Tower Heist

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.



  • Brett Ratner


  • 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
  • Zeljko Ivanek


  • Brian Grazer
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Kim Roth
  • Bill Carraro
  • Karen Sherwood

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