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  • Summary: Famous DJ Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) finds himself 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.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Diana Drumm
    Mar 28, 2014
    91
    Alan Partridge stays true to this small, very specific world of regional British radio and this class of local celebrity while also injecting the high-level drama needed to carry such a story to a much larger audience. It’s this balance that should win the film over for Alan Partridge fans and the general movie-going public alike.
  2. Reviewed by: Dan Jolin
    Aug 9, 2013
    80
    Ruddy hilarious. Just what big-screen comedy needed.
  3. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Apr 3, 2014
    80
    In taking Partridge to the movies, the writers go broader and deeper than they typically do with the story.
  4. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Mar 3, 2014
    70
    Film doesn’t suit Alan Partridge as well as other media, but Coogan and company have nevertheless delivered a consistently lively satirical comedy that would stand on its own merits, even if it wasn’t weighed down by expectations more than 20 years in the making.
  5. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Apr 3, 2014
    70
    The plot of Alan Partridge (also known as “Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa”) is designed not for coherence but to maximize the chances for Mr. Coogan to riff in character and to bring his alter ego to the very edge of either improbable likability or utter awfulness.
  6. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Sep 30, 2013
    62
    Not many side-splitting jokes, but a goofy glee is smeared across it all.
  7. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Sep 28, 2013
    50
    Director Declan Lowney's film operates from a conceit that affords only minor opportunities for true hilarity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Apr 4, 2014
    10
    Not sure how Alpha Pappa got so many bad reviews unless they're not Partridge fans, in which case they were never probably going to like it anyways. The best part of the film is that it stuck to its small screen value without selling out like Ali G, and dumbing down too much. Expand
  2. Apr 4, 2014
    8
    "Alan Partridge" es una buena pelicula comica, con un buen argumento para contar.Esta pelicula es una comedia inteligente, con humor ingles y con buenas actuaciones, especialmente la de Steve Coogan. Expand
  3. Apr 4, 2014
    8
    Being a huge fan of both Knowing me, knowing you and I'm Alan Partridge I went in with pretty high expectations and I must admit it pretty much met most of my expectations. Great comedic acting (especially Steve Coogan as Partridge) great comedic scenes and an overall sense of humor and effort put into the film. A must see for Partridge fans. Expand

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