Ordinary guys. An extraordinary robbery.
A luxury condo manager leads a staff of workers to seek payback on the Wall Street swindler who defrauded them. With only days until the billionaire gets away with the perfect crime, the unlikely crew of amateur thieves enlists the help of petty crook Slide to steal the $20 million they’re sure is hidden in the penthouse.
1 cup Ben Stiller (plain or regular)
1 cup Eddie Murphy (100% Norbit free)
1 ½ tablespoons Matthew Broderick (check the best-before date)
1 teaspoon Alan Alda (get the evil whole stuff, not the mash)
1 bunch of Generic Supporting Cast (the more eclectic the better)
1 heaped cup Generic Heist Plot Line (use an old The Italian Job if you've nothing better lying around)
100g Skyscraper Set Piece Action (with extra rope dangling)
1. Just add water and kind of mush everything together.
Serves Fewer than the movie execs hoped.
It's easy to imagine that in a few years time the following conversation will happen in hundreds of homes:
"So did you just go to bed when you came in?"
"Actually no, I turned on the TV and ended up watching this crappy movie."
"What was it?"
"Oh, it was called Penthouse Robbery or Apartment Theft or something."
"I can't remember any of it, but yeah it was actually pretty ok!"
Tower Heist - adequately watchable
For a film filled with comedians it is shockingly unfunny. It has its moments, but for the most part the unique talent of Mr. Ratner takes over. I bet he could make chilli peppers taste bland.
It speaks about Hollywood's inability to know what to do with certain types of actresses when Gabourey Sidibe goes from Precious...to this.
A lot better than I'd expected. A fun watch, and the best thing Eddie Murphy has been involved in for a long time.
I know this may come as a shock but Brett Ratner’s Tower Heist is a bad film. It is hard to believe that the Kubrick of his generation would drop the ball this much but it has finally happened. Tower Heist is a soporific action-comedy that even at 100 minutes feels bloated and sluggish. Superficially trying to cash-in on the timely socioeconomic crisis, the film follows a bunch of working class men as they attempt to steal back their money from a Madoff-style financial expert. Anybody hoping for any greater social commentary will be disappointed, as will those hoping for a good time.
The film takes an age to actually get to the heist of the title. During this protracted…
As bad as it looks.
Lots of fun. Don't let Ben turn you away.
A fun movie that pits working class heroes against a Madoff-type investment scammer. This is the best work that most of the principals - Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Mathew Broderick, director Brett Ratner - have been involved with in a long time. My main complaint is that it rather conveniently vilifies a rich businessman as an evil crook, giving strength to an ugly contemporary stereotype.
that same bad comedy with that ben stiller dude (who is that even) and that black dude who played himself as every role in that one crap movie
[sometimes] fresh and funny this film features a fantastic ensemble that does showcase its comedic chops; the movie’s biggest asset is it knowing what its boundaries and limitations are.
great afternoon movie but i probably will never watch it again
I usually can't stand Ben Stiller but this was pretty good.
Not enough Casey Affleck.