Now what does it take to be a good thief? A certain amount of determination? Sure. An appropriate skill set? Yeah! A very cunning plan? Of course. Or what about prior knowledge of what you are about to swipe? Maybe. As they all sound plausible, don't they? Just like Director: Brett Ratner, plus Actors: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda, and Matthew Broderick. Particularly in 2011 and for 104-minutes.Tower Heist
For ten long year's buildings manager, Josh Kovacs (Ben...Read Full Story
Director: Brett Ratner, 2011. (R) Occupy Wall Street, even Occupy Portland, has been center stage over the last few weeks. Clearly the idea of the 1% owning so much of the country’s wealth while most are swamped in debt with no job to provide any income, is anathema to many people. It is all those people, except the 1%, who will enjoy this film. It is timely comedy for this era. Don’t expect too much though, it is full of plot holes large enough to drive a Ferrari through. It is mostly...Read Full Story
PG-13 for language and sexual content.
Genre: Comedy, action, adventure, crime
Running Time: 1 hour 44 minutes
The workers at a posh Central Park condominium plot to steal back their pensions from a thieving Wall Street billionaire whos’ about to get away with the ultimate white-collar crime. Financial giant Arthur Shaw has just been placed under house arrest in his luxury New York City penthouse for cleaning out his investors to the tune of two billion dollars.
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Tower Heist Movie 2011 Review
Tower Heist may not be the smartest comedy on the city block, but it does deliver. Brett Ratner grabs three comedic has-beens (Stiller, Broderick and Murphy) and squeezes joyful, juicy performances out of them. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. When was the last time you looked into Eddie Murphy’s eyes and saw anything beside the cold green gleam of cash?
Played like a screwball comedy throwback, Tower Heist spins a fable of class struggle writ for contemporary...Read Full Story
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