My wife and I watched Ip Man a couple of weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it (Netflix rental). We felt that the story was very moving, the acting was strong, and the film looked and sounded very good. We chose the film not because it was a martial arts film, but because of interest in foreign films and the historical period. We have no idea how much the story was fictionalized (a lot, according to some of your posts), but it made for a gripping drama and coming from the viewpoint of martial arts novices, we found the combat scenes highly engrossing. We've really enjoyed a string of movies from Asia recently (Mongol, Red Cliff I and II, Departures, Mother/Madeo) and Ip Man continues the trend. Great film.