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indieWIRE

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.
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80

Total Film

By James Mottram
Smartly executed, endlessly quotable and machine-gun quick, this is one of the funniest films of 2013. Accessible for Partridge novices and hugely rewarding for the faithful.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
So clear your calendar. There’s no better time to get to know a character so obnoxiously stubborn that not even his own creator can shake him.
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80

The Guardian

By Catherine Shoard
The genius of Alpha Papa, then, is in remaining faithful to Partridge's small-screen soul while also managing the demands of a big-screen Alan.
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80

Variety

A scissor-sharp comedy of ineptitude and failure.
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80

Empire

By Dan Jolin
Ruddy hilarious. Just what big-screen comedy needed.
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75

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
It’s a comedy of sight gags, zingers and awkward pauses — lots of those. Sentimental at times, yes. But funny. Always.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
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.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Dalton
Though not the finest screen outing for Coogan’s best-known alter ego, this is a worthy addition to the ever-growing Partridge archive, with enough weapons-grade comic zing in the first half to excuse the less sure-footed second.
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66 out of 100
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