Alan Partridge
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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,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

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""Alan Partridge" could have been an expansion of Coogan's original character concept into the international big time. Thankfully, it's not."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Coogan is an old hand at the comedy of fear, envy, and bruised egotism, and the movie is packed with clever gags."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Coogan walks that delicate line between being a character you love and a character you love to hate."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"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."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Coogan is on fire in this movie. Consistently, brilliantly funny."
‑ Bob Grimm, Tucson Weekly
"The movie clips along and pleases its fan base, and it'll amuse a lot of Partridge newbies as well."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"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."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"As a film, Alan Partridge is too aimless and low on laughs to be worth the 90 minutes."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"There's no farce quite as farcical as a British farce."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Effectively puts the screws to every dumb, egotistical interviewer from Piers Morgan to Geraldo Rivera."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"Recommended without hesitation."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"After making a crackling good impression, Alan Partridge overstays its welcome to a harrowing extent."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"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."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Partridge is a smidgen less abhorrent here than in previous incarnations, but just a smidgen."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"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."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
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