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The Life Aquatic becomes more dear and more impressive the more you learn about it —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

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Will Ferrell

  • Get Hard (2015)

    Ferrell Gets Hard Review by Robert Denerstein: Ferrell and Hart strain to deliver the jokes

  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

    Ferrell's Legend Continues Review by Robert Denerstein: Funny, messy sequel offers the best and the worst of movie comedy

  • The Campaign (2012)

    Ferrell and Galifianakis Campaign for laughs Review by Robert Denerstein: Works great until it develops a conscience

  • Land of the Lost (2009)

    Ferrell finds himself in the Land of the Lost Review by Matt Anderson: Clunky, cheesy, lame, homophobic, raunchy, and ... did we mention lame?

  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

    Eternal sidekick Reilly heats up the Talladega Nights Review by Marty Mapes: Gets good mileage out of its jokes, and has a sturdier frame than previous models

  • Curious George (2006)

    Review by Matt Anderson: An amiable, colorful, and juvenile cinematic adventure

  • Bewitched (2005)

    Kidman has Ferrell Bewitched Review by Matt Anderson: Doesn't take advantage of the possibilities, and has too much Ferrell

  • Kicking & Screaming (2005)

    Ferrell sends you Kicking and Screaming Review by Nick Reed: Relies on toilet humor and crotch-kicking jokes

  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

    Ferrell anchors Anchorman Review by Marty Mapes: You'll be more likely to scratch your head in puzzlement than to pull your mouth into a smile

  • Elf (2003)

    The first Elf-sploitation movie Review by Marty Mapes: The best jokes earn the movie enough coasting time that the dry spells aren't so bad

  • Old School (2003)

    Wilson and Ferrell laugh it up Old School Review by Marty Mapes: Except for a few highlights, Old School is not funny enough to make a movie

  • Zoolander (2001)

    Stiller = Zoolander Review by Matt Anderson: Stiller fashions a unique character that combines Forrest Gump and Austin Powers