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Based on 38 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 4 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    There's no sense to the scene in which the boys get together for a close-harmony rendition of "Afternoon Delight" -- just pure pleasure. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Feels like an extended skit stretched and stretched, maybe not to the breaking point, but to the sagging point. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    That he can make his anchorman chauvinistic, deluded and ridiculous but still manage to give him some humanity is testimony to Ferrell's comic talents. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The sweet spirit that made last year's "Elf" such a success has curdled considerably. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    An engagingly knuckleheaded comic vehicle for former Saturday Night Live trouper Will Ferrell. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    It takes a while to get used to the film's campy characters and its broad, "Ace Ventura" stylings. But Ferrell is the anti-Jim Carrey -- his deadpan comic mannerisms are infectiously funny, and his cluelessly narcissistic Burgundy is a joy to follow. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Does make you laugh even if you hate yourself for doing so. A creation of former "Saturday Night Live" colleagues, the comedy plays like an extended skit with bits of improvisation and several slightly extended sequences. show more

  • 88
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    To discover why movie fans are screaming for more Will Ferrell, and to savor the work of improv wizards like Carell, go see Anchorman. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Most of the time, though, Anchorman works, and a lot of the time it's very funny. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It's hard to say whether Anchorman is the funniest movie of the year - it has enough offbeat and gut-busting moments to make it worth consideration in that category. show more

  • December 31, 2012 lukebarnhart77
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    Absolutely incredible.

  • April 24, 2011 Warner Family
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    Anchorman is the funniest movie i have ever seen. Baxter come here you are a gentleman

  • February 27, 2011 AlexCarr45
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    Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner make a great pair I love this movie

  • October 27, 2008 OldSkoolABA
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    Simply the greatest movie ever created.

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