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The Grandmaster (2013, China) **

The Grandmaster (2013, China) **

Directed and written by Wong Kar-wai and starring Tony Leung as Ip Man and Zhang Ziyi as Gong Er, The Grandmaster is likely to be enjoyed more by martial arts enthusiasts than the general audience.
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Fist of Fury (Hong Kong AKA The Chinese Connection, and The Iron Hand in the USA, 1972) */*****

With a plot as thin as a rice-paper, this Bruce Lee film, has earned a rare one-star, but when it comes to the fighting scenes, its a shining five-star.

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Curse of the Golden Flower (China, 2006) *

Curse of the Golden Flower is melodramatic beyond belief; not only do we need to suffer through over-acting, but extra dramatic music is added in the background making the film almost comical.

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Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) *** (k:*****)

If you have high expectations from this flick, you may want to take it down a notch. Inner peace it shall not provide you. The kids loved is all the same.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) **

Form without content, this film is more concerned with being inventive (which it is), original (which is it) and stylish, than with telling a compelling story, or having characters with minimal depth... The film tries to marry comics, video games, music, martial arts style fights, and a love triangle, amongst other topics, into one tasteless salad.

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Ip Man 2 (2010) ****

 Ip Man 2 picks up just about where Ip Man (the first movie) left off. Here too, stereotypes damage what is otherwise an engaging film. But as with the first Ip Man movie, the film is saved by superb martial arts scenes and excellent acting on the part of Donnie Yen and the other supporting cast members.

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