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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)



Critic Consensus: It's just as uneven and loosely structured as the first Anchorman -- and while Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues may not be quite as quotable, it's nearly as funny as its predecessor.

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Movie Info

With the 70's behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." Also back for more are Ron's co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) - All of whom won't make it easy to stay classy...while taking the nation's first 24-hour news channel by storm. (c) Paramountmore
Rating: PG-13 (for drug use, crude and sexual content, comic violence and language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 1, 2014
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


Will Ferrell
as Ron Burgundy
Paul Rudd
as Brian Fantana
Steve Carell
as Brick Tamland
David Koechner
as Champ Kind
Christina Applegate
as Veronica Corningston...
James Marsden
as Jack Lime
Meagan Good
as Linda Jackson
Dylan Baker
as Freddie Shapp
Josh Lawson (II)
as Kench Allenby
Judah Nelson
as Walter Burgundy
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Critic Reviews for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

All Critics (187) | Top Critics (42)

Ferrell and McKay were so determined to tell new Burgundy jokes that they didn't appear to care what they were about or whether they were any good.

Full Review… | January 3, 2014
Top Critic

It's absolutely stuffed with jokes, its pointed criticism of the news media is a natural fit, and the cast is uniformly energized.

Full Review… | April 8, 2016

A worthy followup to the first film

Full Review… | August 10, 2014
Film School Rejects

The unscripted, off-the-cuff joshing between Ferrell and co-stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner this time fails to come up with enough good jokes, though they do hit the occasional satirical bull's eye.

Full Review… | May 4, 2014
Movie Talk

I can't imagine fans will come away disappointed with the amount of laughs to be had here. Stay unclassy, Ron Burgundy.

Full Review… | April 23, 2014
Columbus Alive

It goes on a bit longer than it probably needs to, but the humor hits more than it misses, resulting in only a few sluggish places in a film that otherwise pays its audience's desire to revel in nonstop absurdity with just a dash of genuine social satire

Full Review… | April 3, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues


My favorite part of this movie was nothing.

James Alvarez

Super Reviewer

What made the original "Anchorman" special, was the unexpected absurdity of it: the time period, the focus on gender politics, the inane and yet hilarious exploits of its news team. This sequel doesn't quite have the same edge, or at least the same unexpectedness of its predecessor. Most of the funny moments in this film aim to be silly instead of shocking. What really puts me off about this film is its inability to let jokes die out quickly, and instead goes far too long with gags. The sequel also casts out elements from the first film that remain fan favorites, included Baxter the dog, the banter between Ron and Veronica, and a reliability on its time period. This new film tries to bring commentary on news networks of today into its eighties' setting without any modicum of satire, instead relying on more gags. If this film had come out earlier, it probably would have been better suited. Now it's a little tired and egotistical. Still, that being said, at least Anchorman 2 knows what it is and revels in it with complete absurdity when possible, which is uncommon nowadays.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer


It's as funny and stupid as the original- and at least 10 times more random.

Nikhil N.
Nikhil Nandu

Super Reviewer

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Quotes

Ron Burgundy: Walter, listen to me. Life isn't a fairy tale, it's not a bunch of jumping rope and grabbing ass. It's complicated. What do you want to do with your life? What do you want to be when you grow up?
Walter Burgundy: I want to be an astronaut or a cowboy!
Ron Burgundy: You're never gonna be any of those, okay?
Veronica Corningstone: Ron!
Ron Burgundy: You've gotta set the bar a lot lower. Service industry, fry cook, prison guard. Maybe you're a lighting guy at a porn shoot. Which basically means you hold up a flashlight while adults do things.
Veronica Corningstone: He is a child, Ron!
Ron Burgundy: Nah, nah, nah, nah! He's got hair on his nugs. He's old enough to hear this.
– Submitted by Mike J (2 years ago)
Veronica Corningstone: I will lock you in a closet!
– Submitted by Mike J (2 years ago)
Ron Burgundy: Guess what, Trevor? Every morning I get here half an hour earlier and I sexually assault a starfish!
– Submitted by Mike J (2 years ago)
Ron Burgundy: Damn it Lupita, what have you've been doing up there? Eating nachos?
– Submitted by Mike J (2 years ago)

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