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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    When is a movie fall-down funny even when some scenes fall flat on their fat ones? When it's Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. show more

  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Yet it's very funny, a disappointment only to those who expect to see something bold and new. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The movie cleverly spoofs the 24-hour TV news cycle, as well as sexism and racism in the workplace. Not every scene is equally funny, of course, but most of the comic antics generate laughs. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    No manner of bizarre distraction can keep Anchorman's hapless hero from his mission: "I'm going to do what God put Ron Burgundy on this earth to do," he declares. "Have salon-quality hair and read the news!" show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Like the bloated channels it parodies, the movie stretches to find something to say, then settles for stupid. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Comedically, everyone's on the same page here, which means that, even when things flag, more fun isn't far off. show more

  • 70
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    It's impossible for all of them to work, but the sheer volume of material, delivered by a cast dedicated to the absolute absurdity of the setups — Fantana's new career as a kitten photographer, Kind's side business running a fast-food chain with a specialty in fried bat, Burgundy nursing and training a live shark while blind and living in a lighthouse — is a kind of comedy carpet-bombing. All it takes is a certain percentage of hits for things to detonate. show more

  • 88
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    Ferrell and his longtime collaborator Adam McKay have a unique gift for creating characters that are human car wrecks yet somehow win our affection. show more

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It’s a stacked lineup, and considering the profound un-funniness of so many Hollywood comedies, the fact that the film bats somewhere around .300 for its two-hour duration makes it feel like a genuine all-star event. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Maybe if I liked the first "Anchorman" a little less, I'd like Anchorman 2 a little more. Still, I laughed. show more

  • April 08, 2014 capuletpoehner
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    I thought it was pretty funny, but not nearly as memorable as the first one.

  • January 19, 2014 wensteel
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    Just awful, we walked out. We were the only ones in the theater. Can\'t believe that Will Farrell was able to get so many other actors to be a part of the stupidy with him. Even my husband, who typically likes Will Farrell, was more than willing to walk out.

  • January 19, 2014 peggella
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    0 stars. Horrible. I walked out.

  • January 09, 2014 larissar7
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    My friends and I are fans of Will Farrell movies and enjoyed the first Anchorman. That being said, we were sorely disappointed by this movie. There were several improbable plot events and the whole movie just dragged out and its jokes got real old real fast. 2 weeks ago : the theater was empty.

  • January 07, 2014 antmailster
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    Lived up to expectations and had me laughing most of the movie. Some short parts I couldn\'t wait to get over with because they were slow, boring or lacked a plot. 4 stars overall.

  • January 05, 2014 Marcia Schrimpsher E
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    Will Farrell has never made a good movie in his acting career. He thinks he is funny but if he is, it is in a different way. Come on Hollywood, you can do a better job of hiring actors better than him.

  • January 05, 2014 ie00000000176208
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    It makes me laugh that this movie got bad reviews and is called tasteless by these dopey reviewers. You were expecting Lawrence Oliver? This movie was FUNYY and JERKY. If you don\'t like FUNNY and JERKY stay home and watch Everybody Loves Raymond for the 100th time. I laughed my ass off.

  • January 04, 2014 tom
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    One of the dumbest movies I\'ve seen in my life. Wouldn\'t recommend this to anyone. Some people walked out of the theatre after 20 minutes.

  • January 03, 2014 ace1026
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    Worst movie I\'ve seen in 40 years

  • January 03, 2014 uryngr4me
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    This was the most stupid \"comedy\" ???? we have ever seen -- it never should have made it past the first weekend !!! How could anyone in his/her right mind think it was funny?? All slapstick & yelling etc etc -- oure TRASH !!!

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