Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

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'Gun Bird', 'The Norfolk Fracture', 'Colossal Velocity', 'Chap of Steel'...all these would-be titles fall by the wayside as Partridge is back, this time in the feature film 'Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa'. This big screen debut for Steve Coogan's comic creation tells the story of his greatest comeback to date, as he balances resurrecting his past stardom with preventing his latest venture, North Norfolk Digital Radio, from descending into predictable and hilarious chaos.

'Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa' is directed by comedy filmmaker extraordinaire Declan Lowney (Father Ted, Little Britain) and also stars Colm Meaney and Sean Pertwee.

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  • Cast members
    Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Sean Pertwee
  • Running time
    90 minutes
  • Directed by
    Declan Lowney
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Reviews in the press

Dog Day Afternoon meets Steve Wright In The Afternoon

Fans of Steve Coogan's enduring middle-aged middle Englander will be gladdened to find that Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa is a resounding success, not tarnishing or diluting the character in any way. While the sitcom-to-cinema route is a path strewn with misfires and missed opportunities (The League Of Gentleman's Apocalypse, anyone?), Coogan and his phalanx of co-writers (including regular Partridge scribes Peter Baynham and Armando Iannucci) have studiously avoided the pitfalls.

Admittedly, it helps that Alan has always been a character malleable enough for different formats and mediums - from skits as a sports broadcaster in satirical news programme The Day Today to fronting his own chat show Knowing Me, Knowing You on both Radio 4 and BBC2 to his recent web-only segments, presenting North Norfolk Digital's Mid Morning Matters. Not that you will find Coogan and co. resorting to old catchphrases. There's not an "A-ha" in earshot...

To read the full Total Film review click here.

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Reviewer: SergeyDate: 2013-08-22

I love english films, but this one was a bit too english I would say, loads of talking and very different sense of humor, in one word - it was quite difficult to understand most of it, so, will recommend only to native english speakers, as my wife did laugh a lot.


Reviewer: One More OpinionDate: 2013-08-21

I never saw the TV series that this was based on, but I enjoyed the film a lot. Slightly absurd characters all played straight with genuinely funny dialogue. I've seen other of Steve Coogan's films and whilst I usually like them, they sometimes fall victim to being a comedian's comedian. That is, the humour is just a bit too subtle and meta for less educated palettes such as mine. But Steve Coogan manages to reign his brain in just enough with Alpha Papa to leave a still very funny comedy with every actor nailing their character perfectly. Especially "Alan Patridge" who manages to be a character both clever and stupid at the same time. Subtle and hillarious. Highly recommended.

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Reviewer: The Clockwork RavenDate: 2013-08-20

This film is a must for old fans of Alan Partridge ...the in-jokes are likely to leave new audiences stumped. A genuinely funny film, it had me laughing for most of its duration. Meaney has brilliant comic timing and a presence that is both very amusing and wonderfully menacing. There is a good balance of visual comedy and sharp dialogue that keeps the audience on their toes. There are more than a handful of brilliant quotes that will keep you smiling long after the credits. I would certainly recommend Alpha Papa to brighten your day....ah ha!


Reviewer: LussoDate: 2013-08-19

I'm a huge Steve Coogan fan but have to say this was disappointing by his standards. Only a few proper laughs. The biggest laugh probably being at some of the media for calling it the funniest film of the year! Probably should have gone straight to TV.

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