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Tower Heist (2011)

Tower Heist



Action, Comedy, Thriller

Release Date

November 04, 2011

MPAA Rating



Universal Pictures

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Brett Ratner


Brian Grazer, Eddie Murphy


Ted Griffin, Russell Gewirtz, Rawson Marshall Thurber, Leslie Dixon, Jeff Nathanson



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 impossible...to 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.

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Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Michael Pena, Casey Affleck and Eddie Murphy in Universal Pictures' Tower Heist (2011)
Gabourey Sidibe stars as Odessa Montero in Universal Pictures' Tower Heist (2011)

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“..it's entertaining in its own predictable way..”
by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
“..the concept for the Brett Ratner caper comedy about a band of employees of an elite residential building who plan to rob a Wall Street slime ball (Alan Alda) would seem well-timed..”
by Scott Bowles [USA Today]
“..offers its viewers a matinee-length dose of enjoyable catharsis, as long as they don’t ask too many questions..”
by Dana Stevens [Slate]