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Rated PG-13 · 105 minutes · 2011

Comedy
There’s not much funny in the Bernie Madoff scandal, except that maybe that a guy named “Madoff” made off with billions of dollars. But the story of a New York financier robbing people blind is the basis for Tower Heist, a comedy that pits a group of working stiffs against a billionaire swindler. Ben Stiller leads the charge for Everyman, playing an apartment-building manager whose pension was willfully mismanaged by a Madoff type played by Alan Alda. Alda’s great; Stiller keeps it moving; and Eddie Murphy is actually not a deterrent, which is a much-rarer occurrence than it needs to be. All in all, Tower Heist is a serviceable flick. The comedy comes from situations, not because it stars comedians—and it sure feels good to pile on the 1 percent.


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Official Site: www.towerheist.net/#home
Director: Brett Ratner
Producer: Brian Grazer, Eddie Murphy, Kim Roth, Bill Carraro and Karen Sherwood
Cast: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Judd Hirsch, Téa Leoni, Michael Peña, Gabourey Sidibe, Nina Arianda, Marcia Kurtz, Juan Carlos Hernández, Harry O'Reilly, Peter Van Wagner and Zeljko Ivanek

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The Coast Halifax Tower Heist a limp caper Eddie Murphy rediscovers what made him funny, but there's not much else to recommend it by Molly Segal 11/03/2011
NUVO Ed reviews 'Tower Heist' If you're in the mood for light entertainment, you could certainly do worse than this ensemble caper comedy. by Ed Johnson-Ott 11/04/2011
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Portland Mercury A Towering Pile of Tin Tower Heist falls short of the gold standard. by Wm. Steven Humphrey 11/03/2011
Boise Weekly The Projector Shakespeare rolls over in his grave; Senna rolls to multiple victories; Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy roll out a $20 million heist; Harold and Kumar roll up some Christmas cheer. It's all at the movies. by Garrett Horstmeyer 11/04/2011
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Tower Heist, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas and other film events around town. 11/03/2011
Colorado Springs Independent Breaking Murphy's law: Tower Heist For a critic, there are few pleasures more satisfying than ripping into a bad movie. But one of those few is discovering that a film that you were expecting to hate turns out to be wonderful. by MaryAnn Johanson 11/03/2011

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