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6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 6 out of 24

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  1. Jul 2, 2014
    10
    An exceptionally funny film and very well written. Some people, and many state-side, won't understand much of the language.... not British or the accent as such, lolz.... no, I refer to the language of subtlety 8-)
  2. 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.
  3. 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 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. Expand
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66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    May 1, 2014
    50
    Partridge is a smidgen less abhorrent here than in previous incarnations, but just a smidgen.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Apr 24, 2014
    75
    Alan Partridge is the cinematic equivalent of Marmite: a much-loved condiment in Britain and a puzzlement almost everywhere else. An acquired taste, certainly, but on the basis of this movie, well worth sampling at least once.
  3. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Apr 24, 2014
    75
    A particular strength of Alan Partridge is that the writers (Coogan among them) don't trade entirely on the audience's familiarity with the character, but rather come up with a flashy, eventful story in which Alan can be showcased in a variety of contexts.