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Opened in Theaters: Friday, July 9th, 2004

Directed by Adam McKay
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 1:31

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Ron Burgundy is a 1970's newsman with raging hormones, perfect hair and an inflated ego. He is the most beloved teleprompter reader in San Diego--until he's threatened by an ambitious female...  View more >

sexual humor, language and comic violence

Starring Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Fred Willard...  View more >

Reviews Summary

Rating # %  
See Now!  3 30 See Now! Percent
Good  4 40 Good Percent
Wait for Rental  2 20 Wait Percent
Stay Away!  1 10 Stay Away! Percent
10 Total Reviews

Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

[--- Wait for Rental ---]by  Jul 10, 2004
Will Farrell keeps it from being a "Stay Away". The film lacks plot and the nostalgia aspect doesn't do anything for me.
[--- See Now! ---]by  Jul 16, 2004
this is good if you like comedy thats so stupid it makes u laugh. this is one that is very very stupid, but it makes u laugh SSSOOO HARD!!!!
[--- See Now! ---]by  Jul 18, 2004
[--- Good ---]by  Jul 23, 2004
Like "Dodgeball" earlier this summer, "Anchorman" is a completely ridiculous comedy the works based on the strengths of its talented comedic performers. Will Farrell continues his great work from "Elf" and "Old School" with another endearing portrayal of a complete jackass. At one point in the movie, I actually felt sorry for Farrell's Ron Burgundy. So basically, this movie is very very funny if you like Will Farrell, but a few jokes fall flat and it seems to run just a little bit too long. It also has an unforgettable performance by Steve Carrell from the "Daily Show", and a hilarious animation sequence. And don't forget to stay for the credits (and after you think it's over. . . there's still more!). *** out of 4.
[--- Wait for Rental ---]by VIP MemberJul 28, 2004
"Anchorman" is a mostly unfunny comedy about a archorman played by Will Ferrell that refused to accept the changes in his life or in the television studios. That could've been easier say than done. But Ferrell's character of Ron Burgundy is hard to like. His ego behavior isn't believable. He's the type of guy who blows everything out of propostition. A few laughs and a smart 70's soundtrack couldn't help the film.
[--- Good ---]by  Jul 29, 2004
Steve Carrell makes this movie a good, otherwise its a wait for rental. Some good laughs, but not as many as there should be.
[--- Stay Away! ---]by  Jul 30, 2004
There were a few laughs, but in between is a lot of boring dead space filled with desperation...actors trying to be funny but not succeeding.
[--- See Now! ---]by  Aug 7, 2004
one of the funniest movies of the year! see it now, then go see it again, then again, then buy it when it comes out! great great great! acting was great, scenes were hilarious!
[--- Good ---]by  Aug 8, 2004
[--- Good ---]by  Aug 17, 2004
Well, I laughed. "Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgandy" has Will Ferrell's fingerprints all over it, you can't mistake his voice for anybody else's. The picture exists in some sort of alternate universe where being a local newsachor means endless fame and bachelor parties every weekend. That's only the most modest of it's jokes which come to a head with a gang fight among rival news stations. (Aside: this film earns it's gag cameos). The film has the sort of zany absurdity of Adam Sandler's "Billy Madison"; let's hope that Ferrell doesn't sell out and go down that route. Even the jokes that don't work, that land with a very loud thud, like including outtakes from Smokey in the Bandit 2 in the outtakes of the film, you sort of admire if just for the nerve. That said, I doubt that I would laugh if I were to see it a second time. The only defense or justification you can have for reccomending this movie is that it made you laugh. And well, I laughed.

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