Reviews: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

anchorman_2Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Edwin Arnaudin @ Ashvegas
    • Excerpt: Back for more of the same just shy of a decade later, the crew’s random one-liners and annoying personas haven’t aged well, though die-hards of Adam McKay’s original likely won’t notice.
  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: In their big, expensive, hyper-marketed Christmas studio movie, they’re doing the same kind of Fox-mocking that Jon Stewart does every night. But there is an argument to be made that what they’re doing is ballsier.
  • Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International
    • Excerpt: About the only gag that doesn’t get recycled in this saggy, would-be-satirical sequel is the one about Ron Burgundy’s love of scotch.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: While I still enjoyed “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” and I will likely watch it several times in the future, it really is the “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” of the series.
  • Michael Dequina @
  • Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Like the first movie, the sequel squanders its promising satirical premise … for gags that really have nothing to do with the situation or even the characters.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Slyly silly and subversively stupid – which is exactly what you’d expect.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Anchorman 2 is the work of talented writers. There’s a real respect to the original while adding enough unique material to make this episode seem not only fresh, but necessary.
  • Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics
    • Excerpt: You know our news media is terrible when Ron Burgundy emerges as the voice of reason.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Far from perfect, but its humor is nearly Monty Python-esque, much more deliciously absurd and creatively bizarre than its predecessor.
  • Daniel Kelly @ Danland
    • Excerpt: the film represents the best sequel anybody could’ve reasonably anticipated.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Self-indulgent in the extreme and in need of some sharper editing shears, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” is very hit-and-miss throughout, but it’s still pretty funny.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Carson Lund @ In Review Online
    • Excerpt: The film seems to have been made under the assumption that fans of the Anchorman brand are game to accept a certain more-is-better attitude from its makers. Such an outlook doesn’t always yield unqualified success, of course, but it guarantees that within a wall-to-wall barrage of jokes, at least some of them are likely to land.
  • [New – 2/6/14] | James Madden @ Film Blerg
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
  • Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: The sequel, while predictably not as good as the first one, is still a consistently funny and hugely quotable effort from Ferrell and Co.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: There are some familiar callbacks that still work, but they comfort rather than surprise. Director/co-writer Adam McKay lets the nominal plot of the thing run too long, but there’s lots of chortles, guffaws, and belly-shakers to be had, and all involved should suffer no embarrassment in relation to the movie’s revered legacy.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: When it’s funny you laugh. When it’s not you appreciate the effort.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: The same menu of bizarre non-sequiturs and surrealistic stupidity.

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