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%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ron Burgundy, eat your heart out."
‑ Bob Mondello, NPR
"Even if you haven't seen any "Alan Partridge" shows, you'll be able to pick up the thread of this one right away. And you may be pleasantly surprised ..."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"One of the great things Coogan does with his ambitious, self-absorbed, offensive, cowardly and not-as-bright-as-he-thinks-he-is character is make him capable of guilt and regret, always keeping us holding out for his redemption."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"It's funny stuff, to be sure, but don't be surprised if you find yourself checking the time whenever the actual plot kicks in."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, Vulture
"A blithe, off-the-wall comedy that's partly a commentary on our changing media landscape and partly a chance to watch Partridge fumble his way into the spotlight, where he so longs to be."
‑ Jay Stone,
"Steve Coogan's hilariously acidic creation, the buffoonish radio host Alan Partridge, is finally back. And like so many reunions, this one starts off all smiles and quickly grows tiresome."
‑ Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
""Alan Partridge" plays to all of Coogan's strengths and all of the character's foibles."
‑ Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
"There is a distinct pleasure in watching a rising star make a cad of himself."
‑ Katherine Kilkenny, Movie Mezzanine
"The snappy film has the sense not to resort to action-thriller formula when it takes its main character out of his usual element."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"A slaphappy farce based on the character Coogan has been doing for decades on British radio and TV."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
"It's a flurry of good gags and bad. The good ones are worth sitting around for."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"He manages, just barely, to keep the project from going soft, and to keep us perched between finding Alan Partridge unbearable and admitting that we kind of enjoy his company."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Is it funny to people (such as myself) who have never watched a minute of Partridge until now? Yes."
‑ Stephen Silver, EntertainmentTell
"Over time, we become comfortable with Alan Partridge's panic. His seeming inability to do anything right provides a wellspring of witty weirdness."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"[Alan Partridge's] first screen vehicle is a mixed bag of jokes either dazzling or clumsy, all tied to a hostage crisis some viewers here might find off-putting."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
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