Alan Partridge

2013

Action / Comedy / Crime

265
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 87%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 73%
IMDb Rating 6.9 10 27091

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Sean Pertwee as Steve Stubbs
Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge / Jason Statham / Jason Bourne / Jason Argonaut
Colm Meaney as Pat Farrell
Eleanor Matsuura as TV Reporter
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Shawn Watson 3 / 10

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, YE-ES! THAT...WAS A GOAL!

If you recognise my review title you will remember the good Alan Partridge from way back. That Alan is gone.

The time to make an Alan Partridge movie came and went with Y2K (remember when that was a big thing?). When the 90s ended Coogan changed the character and took him far away from the bumbling sports broadcaster struggling for metaphors and re-molded him into a depressed, self-alienating, and rather hateful figure. Where there was once a naive, inexperienced innocence there is now a bitter, self- aggrandising bully. It's never sat well with me and I like to disregard anything after I'm Alan Partridge Series.

In fact it seems that Coogan himself has lost track of the character's history as much of this film is completely out of whack with previously established AP. In 1997 he was 43. In 2013 he should have been 59. Instead he's 55. Lynn should be 66! Alan is asked if he has any experience with firearms and fails to remember that he shot dead odious restaurant critic Michael Winner...I mean Forbes McAllister. He's portrayed here as a coward when he's previously been quick to needless aggression and violence.

Now working as a low-brow DJ at North Norfolk Radio, Alan fears that he might be about to lose his job in the recent takeover by non- creative money-men who want to re-brand everything to something soulless and bland. In a panic he sells-out his 'friend' and fellow DJ Pat Farrell (Colm Meaney, the only good thing about this film) who then lays siege to the station after a quick mental breakdown. It's up to Alan to save the day and act as a buffer between Pat and the police.

It would be a decent set-up if ANYTHING remotely exciting or funny happened. Instead we get a series of frustrating scenes that go nowhere, forced humor with mostly bad timing (the excuse for Alan ending up half-naked is so weak I am amazed Coogan put his name to it), and some of the ugliest digital photography ever shown in cinemas. Alan is a monstrously unlikable character at this point and he's completely without an arc. Why should we care what happens to him? He doesn't deserve a happy ending. He's loyal to no one apart from his own self-interests. Pat is the only sympathetic or identifiable character in the film and he doesn't get the pay-off he, or the audience, deserves. Why is Michael the Geordie even in this? He has about 2 minutes of screen time and does NOTHING.

Alpha Papa is TV movie quality. It should never have been released in cinemas and is so far removed from the original character concept it is an insult to his earliest fans.

Reviewed by studioAT 1 / 10

Overrated rubbish

Despite there not being many episodes of it the character of Alan Partridge has become an iconic comedy character in the UK, so it was no surprise that eventually some bright spark would try to make a full length film.

It's not a bad film to be honest. It ticks all the right boxes in terms of laughs per scene but really it's all on Steve Coogan's head to make a silly set up work.

I can see the fascination with the character and the film, but for me I didn't find it that funny or indeed that engaging. I think the character works in small doses but to sit through a full length film of someone doing clearly irrational things did not make a good time for me.

Reviewed by Tweekums 7 / 10

Alan Partridge hits the big screen

Alan Partridge is a DJ working for a local radio station in Norwich. The station is due to be taken over and rebranded leaving Alan's colleague Pat Farrell worried about his future at the station; Alan offers to talk to the new management team to encourage them to keep Pat… his plans soon change when he realises that they are debating whether Pat of Alan should be sacked; like a true friend Alan ensures that Pat is the one to get the chop! Pat doesn't take his sacking well and returns to the station with a shotgun and takes everybody inside hostage. He demands that Alan returns to act as a go between for him and the police.

Films based on sitcoms frequently prove to be fairly disappointing but I really enjoyed this and found myself laughing out loud. Steve Coogan is great as Partridge; a character who is fun to watch even if he isn't exactly easy to like. The rest of the cast impress too; especially Colm Meaney who, who plays Farrell… a character who is the most sympathetic in the film despite the fact that he is threatening people with a shotgun; the character provides plenty of laughs even though he is played straight. The story starts well and gets better once the siege is underway. It will help if you have watched Alan Partridge on television but I don't think it is essential; it also helps if you know Norfolk… just hearing places like Diss and Holt being mentioned in a movie was enough to make be chuckle and the finale on Cromer pier was great as it mirrored similar, if sunnier, locations in several Hollywood films! Overall I'd recommend this; while some jokes fell flat enough hit the mark to make it a solid comedy.

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