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Alan Partridge (2014)

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Critic Consensus: 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 Partridge first appeared over twenty years ago as a BBC sports reporter on the radio show, On The Hour. Since then, this wonderfully conceited, petty, anal, idiosyncratic comic creation has flourished across virtually every medium you can think of. He's been a sports reporter (again) on the seminal TV news spoof, The Day Today, host of his own TV chat show, Knowing Me, Knowing You, star of the fly-on-the-wall sitcom I'm Alan Partridge, and most recently Mid-Morning Matters..(C) Magnolia

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Cast

Steve Coogan
as Alan Partridge
Felicity Montagu
as Lynn Benfield
Colm Meaney
as Pat Farrell
Tim Key
as Sidekick Simon
Karl Theobald
as Greg Frampton
Nigel Lindsay
as Jason Cresswell
Dustin Demri-Burns
as Danny Sinclair
Molly Seymour
as Danny's Posse
Adam Langstaff
as Danny's Posse
Aaron Heffernan
as Danny's Posse
Phil Cornwell
as Dave Clifton
Katie Males
as Desk WPC
Dan Mersh
as Sarge
Anna Maxwell-Martin
as Police Officer #2
Darren Boyd
as Martin Fitch
Sean Pertwee
as Steve Stubbs
Simon Kunz
as Conner Scott
Lucy Briers
as Tonia Scott
Debra D. Stewart
as Chastity John
Jessica Knappett
as Police Officer #3
Peter Singh
as Officer Rohan Kapoor
Jayne Secker
as Sky News Reporter
Diane Morgan
as Girl in Crowd
Clive Myrie
as BBC News 24 Anchor
Stewart Edward White
as BBC Look East Anchor
Eleanor Matsuura
as TV Reporter
Robert Whitelock
as Armed Police Officer
Martin Glyn Murray
as Mangina Paparazzo
Cicely Giddings
as Septic Tank Girl
Alan Rothwell
as Old Man on Pier
Rita Davies
as Old Lay on Pier
Anna Stockton
as Paramedic
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Critic Reviews for Alan Partridge

All Critics (98) | Top Critics (28)

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

Full Review… | April 24, 2014
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.

Full Review… | April 24, 2014
Chicago Tribune
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Recommended without hesitation.

Full Review… | April 24, 2014
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.

Full Review… | April 24, 2014
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.

Full Review… | April 24, 2014
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
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Audience Reviews for Alan Partridge

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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.

Al S
Al S

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

Stuart Brooks
Stuart Brooks

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