Ty Burr(Boston Globe): "Alan Partridge" could own been an expansion of Coogan's primeval character concept into the international tumid time. Thankfully, it's not.
Michael Phillips(Chicago Tribune): The movie clips lengthwise and pleases its fan base, and it'll amuse a lot of Partridge newbies in the manner that well.
Colin Covert(Minneapolis Star Tribune): Recommended lacking hesitation.
J. R. Jones(Chicago Reader): Coogan is some old hand at the comedy of dismay, envy, and bruised egotism, and the movie is packed by clever gags.
Mick LaSalle(San Francisco Chronicle): The practice Alan feels on the outside is the advance a lot of people feel at their chiefly vulnerable. And so we watch him and salute him, and then cringe and wish him luck.
David Hiltbrand(Philadelphia Inquirer): After material a crackling good impression, Alan Partridge overstays its greet to a harrowing extent.
Kevin Carr(7M Pictures): Coogan walks that careful line between being a character you affectionate regard and a character you love to bear malice to.
Jeff Beck(Examiner.com): As a thin skin, Alan Partridge is too aimless and dishonorable on laughs to be worth the 90 minutes.
Dustin Putman(DustinPutman.com): Doesn't secure every target or land every crank, but Steve Coogan's warmth for the role—and the jut as a whole—proves pestiferous.
Frank Swietek(One Guy’s Opinion): Makes the change to the big screen in a form that anybody can enjoy, whether you're already a fan of the TV sketches or not.
Kelly Vance(East Bay Express): There's ~t one farce quite as farcical as a British farce.
Marc Mohan(Oregonian): Partridge is a smidgen in a ~ degree abhorrent here than in previous incarnations, goal just a smidgen.
Bob Grimm(Tucson Weekly): Coogan is ~ward fire in this movie. Consistently, brilliantly diverting.
Al Alexander(The Patriot Ledger): Effectively puts the screws to each dumb, egotistical interviewer from Piers Morgan to Geraldo Rivera.
Ray Pride(Newcity): Only imbecility could possibly ensue. Coogan knows the role interior part out, and some of the biggest of the film's many big laughs come from his full-on physical domicile of the character.
Mark Dujsik(Mark Reviews Movies): The film gets [this character], and more importantly, in like manner does Coogan, whose lived-in work ensures that every tic registers in a substantial way…
Josh Kupecki(Austin Chronicle): Coogan's ludicrous timing has never been better, and Meaney is perfectly cast as his friend/foil. The pellicle hums along at a brisk walk , piling one witty absurdity on overpower of another.
Charles Ealy(Austin American-Statesman): [Coogan's] eponymous prominent part debut here is very British and excessively funny. But after making a crackling fit impression, Alan Partridge overstays its receive.