Steve Coogan. All Critics (108) He is also well known as DJ Dave Clifton from I'm Alan Partridge and Alpha Papa. |, March 8, 2018 We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future. Coogan had written some dialogue, but at the time he was uncertain of whether he wanted to revisit Partridge. While I found giggles in this misadventure, it's not a masterpiece I can unreservedly recommend, but there's certainly intelligence, humor and nudity to be found. "[27] On Metacritic it has a weighted average score of 66 out of 100, based on 27 critics, indicating "generally favourable reviews". Coogan reportedly said: "It's always been my plan to make Alan go global. On 4 April 2014 it was reported that a sequel is in the works. It was directed by Declan Lowney and written by Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham and Neil and Rob Gibbons. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. Coming Soon, Regal Thankfully, it's not. Local radio DJ and former talk show presenter Alan Partridge ends up in a siege when a disgruntled colleague decides to take the staff hostage. Find the perfect Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. Just confirm how you got your ticket. The gun goes off, shooting Alan in the leg; a police sniper, reacting to gunfire, shoots him again. Sign up here. Radio host Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) gets a chance to boost his sagging career by serving as a liaison between police and his former co-host (Colm Meaney), who has taken hostages at their radio station. 15 Certificate Sunday 4:20pm - 6pm NOW TV Sky Cinema Hits. Steve Coogan teases details of new Alan Partridge show. [18] The film is a co-production between Baby Cow Productions, BBC Films, the BFI Film Fund, and StudioCanal. [1] In March 2013, a teaser trailer for the film revealed the title to be Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. No surprise there, I mean the man is one of the more talented comedic actors in Britain. Alan daydreams of ending the siege heroically, but cannot bring himself to grab Pat's gun. My stamp of quality. Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! On the bus, Alan regains Pat's trust and they continue to host the radio show. | Rating: 3.5/5 Cinemark When Alan discovers that either he or Pat must go, he urges them to fire Pat, and writes "JUST SACK PAT" on the room's flip chart. |, August 14, 2018 [17], In 2012, Iannucci stated that the as-yet-untitled film was in pre-production and would be shooting later in the year for a 2013 UK release, and would be directed by Declan Lowney of Father Ted fame. This happens in a lot of comedies and I think it's perfectly fine that it happens, but I think it does, unfortunately, keep the film from reaching 4 stars. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. It's absolutely hilarious. The film had a budget of £4 million. [19] It was released in the UK by StudioCanal. 24 talking about this. Alan Partridge in new trailer for Audible series. The police enlist Alan as a negotiator, and he builds an uneasy rapport with Pat; with Alan's co-presenter Sidekick Simon, the three host a radio show during the siege. Coming Soon. DJ Alan Partridge is not concerned, but DJ Pat Farrell convinces him to gatecrash a board meeting to urge the new owners against layoff. The official UK page for ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA - OUT NOW on Blu-ray, DVD & Download All rights reserved. Listen to the internet. He might not be a great 'stand-up' comedian, but when you put him in a movie, then you're pretty much guaranteed more than your share of laughs. In April 2005, Coogan's production firm Baby Cow announced that an Alan Partridge movie was in the pipeline. In the case of something like this, where there aren't any overarching stories, then it's a definite plus that they didn't alienate people who weren't familiar with the show or the character. By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an email address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie. Several characters from I'm Alan Partridge make appearances in the film. |, April 24, 2014 "[30] Chris Tilly, who reviewed the film for IGN, gave the film 8.5 out of 10, saying "It's not easy to take a beloved TV character and replicate their success on film...But Steve Coogan and co have nailed it with the first Alan Partridge movie, a gloriously entertaining comedy that resembles a Hollywood blockbuster...while at the same time staying true to the roots of the character. Read critic reviews. Shop unique Alan Partridge Alpha Papa face masks designed and sold by independent artists. Pat escapes in the station's tour bus, taking Alan and security guard Michael. "[16] Meanwhile, the character was revived for a web series Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge, as well as two one-off specials produced for Sky Atlantic. Just what big-screen comedy needed. