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Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy Reviews

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Brian Juergens
Freeze Dried Movies
April 1, 2005
So funny that you won't care that it has no real plot but boasts more bad wigs than The Lord of the Rings...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
March 14, 2005
Fans of the Todd Phillips school of comedy are going to be divided on this one -- there's real potential here and a great premise but had it been a little cleverer it could've been so much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
March 5, 2005
Overall, I put Anchorman on about the same level as Dodgeball. Both movies are pretty stupid and don't generate as many laughs as you wish they would.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
December 31, 2004
Nothing in Anchorman will be mistaken for the work of Preston Sturges, but the occasional chuckle and even a loud guffaw is unavoidable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
October 7, 2004
Misses a golden opportunity by crossing the line that separates parody from stupidity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Alan Dale
Blogcritics.org
October 6, 2004
A straight shot of that good stuff.
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
September 23, 2004
If we want to judge Anchorman by its own standards, we can observe that nothing in the movie lives up to, say, Toonces the driving cat.
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
September 19, 2004
Avoid Anchorman like the plague, you'll thank me later.
Full Review | Original Score: 21/100
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 16, 2004
Ferrell wrenches every drop of ingenuity from a lackluster screenplay and amplifies it through his face, his voice, his gut - even his underwear.
| Original Score: 3/4

Empire Magazine
September 11, 2004
Certainly the silliest comedy of the year, but mainly in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
September 11, 2004
Doesn't quite live up to the promise of its admittedly funny trailer, though it does have several good laugh-out-loud gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nev Pierce
BBC.com
September 7, 2004
This is ideal Friday night fodder if you're in the right mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Drakulich
Star Newspapers (Chicago, IL)
August 19, 2004
Generally, the film makes good on its humorous potential.
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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 12, 2004
The period vibe is basically the whole point to this charming and often very funny film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
August 7, 2004
The good news is - the film is fresh, imaginative and full of laughs.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 5, 2004
balances its social satire with some outlandish visual gags and moments of surreal hilarity
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
August 4, 2004
Ferrell is at the top of his game, giving us a character who is utterly shallow, silly, and vainglorious, yet completely likable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
August 1, 2004
If you don't like Will Ferrell, I don't understand you. I mean, this movie might just change your mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 29, 2004
Rent it if you must, but don't say I didn't warn you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
July 29, 2004
Surprise surprise, the movie outplays its trailer. Picks up big well-deserved laughs in between ever decreasing non-funny moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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