Ip Man 3

In the late 1950s, Master Ip (Donnie Yen) maintains a peaceful existence as a Kung Fu master and teacher in the community with a wife and young son.

click to enlarge Donnie Yen in 'Ip Man 3'
Donnie Yen in 'Ip Man 3'

In the late 1950s, Master Ip (Donnie Yen) maintains a peaceful existence as a Kung Fu master and teacher in the community with a wife and young son. He keeps watch over the neighborhood with a handful of disciples, but soon must contend with a local thug and his gang who are in the employ of a foreigner named Frank (Mike Tyson) with designs on taking over the community school. Meanwhile Ip warily balances his practice opposite an upstart (Jin Zhang) who believes his faster and more punishing fighting style is truer, in spirit, to that of the legendary master who taught Ip. Director Wilson Yip, who helmed the first two installments in this series, employs an understated approach to the fight sequences that achieves a welcome degree of realism, which sadly is lacking in the dramatic moments. (Opens Friday) (PG-13) Grade: C+

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