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa...does play to the character's strengths, giving him reams of carefully honed comic writing disguised as casual malapropisms and off-the-cuff banter. Cinemark [15] The plot of the film involved Alan Partridge attempting another comeback from local radio, only to have his ambitions thwarted when Middle Eastern terrorists hijack the BBC offices. So have your wits about you, and be prepared to laugh hard and often. And, of course, the social commentary of the company bigwigs coming in and getting rid of the middle-class workers and bringing in someone younger to freshen up the brand isn't lost on me. Don’t worry, it won’t take long. So Armando and Coogan pretty much deserve a knighthood. | Rating: 3/4 |, March 28, 2019 Which is not the same thing as just ‘using the internet’. Coming Soon. Alan assumes he is dying, but a paramedic assures him he will be fine. Though I will say that the climax itself, in particular the entirety of the scene at the pier, brought tears of laughter to my eyes. The movie clips along and pleases its fan base, and it'll amuse a lot of Partridge newbies as well. By half way into the film, my concerns had unfortunately been confirmed. I couldn't help but enjoy myself i loved it. I, having followed a lot of Coogan's career, on films at least, was aware of this character's existence but I hadn't seen much of him outside of some videos on YouTube. Ron Burgundy can eat his heart out. Personagem : Alan Partridge / Jason Statham / Jason Bourne / Jason Argonaut Colm Meaney. The dialogue is excellent, quick-witted and smart, as was to be expected. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (known in the United States as Alan Partridge) is a 2013 British action comedy film featuring fictional radio and television presenter Alan Partridge, played by Steve Coogan. When I first discovered the premise of Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, which is a siege of the North Norfolk Digital building by a disgruntled former employee, I was concerned that, like many big screen adaptations, Alan Partridge was departing from its humble, unspectacular roots. [20], After a campaign named "Anglia Square not Leicester Square" the world premiere was held in Anglia Square, Norwich on 24 July 2013 with Steve Coogan appearing in character. [9] The film received a positive reception and grossed $9.8 million on a £4 million budget. Don't have an account? It's not the greatest comedy you will ever see, but it is a very good film nonetheless. The percentage of users who rated this 3.5 stars or higher. All film companies now … High quality Alan Partridge Alpha Papa gifts and merchandise. | Rating: 3/5 This 10-digit number is your confirmation number. [12][13] It was later revealed the film would involve an al-Qaeda siege, but due to the sensitivities of such a storyline after the July 2005 London bombings, the project was put on hold. |. The character went on to appear in a series of radio and television productions, including Knowing Me, Knowing You and I'm Alan Partridge.[11]. The website's critical consensus reads: "The Alan Partridge movie ditches the TV series' nuanced humor for something broader, and succeeds in presenting the character on a global scale. When Pat discovers a taser in one of the boxes, an argument erupts between the hostages and the police burst in. I think the comedy definitely makes it so that you don't notice it as much, and that's a good thing. Please click the link below to receive your verification email. On Rotten Tomatoes it has an approval rating of 86%, based on reviews from 107 critics, with an average score of 6.98/10. Alan Partridge: My Favourite Movies. Find the perfect Alan Partridge Alpha Papa stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. |, September 5, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 It's what he lives for really, not just doing the show on Radio Norwich." Further details of the film were released in November 2007. Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email. The setting once again is Norwich, eastern England, where Partridge works as a DJ on the mid-morning slot. Comedian and poet Tim Key reprises his role as Sidekick Simon from the Mid Morning Matters series, while Colm Meaney, who shares billing alongside Coogan in publicity for the film, stars as Pat Farrell. [24][25] As of 22 September 2013, Alpha Papa had grossed a total of £6.12 million at the UK Box Office. You don't need to be a fan of the show to find enjoyment out of this movie, which is endearing regardless of its overly simple plot and sometimes asinine sense of humor. 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Released by Warner Bros. UK in 2013 containing music from Alan Partridge: The Movie (Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa) (2014). Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa...does play to the character's strengths, giving him reams of carefully honed comic writing disguised as casual malapropisms and off-the-cuff banter. | Rating: 4/5 Both Coogan and his co-star Colm Meaney give great performances.