Ben Stiller stars in this comedy caper flick about a group of employees of an upscale apartment building in NYC who try to rob a man who defrauded them and completely wiped out their pension. Eddie Murphy, Michael Pena, Casey Affleck and Matthew freaking Broderick co-star.
So what did I think of it?
First, the good. Tower Heist is a funny movie. There are some really great one-liners in this movie. I found myself laughing out loud several times. Eddie Murphy returns to form very well in this movie, and his character provided some of the biggest laughs. And ultimately, with a comedy, it doesn’t really matter what the acting, cinematography, writing or storytelling does. If it can make you laugh, that’s all that matters.
That being said, the third act I found myself getting a bit antsy. Toward the end of the film, there were several scenes in a row that were painfully predictable. As in, within the first 5 seconds of any given scene, you knew EXACTLY what was going to happen for the next 3-4 minutes. Granted, I wasn’t expecting terribly much dramatic tension in this movie, but it got to be a bit tiresome. And it wasn’t just me, the group I was in, we took turns calling out what was going to happen in each scene right when it started.
That being said, I left the theater having enjoyed myself. Will it ever make it to my DVD collection? Probably not. But for a fun distraction for two hours, it’s not too shabby. Check it out.
67 out of 100
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