"Ip Man 2" has eye candy to spare. But it is lacking in formalities such as character development and plot coherence, and the stereotyped Brits are straight out of central casting.
V.A. Musetto, New York Post, 2011-01-28
Director Wilson Yip keeps the movie moving as fast as the whiplash action.
Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 2011-01-27
The film's fight choreography is again handled by the legendary Sammo Hung - he also now has a supporting role and incredibly shot his own fight scenes while recuperating from heart surgery - and that alone makes the film worth checking out.
Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 2011-01-27
"Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grand Master" is distinguished by a string of stylishly choreographed martial-arts combat scenes, though barely serviceable in its storytelling.
Ted Fry, Seattle Times, 2011-01-27
A redundant if nonetheless occasionally thrilling follow-up bolstered by star Donnie Yen's precision combat skills.
Nick Schager, Village Voice, 2011-01-25
A smashing martial arts extravaganza dented by crude nationalism.
Maggie Lee, Hollywood Reporter, 2011-01-13