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Kevin Phillipson (6725 KP) rated Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013) in Movies

Jun 13, 2018 (Updated Jun 13, 2018)  
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)
2013 | Comedy
7
7.1 (7 Ratings)
Movie Rating
Alan partridge (1 more)
Steve coogan
When i first heard they were making a alan partridge movie i thought not gonna like the movie never keen on the show and then i saw the movie and i was surprised l liked the movie steve coogan plays him brillantly if u want a good laugh this your movie
  
Stan & Ollie (2018)
Stan & Ollie (2018)
2018 | Biography, Comedy, Drama
John C reilly (1 more)
Steve Coogan
Another fine mess Stanley
Just watched probably my favourite film of the year so far both Coogan and reilly are both excellent in the roles both got the roles down to tee the comic timing takes me back when I was young when I watched their films on the tv magical
  
The Dinner (2017)
The Dinner (2017)
2017 | Drama, Mystery
2
4.0 (2 Ratings)
Movie Rating
Dull, shouty, unconvincing film about four people discussing their children over a fancy meal
Critic- Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian
Original Score - 1 out of 5

Read Review: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/10/the-dinner-review-steve-coogan-laura-linney-richard-gere-rebecca-hall
  
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)
2013 | Comedy
8
7.1 (7 Ratings)
Movie Rating
I have never really watched any of the Alan Partridge stuff although I do find Steve Coogan funny. This was on over Christmas and I recorded it, it sat for ages on the planner and then finally one evening I watched it, not expecting much. To my surprise I thought it was hilarious!
  
Stan & Ollie (2018)
Stan & Ollie (2018)
2018 | Biography, Comedy, Drama
An enjoyable film to hat showed the ugly truth of this fantastic duo, their struggles to keep famous and declining health. (1 more)
The acting was amazing! Steve Coogan is so good as Stanley! You can tell he was not only a fan, but had studied him too!
Not bad exactly, just much sadder than I expected! (0 more)
  
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Blazing Minds (81 KP) rated Stan & Ollie (2018) in Movies

Nov 1, 2021 (Updated Nov 3, 2021)  
Stan & Ollie (2018)
Stan & Ollie (2018)
2018 | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Stan & Ollie is a beautifully produced movie and one that many fans of the comedy duo will enjoy watching as Coogan and Reilly play the lead roles with such passion that during the movie you feel as almost as if you are watching the actually Laurel & Hardy.

With the film being based more around the latter part of their career with them embarking on their final tour, we are introduced to the older Stan & Ollie, John C. Reilly looks great as Oliver Hardy throughout the movie as does Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel which all adds to the look and feel of this biopic work of wonder.
  
The Dinner (2017)
The Dinner (2017)
2017 | Drama, Mystery
6
4.0 (2 Ratings)
Movie Rating
The four-handed set-up (though other characters, and a number of wobbly flashbacks, intrude) may well recall Yasmina Reza’s acrid couple-combat in her play God of Carnage. If you thought that foursome were rotten eggs, get a load of this lot.
Critic-Tim Robey - The Telegraph
Original Score- 3 out of 5

Read Review: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/2017/02/16/berlin-film-festival-dinner-review-steve-coogan-startles-bitter/
  
Philomena (2013)
Philomena (2013)
2013 | Drama
8
8.0 (4 Ratings)
Movie Rating
A great heartwarming comedy
I avoided this film for a few years mainly because of Steve Coogan, but i can honestly say it is a very funny, heartwarming, sad and disturbing tale.

Judi Dench is as fantastic as ever as Phil. She brings such warmth and a believability to the at times naive Irish woman. The script itself is clever and well written. I didn't think such a disturbing and horrible story could include some truly funny moments, but it pulls them off well. It also really highlights Phil's story without downplaying or making light of, and it's a story that really needs to be told. This isn't something that I was aware of, so it has really opened my eyes to what went on and did in fact make me quite angry.


My only criticism would be Steve Coogan. He seems to play a similar character in most films and other than towards the end of Philomena, you don't feel much ot care much for him.
  
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
2014 | Action, Comedy
7
6.8 (10 Ratings)
Movie Rating
Good family fun (1 more)
The cast
Not as good as the first or second but holds it own with the characters that we have come to know. All of them are distinguishable and have pretty much equal screen time to show their different personalities. Owen Wilson and Steve Coogan are my favourites and whilst using animals in films makes me feel uncomfortable I did love the monkey.
Good entertainment that all the family should enjoy.
  
The Trip To Spain  (2017)
The Trip To Spain (2017)
2017 | Comedy, Drama
Moore should be less.
“The Trip to Spain” is the third in the series of ‘culinery travelogue’ TV programmes by Steve Coogan (“Philomena“) and Rob Brydon (“Gavin and Stacey”). The pair travel by car through Spain sampling the local delicacies while constantly trying to self-salve their fragile egos and trying to out-do each other with comedy spiel. This is of course not a “documentary” as such, since the pair are playing up to their extreme alter-egos (presumably!) of what people expect them to be like. Actors playing their family, agents, etc. call them at various points on the trip to either pour oil on troubled waters or (more often) add fuel to the fire.


All ashore. The guys arrive in Santander.
The six original half hour TV episodes have been edited down into a feature length journey. And this is part of the problem. Repetition that can be forgiven and forgotten about when you see an episode every week, but can become tiresome when forced on you as a continuous stream.


Brydon drinks; Coogan doesn’t; both impersonate.
In this case the repetitive content delivered by Coogan and Brydon are their (normally very good) impersonations of famous stars (most of which it has to be said are British so won’t resonate with a non-UK audience). Roger Moore in particular gets trotted out INTERMINABLY and while some of it is extremely funny – an exchange between Moore as Bond and Scaramanga had me snorting tea out of my nose – it all gets too much by the end.


Coogan in mid-Jagger.
Appearing to recognise this need for more variety, additional characters from Steve’s team join them for a part of their trip – Emma (Clare Keelan) and Yolanda (Marta Barrio). Unfortunately, the additions are just plain dull: they just sit alongside Coogan and Brydon and laugh at their impressions, adding nothing. Now if they had been a couple of good female impersonators, like Ronni Ancona and Jan Ravens, that could act as a foil to the male duo, THAT would have been entertaining.


Coogan and Brydon strides the local streets.
The film also suffers from “Top Gear Challenge” disease. The problem with filming a car journey through Spain is that you know there are not twenty film crews deployed along the route to do the filming…. all of the cameras are carefully set up in advance with someone on a walkie-talkie saying “OK, Steve – coffee down, we’re ready for you to drive over the hill now”. So something that should feel natural and documentary-like feels 100% the opposite.


Tilting at windmills. Brydon and Coogan as Sancho Panza and Don Quixote.
So… if you like Coogan and Brydon, and especially if you liked their Northern England and Italy “trips”, then you will get more laughs out of this one. But I think the concoction needs to be put through the blender and re-heated before it comes out for a fourth outing.