Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
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  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: Jesse Hassenger
    Apr 2, 2014
    83
    Director Declan Lowney does an admirable job making a confined film look cinematic without overblowing it into action-comedy mode.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. 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 prettyBeing 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. Full Review »
  2. May 17, 2014
    9
    Ok, I'm an unabashed fan of Steve Coogan and Alan Partridge, but I'm trying to judge this movie on its own merits -- and it's simplyOk, I'm an unabashed fan of Steve Coogan and Alan Partridge, but I'm trying to judge this movie on its own merits -- and it's simply fantastic. The beauty of Partridge is that he has always felt like a fully-rounded character, which is a credit to Coogan. Ricky Gervais is often hailed as a genius for his creation and portrayal of David Brent, but Steve Coogan got there first. One cringes when Partridge opens his mouth, and yet we can't help but feel a touch of empathy for the man. It's a fine line, but Coogan walks it masterfully. I showed this film to a room full of cinephiles who, combined, have seen just about everything under the sun -- they laughed themselves stupid. At the end of the day it works because it's beautifully written, the lead actor is something of a comedic genius, and he's surrounded himself with a great supporting cast. Full Review »
  3. 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 itNot 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. Full Review »