Excerpt: There is not much to say about ‘Tower Heist’. It’s a generic action comedy from sleek Hollywood director Brett Rainer. I’m not a fan of Rainer’s style of filmmaking. I liked a couple of his ‘Rush Hour’ movies and Red Dragon (his best film thus far), but nearly killed the X-Men series with X3: The Last Stand because he replaced efficient storytelling and well-rounded characters with sloppy melodrama and quick-cut action sequences.
Excerpt: Director Bret Ratner went from top of the demanding list with Rush Hour to the shit list when he butchered the X-Men franchise with his Last Stand. Now he reunites some old 80's favorites with stiff neck comedian Ben Stiller for this goofy far fetched heist flick. Although I'll give props to how the money is hidden.
Excerpt: So it wasn't as funny as I had hoped..But the story was well paced..Good acting...Murphy, Leone, Broderick really show their age in this one...All in all one to add to the collection to watch again some time on down the road...
Summary: This was a awesome film and so funny it was nice to see Matthew Broderick again he is my favourite actor and idol he is the reason i watch movies and Ben Stiller was really funny as well hope they make a sequel.
Conclusion: Tower Heist isn't the funniest film of the year but it's great fun! Eddie Murphy is brilliant and Ben Stiller is great as usual. This is a really enjoyable film that is good for people who don't like crude, sweary comedies. Check it out, I had great fun!
Conclusion: Not remotely funny,original or interesting. The director seems to think we will all find the fat black woman hilarious,but she is terrible,and cant come close to pulling off a Jamaican accent. Stiller plays it completely straight, Murphy shouts and seems more threatening than amusing.
Conclusion: Finding themselves swindled out of their pensions, the employees of a luxury tower building decide to get their own back on the resident who diddled them by stealing from him in return. Very slick caper comedy thinks it is a lot cleverer than it actually is but gets by because it is nicely put together and has a great cast. Of which Murphy probably makes the best impression, in a role that harks back to some of his earlier, more dynamic performances.