Film review: Kung fu movie 'Grandmaster' a feast for the eyes

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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013 12:00 am

Fans of kung fu movies will probably rate Wong Kar Wai's beautifully filmed and meticulously choreographed “The Grandmaster” a four-star movie. Just the fact that it's about legendary Ip Man, the grandmaster who trained martial-arts megastar Bruce Lee, makes it a must-see title for them.

Those who aren't fans of the genre will find the historical narrative jumbled, and a sense that the garbled plot exists mainly to link great fight scenes. This is partly because the movie was trimmed by 22 minutes from its Chinese version, adding onscreen text and narration to condense the Chinese history in the story.

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