Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
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Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
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 news anchorman. While Burgundy is outwardly willing to adjust to the idea of females in the workplace -- even outside of secretarial positions -- he certainly doesn't want his own job challenged. Keeping that in mind, it's no wonder that the arrival of Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), an aspiring newswoman, is, in Ron's eyes, not the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"Wonderfully silly all the time."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Whether you hold Anchorman as the best comedy of the modern era or the most overrated, there's little doubt that it's kind of a big deal."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"Silly comedy that's definitely not for kids"
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Laughs galore follow the well-paced humor as cameo performances by Jack Black, Tim Robbins, and Luke Wilson spice up the buffoonery ingeniously smacked at by the rest of movie's talented ensemble."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Slaps a goofy smile on your face."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"You will laugh. Then you will laugh some more. Then you will laugh still again."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Incredibly silly yet often hilarious..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It's nearly perfect."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"Relentlessly silly but not quite funny parody of 70s network news never quite lives up to its promise."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"It has a pleasing, noodly elasticity about it -- the picture knows what its limits are and proceeds to boogie unself-consciously far outside them."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"Like most of these sofa-spud comedies, Anchorman bears its attention-deficit disorder proudly, as it shifts tone and abruptly sidetracks."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"[A] very funny, silly, and well acted comedy that must be watched for the great laugh out loud performances, and gut busting gags."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"By no means ... a great movie. But I not only understand why some people love it, I think I'm even beginning to love it a little myself."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Some of the material works, some doesn't."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
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