Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Synopsis
A 1970s newsman (Will Ferrell) feels threatened by a female employee (Christina Applegate).
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Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
To discover why movie fans are screaming for more Will Ferrell, and to savor the work of improv wizards like Carell, go see Anchorman.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It takes a while to get used to the film's campy characters and its broad, "Ace Ventura" stylings. But Ferrell is the anti-Jim Carrey --...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
An engagingly knuckleheaded comic vehicle for former Saturday Night Live trouper Will Ferrell.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
There's no sense to the scene in which the boys get together for a close-harmony rendition of "Afternoon Delight" -- just pure pleasure.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
That he can make his anchorman chauvinistic, deluded and ridiculous but still manage to give him some humanity is testimony to Ferrell's...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Does make you laugh even if you hate yourself for doing so. A creation of former "Saturday Night Live" colleagues, the comedy plays like an...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Sloppy, crude, pursuing the most far-flung tangents in hopes of a laugh, Anchorman still gave me more stupid giggles than I'd care to...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is funny when it's nasty, as when Ron and Veronica trade insults at the anchor desk. Most of the time, though, it's not nasty...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Feels like an extended skit stretched and stretched, maybe not to the breaking point, but to the sagging point.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The sweet spirit that made last year's "Elf" such a success has curdled considerably.
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So-SO

By foxyjo123
This movie was so-so. It was a pretty funny movie but there were parts in it where it was actually pretty boring.. 6 out of 10....

anchorman

By heavenlyh3r0
Hilarious!!!...

An ATF

By TerpsFan72
Maybe my favorite Will Ferrell movie. Just an insanely funny movie. Can't wait for the sequel, which is finally coming. I own this on blu-ray and watch it at least once a year. The movie is worth...

Will Ferrell's Funniest

By bjohn
I have never seen a movie that I have been able to quote or laugh along to as much as this movie. A true classic....

a true classic

By Ewansgal88
How many movies get quoted so much? You'd have to be willing to deal with some silly humor but it's really funny!...

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Awesome!!!

By darlinglatina
LOL, to this day there are so many great quotes!! "You are a smelly pirate h****r. Why don't you go back to your home on W***e Island"? What a great cast!! Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate,...

dont remember why i didnt care for it exactly

By chrisd23902
well it has been awhile sence i saw this movie and mabey just mabey i should watch agin but from what i can remember the humor was stupid and corney and it just made no sence except for a few one...

Watch it a second time

By MongrolMan
The first time I saw this, I thought the only funny part was the street fight with Ben Stiller. After my friends egged me on to see it a second time, I couldn't stop laughing!! I thought the whole...

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Rated PG-13 | For Language, Comic Violence and Sexual Humor
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