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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (15)

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (15)


The critical consensus

A largely successful – if not quite triumphant – multiplex translation that delivers the sort of film Partridge fans were hoping for. Back of the cinematic net.

****(*)Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor, 31/07/2013

Ruddy hilarious. Just what big-screen comedy needed.

****(*)Dan Jolin, Empire Online.

Coogan’s gift for making Partridge a believably awful everyman makes Alpha Papa a welcome slice of accomplished British character comedy.

****(*)Eddie Harrison, The List, 05/08/2013

Steve Coogan serves up the funniest movie this year.

****(*)Nicholas Barber, The Independent, 10/08/2013

Coogan delivers a finely tuned masterclass in comedic character acting.

****(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 09/08/2013

Alpha Papa consistently offers solid laughs while making a point about his stupidity, selfishness and lack of awareness.

****(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 11/08/2013

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa isn't so steeped in pathos as the best episodes of I'm Alan Partridge or Mid-Morning Matters, but it does play to the character's strengths, giving him reams of carefully honed comic writing disguised as casual malapropisms and off-the-cuff banter.

****(*)Laurence Phelan, The Independent, 09/08/2013

It remains to be seen whether this marks the start of a new film franchise but there is clearly life yet in Norwich's finest DJ.

****(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 08/08/2013

I think that Alpha Papa, by and large, gets away with it. It's knowing and it's funny, and Coogan's persona remains so perfectly realised that he's able to survive when the plot over-reaches and blows out the levels.

***(*)(*)Xan Brooks, The Guardian, 08/08/2013

Features about Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (15)

Alan Partridge: a look inside his mind

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 27/07/2013

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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