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A staff of blue-collar workers seek revenge on the Wall Street swindler who stiffed them. After the crew at the luxury Central Park condominium The Tower discover the penthouse billionaire has stolen their retirement, they plot the ultimate revenge: a heist to reclaim what he took from them.
Action Comedy - This is an action heist comedy aimed at a wide audience. Fans of
top-billed stars Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy will definitely enjoy.
Although the film is rated PG-13, there is a fair amount of
which would be of concern to parents.
PROFANITY: Over 30 S-words; 5 GD's; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: None VIOLENCE: Some comic hits. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: Chases by foot and by vehicle. COMEDY: Constant comic banter and wisecracks, sometimes
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average But the caper is a dud - so stupid and implausible from beginning to end that it's impossible to take it seriously for even the briefest of moments.
Roger EbertFull Review Above Average The movie is broad and clumsy, and the dialogue cannot be described as witty, but a kind of grandeur creeps into the screenplay...
USA TodayFull Review Average And while Heist does a nice job of broaching the economic reality facing people who actually work for a living, those moments succumb to action sequences that could have come from an '80's cop-buddy comedy,...
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 113 moviegoers:
OUTSTANDING REVIEWS! All ages, both males and females, rated "Tower Heist" very high. Half, or better, LOVED IT! Most of the rest indicated that they enjoyed it very much. Approximately 10% rated it average with a few rating it below average. With 90% rating it very high your probability of enjoying "Tower Heist" is Very High.
Queens native Josh Kovaks (BEN STILLER) has managed one of the most luxurious and
well-secured residences in New York City for more than a decade. Under his
watchful eye, nothing goes undetected. In the swankiest unit atop Josh's
building, Wall Street titan Arthur Shaw (ALAN ALDA) is under house
arrest after being caught stealing $2 billion from his investors. The hardest
hit among those he defrauded? The Tower staffers whose pensions he was entrusted
With only days until Shaw gets away with the perfect crime, Josh's crew turns to
petty crook Slide (EDDIE MURPHY) to plan the nearly impossible: steal the $20 million
they are sure is hidden in the heavily guarded condo where Shaw is being held by
an FBI team led by Special Agent Claire Denham (TÉA LEONI).
Though amateurs, these rookie thieves—including high-strung concierge Charlie
(CASEY AFFLECK), broke ex-Wall Streeter Mr. Fitzhugh
(MATTHEW BRODERICK), rookie bellhop Dev'Reaux (MICHAEL PEÑA) and feisty maid Odessa (GABOUREY SIDIBE)—know the
building better than anyone. It turns out they've been casing the place for
years…they just didn't know it.