This is one of those movies that will have half the people in the audience clutching their guts and crying from laughter, while another quarter of that audience sits stone-faced and disgusted. The last quarter will giggle intermittently, enjoy themselves to a swell degree and even guffaw from time to time. Will Ferrell is damned funny as Ron Burgundy, a ’70s San Diegan newscaster who falls in love with his primary competition (Christina Applegate in her best role to date). The film revels in its stupidity, and those who like their humor dumb à la Caddyshack
and Old School
will love this movie. Others might feel content to stay home and watch a Merchant-Ivory film festival. Ferrell is the most consistently funny comedic actor in film today.