|ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY (director: Adam McKay/writer; screenwriter: Will Ferrell; cinematographer: Thomas Ackerman; editor: Brent White; music: Alex Wurman; cast: Will Ferrell (Ron Burgundy), Christina Applegate (Veronica Corningstone), Paul Rudd (Brian Fantana), Steve Carell (Brick Tamland), David Koechner (Champ Kind), Fred Willard (Ed Harken), Danny Trejo (Bartender), Chris Parnall (Garth), Bill Lawson (Narrator), Ben Stiller (Arturo Mendes), Luke Wilson (Frank Vitchard); Runtime: 94; MPAA Rating: PG-13; producer: Judd Apatow; Dreamworks Pictures; 2004)|
uneven comedy is sometimes amusing but too
often it's a bad joke prolonged."
by Dennis Schwartz
Its best virtue is that it doesn't take itself seriously, and its goofy comedy might please an audience not in a critical mood but willing to take it lightly as a series of TV skits.
Fred Willard is his usual comical delight, as he plays the harried station manager.
REVIEWED ON 10/3/2016 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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