Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

2014 "12 hostages. 24 hours. 1 Partridge."
6.9| 1h30m| PG-13| en

When famous DJ Alan Partridge’s radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.


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Pluskylang Great Film overall
Platicsco Good story, Not enough for a whole film
Stevecorp Don't listen to the negative reviews
Arianna Moses Let me be very fair here, this is not the best movie in my opinion. But, this movie is fun, it has purpose and is very enjoyable to watch.
Paul Evans Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a huge corporate media conglomerate, Pat Farrell is sacked for not being cool enough, he decides to hold a group including Partridge under siege in protest. Alan has to mediate between Pat and the Police.I'm a big fan of the TV series, it's always a worry how well a TV comedy translates to a film. Coogan is a fantastic actor, and Alan Partridge has been a big part of comedy culture for many a year. It's a very funny film, it's slick and the humour is effortless, it flies by so quickly, I really enjoyed it. As always poor LynneColm Meaney was utterly hilarious, funny man, goes without saying I enjoyed Steve Coogan too, his timing and facial expressions are genius, he's physically so funny too. Monica Dolan was as joyfully wonderful as ever.Well worth a look, 8/10
danren121 Anyone who has seen the Alan Partridge character before on the telly will be familiar with the shameless scrooge like narcissist he portrays. So the movie inevitably attempts to capture Partridge in his extremes against the backdrop of the changing media world which in this case seems to be gravitating towards corporate takeovers and shallow media content that allegedly placates the tastes of a younger target audience. The switch of late to the 'Mid Morning Matters' format has suited the Partridge style well and the irreverent style of banter it espouses certainly lends itself aptly to the picture, giving the film a more deliberate type of spontaneity that few other comic films of late can boast.So Partridge on such a stage as this gets to demonstrate the evolution from what one is familiar with to a greater awareness as to how his actions effect other's. Depending on ones tastes or mood this film will be viewed with varying amounts of aha.
bowmanblue Steve Coogan has had a chequered history when it comes to starring in films - he's either great, or cringe worthy. However, much of his fame came from spoof radio DJ Alan Partridge, so a film about the man from Norwich is a safe bet.I have to say I didn't think much of the opening and was wondering what I had let myself in for, but, if you give it about half an hour, the jokes start flowing freely and you'll find yourself laughing out loud more often than not.If you've never seen Alan Partridge, you should be warned that it's an odd type of humour and maybe you should dip your toe into the various Partridge TV series if you're not too sure whether you'll like it. Basically, if you like the TV shows, you'll like the film. I don't know whether we'll ever see a sequel - hopefully not, as this is probably best left on its own.
jazzista Alan Partridge is just a movie simple fun to watch, I didn't expect nothing more than that, and otherwise was more than I expected, I have a really nice time watching it, very good laughs with not complicated plot but nothing stupid neither (You know in the moronic style), I appreciate Steve Coogan give a twist on the same old clichés on this kind of movies, You expect something but the movie deliver other stuff, mostly with good results, it was in some way "refreshing", Coogan shows he respect us as an a clever audience, and the good writer he is, very keen and sharp, and his performance was on the same style, he fit perfect the character, the cynicism of Alan Partridge give us some of the most funny parts of the film.I'am not going to tell details of the movie, I'm just going to tell you, if You like British comedy, and want to pass a good time, this movie can give you that, it doesn't matter that You don't' know Alan Partridge's TV series, You could watch it the same, I did. Just, simple fun.