babyjohn Choi ... Editor Lee
Sung Man Ban Sung Man Ban ... David
Xiao Long Li Xiao Long Li ... Ah Ching
Ling Lei Ling Lei ... Ip Man's Student #1
Tats Lau ... Principal
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Storyline

The year is 1959, where Ip Man lives in Hong Kong with his wife and his younger son. Trouble arises when a corrupt property developer and his thugs terrorize the school where Ip Man's son goes to. Ip Man and his disciples have to help the police guard the school day and night. On the other hand, Ip Man has to deal with his wife's terminal sickness, and at the same time faces a challenge from another Wing Chun fighter who ambitiously seeks to claim the Wing Chun Grandmaster title. Written by heyitsnuel

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The legend continues, the grandmaster returns.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of martial arts violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

24 December 2015 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Ip Man 5 See more »

Filming Locations:

Foshan, Guangdong, China

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Box Office

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$784,839, 24 January 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,679,437

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,844,753
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Muay Thai fighter is Sarut Khanwilai. He is also known to be Tony Jaa's stunt double in the movie Skin Trade (2014). See more »

Quotes

Ip Man: Not bad. But did you really kick that water, or only think you did?
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Follows Yip Man (2008) See more »

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Ip Man 3 is a touching ending to the Ip Man Trilogy, a movie with more depth than the previous two
23 December 2015 | by tiger-lion_eternalenemieSee all my reviews

I will try to keep this spoiler free.

Donnie Yen returns for Ip Man 3, and despite being produced by the same team, the theme that is explored... is that much deeper.

Ip Man focuses on "Survival", Ip Man 2 focuses on Everyday Life and Making a Living, while Ip Man 3 focuses on "Life" itself.

The audience will need to pay attention to details to enjoy the movie fully, starting from the first scene, and really understand how the first scene relates to the whole story. So... REMEMBER the first scene! (The Butterfly Scene)

There are subtle hints hidden in the move, be it Bruce Lee's quote of "Be Like Water" or "One-Inch Punch" where viewers really need to pay attention to the story and choreography to understand.

Ip Man 1 and 2 focuses on grounded action, and realistic choreography. Ip Man 3 has that, but added another layer of beauty to the movie, thanks to Yuen Woo Ping(Matrix, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)'s choreography. The details of every fight scene can be enjoyed and explored.

While many think that Ip Man 3 will be just a martial arts exhibition, but the team managed to bring in a layer of emotion we have not seen in 1 and 2.

Donnie's Ip Man is now a much more grounded, humble and just that neighborhood family guy we all love.

Donnie Yen's performance here is nothing sort of amazing.

Lynn Hung's performance is also outstanding.

All in all, the movie may not please all critics and fans who ONLY loves hard-hitting action, but if you are looking at an Ip Man movie with Great action, great humour and that sense of touch with a love story, then Ip Man 3 is the best in the series.


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