Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004)



Critic 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.

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual humor, language and comic violence)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Adam McKay, Will Ferrell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 28, 2004
Box Office: $84.1M
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as Ron Burgundy

as Veronica Corningston...

as Brian Fantana

as Brick Tamland

as Champ Kind

as Ed Harken

as Garth Holliday

as Vince Masters

as Rashad Harris

as Eager Cameraman

as Wes Mantooth

as Bartender

as Waiter at Tino's

as Deedra X

as Stage Manager

as Hot Blonde

as Petite Brunette

as Tino's Bassist

as Paul Hauser

as Director

as Security Guard

as Chris Harken

as Eyewitness News Memb...

as Jess Moondragon

as Man in Kitchen

as Custodian

as News Station Employe...

as News Station Employe...

as Network Reporter

as Yelling Woman

as Announcer

as Middle Class Mother

as Elderly Woman

as Wealthy Family Fathe...

as Wealthy Family Mothe...

as Wealthy Family Child

as Wealthy Family Child

as Middle Class Dad

as Nursing Room Residen...

as Bill Lawson

as Frank Vitchard
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Critic Reviews for Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy

All Critics (196) | Top Critics (40)

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.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Incredibly silly yet often hilarious...

Full Review… | May 24, 2012
Reel Film Reviews

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

Full Review… | April 6, 2011
Cinema Crazed

Silly comedy that's definitely not for kids

Full Review… | December 21, 2010
Common Sense Media

It's nearly perfect.

Full Review… | November 29, 2010
Projection Booth

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.

Full Review… | September 26, 2010
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy

Starts well but falls apart in the middle, extremely patchy from that point on.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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 theater and immediately fell in love. 9 years later I figured I would revisit it before the big sequel to see how much it holds up, and damn it is still hilarious. Will Ferrell is a comedic genius, and this is his best role ever(well, maybe tied with "Old School"). The rest of the cast is amazing, and looking back this kind of started the big push for Paul Rudd and Steve Carrell. After this they had "40 Year Old Virgin" and just kind of blew up from there. I love this movie and still quote it often, from "I love lamp" to "I have many leather bound books". Amazing comedy that ranks as one of the best of all time, and if you don't agree then I will introduce you to Jack Johnson and Tom O Leary.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

"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 become one of the most quotable films in history, as far as comedies go. The writers really did not have a hard job, because even if they wrote bad dialogue, the actors would save it by adding to it. This is not an amazing film by any means, but if you are watching with a group of people, you will be sure to bust a gut. Will Ferrel and this incredibly talented group of people are perfectly cast in their roles, which is what I think is the best part about it. It may not be the best comedy ever, but it has a lot of laughs and the direction is very well done. "Anchorman" is awesome fun!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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