I absolutely admire Steve Coogan's instincts and understanding of comedy. His characters, his shows, his production company output are all beautifully worked. British comedians aren't afraid to play unlovable roles in the name of comedy pathos, and in the hands of a nuanced performer like Coogan you get something special. Some jokes are more 'movie' whilst there's still a lot of the Partridge we all know (although 'love' might be a bit strong...) which keeps it at a classier level than slapstick.
I ruddy love Alan Partridge and I really enjoyed this film. The script was good and it was well-paced. It was good to see Sidekick Simon but I would love to have seen more of Dave Clifton and Michael, who I was particularly surprised didn't have a big part. Lynne was excellent too, as always. I will definitely watch this again.
If you are a fan of AP you will enjoy it, if you don't know AP its mainstream enough that you'll enjoy it, I loved the TV shows to bits just pure class, but this being a "movie" follows a more traditional movie path, tried and tested and safe. With it being safe you lose some of the magic that made the TV series so much funnier. This film is a good British comedy with a touch to much Hollywood.