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01/25/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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After leading some campy offerings such as ‘A Night At The Museum’, ‘Tropic Thunder’, and ‘The Fockers’ series, one would expect that with Ben Stiller, ‘Tower Heist’ would be just more of the same. Surprisingly, though, this film attempts to play it straight and serves the comedy up as only a side dish. Director Brett Ratner (all three ‘Rush Hour’ films) is no stranger to action comedy, and he seems to demonstrate some seasoning and restraint with this effort.

Based around a fictional apartment high-rise in the heart of New York City, the story centers on Stiller’s character, Josh Kovacs, who is the no-nonsense building manager. The building’s star tenant, Arthur Shaw (an excellent performance by Alan Alda who quickly earns the audience’s scorn), is a financial executive who appears to...

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11/14/2011 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Movie Review of Tower Heist

Remember the days when a movie with Eddie Murphy in it was guaranteed to be hysterical? I know, it's been awhile. Aside from his 'Beverly Hills Cop' days, I feel safe saying that the last thing he was in that made me really laugh out loud was "Shrek"---there are a lot of "Donkey" quotes going on in my house, especially when someone mentions waffles or parfaits. Sadly, that little gem was followed by 'Daddy Day Care', and more disturbingly, 'Norbit', which I still haven't quite forgiven him for. I know he redeemed himself slightly in his 'Dreamgirls' role, but MY dream has been to see him get back to business and make me laugh. Well, welcome back Mr. Murphy---it's nice to see you again.

THE GOOD: The movie 'Tower Heist' is kind of like a modern day Robin Hood, only instead of taking dow...

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