At just 75-minutes long, The Grandmaster of
Kung Fu barely feels like a feature-length movie, despite fitting in plenty
of the tropes associated with the martial arts movie. It simply moves at a
brisk pace, only really slowing down the plot to savor the fight sequences, understanding
that this the likely reason most enjoy the action sub-genre. By leaning on
well-worn tropes, The Grandmaster of Kung Fu is able to rely on the audience’s
awareness of the familiar structure, focusing instead on the fun stuff.