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PG-13| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
For more than 10 years, Josh Kovaks (Ben Stiller) has managed one of New York City's most luxurious and well-secured residences. One of the condo's most-notorious residents, Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda), is currently under house arrest for the theft of more than $2 billion from his investors -- including Josh and his co-workers. Determined to reclaim the retirement funds Shaw stole from them, they turn to a petty crook named Slide (Eddie Murphy) to help them break into Shaw's home.

Cast: Ben Stiller , Eddie Murphy , Casey Affleck , Alan Alda , Matthew Broderick , Stephen McKinley Henderson , Judd Hirsch , Téa Leoni

Director: Brett Ratner

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Tower Heist (2011)

Release Date: November 4th, 2011|1 hr. 45 min.

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fan reviews ( 33 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    There's not much to say about a jerry-built caper comedy, except that this one has timeliness on it side, and some first-rate clowns. show more

  • 50
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Tower Heist feigns being an "Ocean's 11" for schmucks, but plays like a retread of "48 Hours." show more

  • 50
    John Anderson Wall Street Journal

    The type of film with which Mr. Ratner has claimed to be infatuated is itself like a caper - it requires precise execution. Tower Heist is more like that 10-story Snoopy, as he drunkenly bobs along Central Park West. show more

  • December 03, 2011 Hope
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    It easily one of the comfort movies in awhile. The storyline and humor were good. Eddie Murphy was the better part of the funny lines. Worth seeing and will make a great rental.

  • December 02, 2011 love2golf1
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    This was the stupidest movie I\'ve ever seen. Eddie Murphy was not funny at all. Actually, none of the cast was funny nor was the script. Such a waste of $$.

  • November 29, 2011 fsu1chris
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    Was somewhat entertaining but not very funny at all. The days of trading places, beverly hills cop and coming to America are over for Eddie Murphy. It was humerous at best, but not once did I laugh hard.

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Should the Academy Fire Brett Ratner as Producer of the Oscars?

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Nov 7th, 2011 3:40PM

During a post-'Tower Heist' Q&A session on Friday night in Los Angeles, director Brett Ratner said "rehearsing is for fags" when asked by an audience member if he rehearses scenes before...

Brett Ratner Never 'Banged' Olivia Munn; Uses Gay Slur to Describe Rehearsing [UPDATE]

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 7th, 2011 2:00PM

UPDATE: In a statement to TheWrap, director Brett Ratner apologized for saying that "rehearsals are for fags" after a 'Tower Heist' screening on Friday night. "I apologize for any offense my remarks...

Weekend Box Office: 'Puss in Boots' Stomps 'Tower Heist,' 'Harold & Kumar'

Posted by
Gary Susman on Nov 6th, 2011 2:30PM

Both of this week's new wide releases, 'Tower Heist' and 'A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas,' have an Occupy Wall Street, proles-vs.-fat-cats subtext, but it was one particular fat-cat who...

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