Ip Man: Kung Fu Master

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Ip Man: Kung Fu Master
Ip man kung fu master.jpg
Film poster
Traditional Chinese葉問宗師
Simplified Chinese叶问宗师[1]
Hanyu PinyinYè Wèn Zōngshī
JyutpingJip6 Man6 Zung1-si1
Directed byLi Liming
Written by
  • Li Liming
  • Shi Chingshui
Produced by
  • Xu Huidan
  • Sui Xiaonan
  • Wang Nan
  • Zhou Lili
CinematographyGuo Lei
Edited byHuang Rongjun
  • Baile Media
  • Beijing Kai Pictures
  • Beijing Palm Entertainment
Release date
  • 23 December 2019 (2019-12-23)
Running time
83 minutes
Box office$116,781[2][3]

Ip Man: Kung Fu Master (Chinese: 叶问宗师) is a 2019 Chinese martial arts film co-written and directed by Li Liming and starring Dennis To as Ip Man. It is To's third portrayal of the Hong Kong martial artist, after The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010) and Kung Fu League (2018).[4] The film depicts Ip Man's stint as a police officer in Guangzhou before the Chinese Communist Revolution in 1949. The film did not get a theatrical release in China, but instead it was released digitally via streaming on Youku.


  • Dennis To as Ip Man
  • Yuan Li Ruoxin as Qing Chuan
  • Tong Xiaohu as Director Yuan
  • Yue Dongfeng as Qiao Wu
  • Chang Qinyuan as Cheung Wing-sing
  • Zhao Xiaoguang as Sasaki-Zuo
  • Ren Yu as Tokugawa
  • Li Rizhu as Ribby
  • Michael Wong as San Ye


Ip Man was released in China digitally exclusively on Youku on 23 December 2019.[1][5] The film was given a limited release in the United States on 11 December 2020.[6]

The film will be available On Demand via Apple TV, Prime Video, Google Play, FandangoNOW, DirecTV, and more on March 9 throughout the United States.[7]


On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an aggregated score of 36% based on 11 critic reviews.[8]


  1. ^ a b "《叶问宗师》定档12.23 青年叶问热血护国". 北青网 (in Chinese). 19 December 2019. Retrieved 13 November 2020.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Ip Man: King Fu Master (2020)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  3. ^ "Zong Shi Ye Wen (2020)". The Numbers. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  4. ^ Frater, Patrick (24 June 2020). "All Rights Entertainment Returns to Cannes Market With 'Ip Man: Kung Fu Master'". Variety. Variety Media, LLC. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  5. ^ "《宗师叶问》将映 杜宇航再演青年叶问". 北青网 (in Chinese). 13 December 2019. Archived from the original on 16 November 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  6. ^ Vejvoda, Jim (12 November 2020). "Ip Man: Kung Fu Master Trailer and Poster Debut". IGN Southeast Asia. Media Prima Digital Sdn Bhd. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  7. ^ Zirogiannis, Marc Zirogiannis (3 March 2021). "A Look at Ip Man: Kung Fu Master". Tae Kwon Do Life Magazine. Tae Kwon Do Life Magazine. Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Ip Man: Kung Fu Master". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 26, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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