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Tower Heist

A Comedy film directed by Brett Ratner

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Tower Heist made me laugh.

  • Nov 8, 2011
Rating:
+5
Tower Heist is a funny movie. Ben Stiller plays a building manager named Josh Kovacs.  He enlists the services of a thief named Slide.  He needs help to retrieve 20 million dollars in pension money.  This is money that collectively t belongs to every employee of the building.  This movie is stolen by a character played by Alan Alda.   I like the way Stiller's characters gets everyone involved in the heist.  The cast includes Casey Affleck, Michael Pena, Matthew Broderick and Gabourey Sidibe. All of their performances are good here.  Each character posseses a trait that adds to the plot and humor of the movie.. My favorite part of the movie is when Eddie Murphy challenges everyone to steal something from a shopping mall to prove that they have what it takes to pull off a heist.  Tower Heist features a  Ferrari 250 GT Lusso that once belonged to actor Steve McQueen.  This beautiful red car plays an important part in the film.    This film is superbly scored by composer Christophe Beck.  The Tower Heist theme is a groovy techno sound with a fantastic bass.   His music adds tension at the appropriate times in the film.    Tower Heist is an entertaining film with a superb cast. 

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review by . November 08, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
I went to see Tower Heist on Friday.  What a major disappointment.   I am always a little concerned when comedies have great trailers, because usually all of the punch lines are in the trailer and there is not much left for your imagination when you go to see the movie.  Once again the trailer was much better than the movie.   To me the movie just went wrong on so many levels and wasted so much talent.  This movie could have been so much better.  Alan Alda must have …
review by . March 10, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
** out of ****    I respect that Brett Ratner designed "Tower Heist" as a film made specifically for him and his few loyal fans; those who have enjoyed his various escapist films throughout the years. I'd be lying if I said I didn't admire a few of them; and it's with that reality (and thought) in mind that I watched his newest film. I don't know exactly what I expected; a piece of sheer cinematic entertainment. Bad for the brain-cells; but the kind of movie that's good for just …
review by . November 05, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         Brett Ratner’s Tower Heist is a triumph of casting and performance over plot, which is admittedly far-fetched and rather ridiculous. It is, essentially, a cross between a crime caper and a revenge fantasy – and a timely one at that, given the recent Bernie Madoff scandal and the current Wall Street protests, which has left so many people in a state of unrest. Here is a movie intentionally designed to be a crowd pleaser; it’s not …
review by . November 04, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
'Tower Heist' 'Two Jews On Film' Almost Can't Find The Funny In This Comedy Caper (Video)
   By Joan Alperin Schwartz      All I can say is...thank the Movie Gods for Eddie Murphy because he single handedly put the funny in this  so-called comedy entitled, 'Tower Heist', directed by Brett Ratner.        So here's the story in a nut shell...      There's this super sleezy, super rich, Wall Street dude named, Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) - No, this film isn't a fantasy.  Sleezy …
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Director: Brett Ratner
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Release Date: November 4, 2011
Screen Writer: Ted Griffin, Jeff Nathanson
Runtime: 104 minutes
Studio: Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Relativity Media
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