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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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) Paramount
PG-13 (for drug use, crude and sexual content, comic violence and language)
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Will Ferrell
as Ron Burgundy
Paul Rudd
as Brian Fantana
Steve Carell
as Brick Tamland
David Koechner
as Champ Kind
Christina Applegate
as Veronica Corningstone
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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All Critics (190) | Top Critics (43)

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
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Worth a watch despite occasional laugh-free stretches ...

Full Review… | December 20, 2013
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The whole thing goes down like a second, giant tumbler of scotchy scotch scotch: familiar, comforting and, ultimately, numbing.

Full Review… | December 19, 2013
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At its best, McKay and Ferrell's brand of homegrown American Dada can make you collapse laughing in your seat and cry uncle.

Full Review… | December 19, 2013
Orange County Register
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Wine connoisseurs would call this a new Burgundy with an old bouquet.

Full Review… | December 19, 2013
TIME Magazine
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This is the kind of movie where most people know what they want and are pretty sure what they will get, that being "more of the same, please."

Full Review… | December 19, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues


My favorite part of this movie was nothing.

James Alvarez
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.
Spencer S.

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

Nikhil Nandu
Nikhil Nandu

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