Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

"I'm Ron Burgundy?"... Judd Apatow-produced comedy following Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) as San Diego's top rating news anchor in the male dominated world of 1970's broadcasting. But all that changes when a new female co-presenter (Christina Applegate) arrives, threatening Ron's career and manhood.

Also stars Steve Carell ("I love lamp") and Paul Rudd ("Why don't you sit this next one out, stop talking for a while").

This is director Adam McKay's first film. His collaborations with Will Ferrell continued with Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers and The Other Guys.

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy / Reviews

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Certainly the silliest comedy of the year, but mainly in a good way. Not quite as inspired as Stiller's Dodgeball, but if it were any more manic you'd have to put it on Ritalin.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

Will Ferrell is superb as Ron Burgundy, an egocentric legend of TV's nightly news who could only have existed in the 1970s.

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BBC

BBC

This is ideal Friday night fodder if you're in the right mood.

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

...consistently ridiculous and hysterical, despite its messy mid-movie abandonment of the subject it sets out to parody.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

What takes the whole thing pleasurably over the top, turning a goof into a total gas, is the film's pitch-perfect absurdist comedy and warmth.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

A lot of the time it's very funny.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It is not as maniacally uninhibited as Old School or as dementedly lovable as Elf, but its cheerful dumbness is hard to resist.

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USA Today

USA Today

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

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Variety

Variety

Ferrell has seized on a clever concept rife with possibilities -- namely, women breaking the glass ceiling in male-dominated TV news during the '70s -- and smartly surrounded himself with a topnotch cast.

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