Tower Heist Movie Reviews

Tower Heist

Tower Heist

Release Date: Nov 04, 2011

Genre: Action/AdventureComedy

Rating: (PG-13)

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  • 3
    It didn't completely suck.

    In fact, it wasn't too bad at all. There aren't a whole lot of belly laugh moments, but there are a few that make the grade. Formulaic and predictable, yes. Campy and fun, also yes. TOWER HEIST isn't going to win any awards, but it's a decent way to spend a couple hours as long as you suspend your disbelief--there are a few questions that go unanswered & holes in the plot--if you dwell on them you'll miss the movie. Best just to let 'em go.

    It's good to see Eddie Murphy back on the big screen again, but this performance for him is really nothing more than Axel Foley gone rogue as a criminal instead of a cop.

    Ben Stiller's role is refreshing--it's nice to see him play a semi-serious role, even so being in an action comedy--the dichotomy plays well and the part was well-written.

    Matthew Broderick's role as a destitute broker is pleasantly convincing. From the moment he appears on screen it's surprising that we don't see even a hint of any of his previous invasively memorable character roles bleeding through.

    Alan Alda plays a perfectly smarmy Wall Street Ponzi mogul quite convincingly. It wouldn't be surprising to see him land more work in this character set again soon; watching him in this role, it's very easy to dislike him which is a genuine compliment to his acting.

    Tea Leoni as a brunette FBI agent with a gun? Well that alone makes HEIST worth the price of admission. (Her acting isn't too bad, either).

    TOWER HEIST: You won't write home about it, but you won't be sorry you saw it.
  • 4
    I mean this film is totally manipulative and it is ridiculous to watch rich movie stars pretending to feel out pain but i have to admit that i had a good time watching this film despite the ridiculousness of it. The film held my attention for a long time and i did find myself laughing couple of times, that is a great achievement for a comedy these days. Eddie Murphy was really good in this film and it was nice to see him doing his old comedic bits. I thought that the cast was really good and they made this film that much better. Overall, you will have a good time watching this film.
  • 3
    I really thought that I will hate this film with passion, surprisingly I did not hate it, I actually like it. I mean the idea of the film is ridiculous and it is so obvious why it was done but the film was actually sweet and funny and I can overlook some other things. The film is cheerful and even though it is silly most of the time, it is entertaining. The film made me laugh and held my attention till the very end (which was very surprising for me) and that has not happened in a long time, especially watching a modern day comedy. The likeable cast makes the film that much better, overall I had a moderately good time watching this film.
  • 3
    Tower Heist is Ocean's Eleven with idiots, made for our times by a director for whom the term hack is being too kind. It stars a man I've never found funny, and a man who used to be the funniest man alive before he went crazy. It should have sucked, and yet, I actually laughed, and actually kind of liked it.

    A Bernie Madoff-type steals millions in a Ponzi scheme, and shows no remorse for losing the pension funds of staff in the building he lives in. Feeling completely betrayed, and learning the rich guy might be hiding 20 million dollars in his apartment, the group, led by building manager Josh Kovacs (Ben Stiller) go about trying to steal it with the help of Slide (Eddie Murphy).

    The script isn't as funny as it should be, and the direction is what you would expect from a Brett Ratner film. But the actors do a great job at bringing out the humor every chance they get. Murphy hasn't been this funny in a long time, the supporting cast (including Casey Affleck, Gabourey Sidibe, Michael Pena and Matthew Broderick) each have their moments to shine, and Ben Stiller ties everyone together with a little bit of heart. It's forgettable, but a good time while you're watching it.
  • 3
    I did not expect this film to be any good and I was pleasantly surprised because I actually had a pretty good time watching it. Do not get me wrong, the film is no master piece but it has decent amount of laughs and very likable and funny cast. I was so glad to see Eddie Murphy doing what he does best- being actually funny, I have not seen him in a role like this in a long time and it was nice to see the old him. This comedy has a widespread appeal and it is easy and enjoyable to watch, somehow the filmmakers managed to create a decent comedy that is also relevant. Overall, I recommend seeing this film in the theaters.
  • 3
    This is a comedy about a group of hard working guys trying to get revenge on their evil boss who stole their money, the film is directed by Brett Ratner and stars Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller and Casey Affleck. I thought that this film is going to be an epic fail so I went to see it with very low expectations and it actually was not as bad as I thought it will be, I was pleasantly surprised. The film is primitive and childish but there are some moments that are hilarious and heartfelt and i did not expect this film to have any good moments. I loved that I got to see the old Eddie Murphy and he was his funny old self and Ben Stiller is such a likable and nice guy that it is hard to say anything bad about him. Overall, if you are looking for a light comedy with great actors, look no further.

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