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Alan Partridge (2014)



Average Rating: 7/10
Reviews Counted: 96
Fresh: 84 | Rotten: 12

The Alan Partridge movie ditches the TV series' nuanced humor for something broader, and succeeds in presenting the character on a global scale.


Average Rating: 7/10
Critic Reviews: 28
Fresh: 25 | Rotten: 3

The Alan Partridge movie ditches the TV series' nuanced humor for something broader, and succeeds in presenting the character on a global scale.



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Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) has had many ups and downs in his life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. A nervous breakdown in Dundee. His self-published book, 'Bouncing Back', subsequently remaindered and pulped. ALAN PARTRIDGE finds Alan at the center of a siege, when a disgruntled fellow DJ (Colm Meaney) decides to hold their station hostage after learning that he's getting sacked by the new management. The character Alan


Art House & International, Comedy

Jun 10, 2014


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All Critics (96) | Top Critics (28) | Fresh (84) | Rotten (12) | DVD (1)

"Alan Partridge" could have been an expansion of Coogan's original character concept into the international big time. Thankfully, it's not.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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The movie clips along and pleases its fan base, and it'll amuse a lot of Partridge newbies as well.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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Recommended without hesitation.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Coogan is an old hand at the comedy of fear, envy, and bruised egotism, and the movie is packed with clever gags.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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The way Alan feels on the outside is the way a lot of people feel at their most vulnerable. And so we watch him and recognize him, and then cringe and wish him luck.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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After making a crackling good impression, Alan Partridge overstays its welcome to a harrowing extent.

April 18, 2014 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Coogan walks that delicate line between being a character you love and a character you love to hate.

June 13, 2014 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

As a film, Alan Partridge is too aimless and low on laughs to be worth the 90 minutes.

June 9, 2014 Full Review Source:

Doesn't hit every target or land every joke, but Steve Coogan's enthusiasm for the role—and the project as a whole—proves infectious.

June 9, 2014 Full Review Source:

Makes the transition to the big screen in a form that anybody can enjoy, whether you're already a fan of the TV sketches or not.

June 3, 2014 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

There's no farce quite as farcical as a British farce.

May 9, 2014 Full Review Source: East Bay Express
East Bay Express

Partridge is a smidgen less abhorrent here than in previous incarnations, but just a smidgen.

April 30, 2014 Full Review Source: Oregonian

Coogan is on fire in this movie. Consistently, brilliantly funny.

April 26, 2014 Full Review Source: Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly

Effectively puts the screws to every dumb, egotistical interviewer from Piers Morgan to Geraldo Rivera.

April 25, 2014 Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger
The Patriot Ledger

Only idiocy could possibly ensue. Coogan knows the role inside out, and some of the biggest of the film's many big laughs come from his full-on physical habitation of the character.

April 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Newcity

The film gets [this character], and more importantly, so does Coogan, whose lived-in performance ensures that every tic registers in a tangible way...

April 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
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Coogan's comic timing has never been better, and Meaney is perfectly cast as his friend/foil. The film hums along at a brisk pace, piling one witty absurdity on top of another.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

[Coogan's] eponymous feature debut here is very British and very funny. But after making a crackling good impression, Alan Partridge overstays its welcome.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Austin American-Statesman
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Audience Reviews for Alan Partridge

It's absolutely hilarious. A tremendously enjoyable comedy that's loaded with energy and huge laughs. It the funniest movie of 2014. A flat-out, fall-out of your seat comedy. I couldn't help but enjoy myself i loved it. Non-stop laughs and fun from start to finish. Steve Coogan is a comic genius, he gives one of his funniest performances ever. Coogan is a riot, he has so much energy and love for what he does and gives it all in every way. A knockout comedy classic. Ron Burgundy can eat his heart out.
June 10, 2014

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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa is a version of Alan Partridge that has been deconstructed and re-imagined for a wider audience. Basically Steve Coogan is doing pretty well in America after being popular in the UK for quite some time now and would like to cash in thank you very much. Why not, he's funny, hard working and deserves it. I was never a huge fan of Alan Partridge though I have to admit, it's the one thing that seems to have ostracised me from my friends and something we never talk about. How dare I not like it. It generally bothers me when they ignore the fans that support and make a TV show a hit by twisting said show into something it isn't for a wider (American) audience who probably won't like it anyway. At the end of the day no one will be happy....apart from me it seems. I quite liked it! I thought it was fast paced, very snappy and easy to watch. Armando Lanucci is dependably funny, his script is as solid as always and I think this version of Alan Partridge is more accessible but also still very much a product of England/Norfolk/Radio. A British TV show made into a successful film? Unheard of but possible, this is proof!
April 2, 2014

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Laugh out loud funny, over and over again. Please make a sequel.
November 29, 2013

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November 28, 2013
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    1. Alan Patridge: Just sack Pat.
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    1. Alan Patridge: I am siege face.
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    1. Alan Patridge: He's gotta shooter!
    – Submitted by Levi N (12 months ago)
    1. Alan Patridge: Time for big school.
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