Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Marking the directorial debut of Adam McKay, former head writer for Saturday Night Live and founder of the Upright Citizen's Brigade, Anchorman is set during the 1970s and stars Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, San Diego's top-rated… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 28, 2004
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
66%
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User Score
86%



Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Filled with inspired silliness and quotable lines, Anchorman isn't the most consistent comedy in the world, but Will Ferrell's buffoonish central performance helps keep this portrait of a clueless newsman from going off the rails.

Anna Smith
Time Out

Takes a joke and runs with it -- sometimes too far, but usually long enough to wear you down and force you to submit to its craziness.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Wonderfully silly all the time.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Incredibly silly yet often hilarious...

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Slaps a goofy smile on your face.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

You will laugh. Then you will laugh some more. Then you will laugh still again.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

[A] very funny, silly, and well acted comedy that must be watched for the great laugh out loud performances, and gut busting gags.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

It has a pleasing, noodly elasticity about it -- the picture knows what its limits are and proceeds to boogie unself-consciously far outside them.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Like most of these sofa-spud comedies, Anchorman bears its attention-deficit disorder proudly, as it shifts tone and abruptly sidetracks.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Silly comedy that's definitely not for kids

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Starts well but falls apart in the middle, extremely patchy from that point on.
Nicki Marie
Stupidity that you have to smile at. I love the scene with the dog and the bear and Christina Applegate is great as a would-be anchorwoman. Can't quite see… More
Everett Johnson
In the last 10 years there hasn't been a comedy that is more quotable and hilarious on repeat viewings than "Anchorman". I saw this is the… More
JY Skacto
Adam McKay's <i>Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy</i> is a senseless sit through.<p>Apparently 90 minutes of a 1970s news anchorman… More
KJ Proulx
"Anchorman" is a laugh-a-minute film that will have you rolling on the floor. All of these characters are hilarious in their own ways and it has… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
It's mostly childish, but Anchorman still offers some genuine laugh-out-loud moments, something which most "comedies" simply cannot do. Its… More

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