Tower Heist Review

Tower Heist Review

Tower Heist Review

Cast: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick, Téa Leoni, Gabourey Sidibe, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda
Director: Brett Ratner
Genre: Comedy Caper

Synopsis: Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead an all-star cast in Tower Heist, a comedy caper about working stiffs who seek revenge on the Wall Street swindler who stiffed them. After the workers at a luxury Central Park condominium discover the penthouse billionaire has stolen their retirement, they plot the ultimate revenge: a heist to reclaim what he took from them.

Queens native Josh Kovacs (Stiller) has managed one of the most luxurious and well-secured residences in New York City for more than a decade. Under his watchful eye, nothing goes undetected. In the swankiest unit atop Josh's building, Wall Street titan Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) is under house arrest after being caught stealing two billion from his investors. The hardest hit among those he defrauded? The tower staffers whose pensions he was entrusted to manage.

With only days before Arthur gets away with the perfect crime, Josh's crew turns to petty crook Slide (Murphy) to plan the nearly impossibleto steal what they are sure is hidden in Arthur's guarded condo. Though amateurs, these rookie thieves know the building better than anyone. Turns out they've been casing the place for years, they just didn't know it.

Verdict: I thoroughly enjoyed that Tower Heist begins fairly serious and as the plot thickens it becomes funnier and funnier.
As always, Eddie Murphy does a fantastic job bringing humour to all situations and really brightens the film as he joins as a lead character.
Tower Heist is a successful action comedy that will be enjoyed by all audiences.
Rating: ****

Jordan Rizkallah

Release Date: December 26th, 2011