The Grandmaster

Inspired by the true story of Bruce Lee's master


The Grandmaster
Director Kar Wai Wong is generally well regarded, but he had conflicting commercial and artistic pressures for this film, which, while it has garnered awards and wins, is not considered to be his best work. Inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man, the story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. In essence it is the story of Ip Man's attempts to unite the northern and southern fighting styles, while surviving the harshness of the Japanese invasion. In oriental languages with English subtitles. This film was released in different versions, some more cut than others. SA has the slightly shorter International Version, while the US had much harsher cuts, leading to problems with the narrative, which adversely affected some of the press ratings.

123 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence).
Action, Biographical, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Chang Chen, Wang Qinxiang, Shang Tielong, Zhao Benshan, Song Hye Kyo,
Director
Kar Wai Wong
ScreenplayKar Wai Wong, Jingzhi Zou, Haofeng Xu
MusicNathaniel Méchaly, Shigeru Umebayashi
CinematographyPhilippe le Sourd
EditingWilliam Chang, Hung Poon
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2013
Produced byBlock 2 Pictures, Jet Tone Films, Sil-Metropole Organisation, Bona International Film Group

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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
3
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
3
Violence
4
Sex
1
Language
3
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconClassic Kung Fu with a kick
15
Die Burger
Amande de Lange quote iconKoeng foe wat buite boks dans
15
Cape Times
Clarence Tsui quote iconExistential kung fu
15
Metacritic.com
34 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
100 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThough its storytelling is a tad muddled, Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster still exhibits the auteur's stylistic flourishes in gorgeous cinematography and explosive action set pieces.
15
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
10

What the People say

Internet
14354 Netizens
13

Average .. 68%

14

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