After an escaped convict infiltrates his school and holds all the students for ransom, a young Ip Man confronts the kidnappers head on. However, he soon finds himself in the middle of a dangerous conspiracy involving local authorities as well as some of the last people he would ever have expected to be part of the heinous plot.
“Young Ip Man” may be a step lower than the initial entries in the Ip Man franchise, but remains quite entertaining throughout its duration and a film that will definitely satisfy fans of martial arts. – Rotten Tomatoes
“… Young Ip Man is essentially a DTV movie, being made for streaming. With that in mind it’s always best to lower expectations. This will never reach the lofty heights of the Donnie Yen series, or to a lesser extent Ip Man: Final Fight (2013) which featured a surprisingly effective Anthony Wong in the title role. Considering it’s a low budget affair, director Li Liming manages to fit in a good deal of action, with several well choreographed fight scenes. Again, don’t expect Donnie Yen levels of quality, but the fight scenes are well thought out and showcase the martial arts skills of the performers.” – maactioncinema.com