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Tower Heist

Overview


Genre :

Action, Comedy, Thriller

Release Date :

November 04, 2011

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Brett Ratner

Starring :

Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Tea Leoni, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Gabourey Sidibe, Michael Pena, Charles Q. Murphy, Scottie Knollin, Nina Arianda, Judd Hirsch

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

“..Tower Heist finds a nice comic groove in the job's planning stages..”
by Scott Tobias [NPR]
3.5 of 4

“..this movie doesn't get huffy, it gets laughs..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
3.5 of 5

“..they're all good, but you can't help leaving the film with the following thought: Man, it's good to see Murphy being funny again..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
2.5 of 4

“..the really incredible thing is how easy such willingness comes while watching this disjointed and dopey comedy..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
2 of 4

“..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]
Review rate : C+

“..overblinged, eye-catching, and essentially tacky..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
“..oh, well. Mediocre entertainment is not a crime..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
“..offers its viewers a matinee-length dose of enjoyable catharsis, as long as they don’t ask too many questions..”
by Dana Stevens [Slate]
“..not half as funny as it could have been..”
by Mary F. Pols [TIME Magazine]
2.5 of 4

“..it's entertaining in its own predictable way..”
by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
“..if this film turns out to be a big success, malls everywhere may want to hire more security..”
by Peter Rainer [Christian Science Monitor]
Review rate : B-

“..give him credit for overseeing a film that made me laugh and held my interest more than it should have..”
by Eric D. Snider [Film.com]
3 of 4

“..delivering double-takes and one liners so well that you don't notice how clunky the actual caper in this caper comedy is..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
“..at least for a little while it will make you laugh..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
2.5 of 5

“..a chewy, not exactly nutritious but thoroughly watchable exercise like one of the lesser "Lethal Weapon" movies, or maybe an older near-great (or at least better-than-average) fun genre exercise like "The Hot Rock"..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]

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