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  • 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

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Devoting more time to the setup than to the follow-through, Tower Heist doesn't really build suspense so much as it builds impatience - for the thing to be over. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Boasts an unusually strong cast of actors, who boost the slick screenplay into a satisfying popcorn picture. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    A smoothly engineered crowd pleaser. show more

  • 70
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Tower Heist is overstuffed with actors, and yet Ratner manages to give each of them one or two good moments. show more

  • 88
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    This movie doesn't get huffy, it gets laughs. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    For what it is - recessionary wish-fulfillment escapism, with a lot of highly skilled familiar faces in its amply qualified cast - it's fun. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Smoothly made and smart enough. It's not going for too much, but I laughed a lot. 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.

  • November 26, 2011 Jim
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    Yes, it\'s forgettable, but it passes time well. And clever and funny in parts. Worth seeing..

  • November 25, 2011 mschretien
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    Slow beginning, but once it took off, it was funny. Really enjoyed this film and would recomment it to friends and family.

  • November 21, 2011 gt00000000104304
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    Very fun, it\'s great to see Eddie Murphy back in his Saturday Night Live form. Worth the time to see if you need a good laugh.

  • November 21, 2011 qf00000000106764
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    Better than expected

  • November 19, 2011 westb762
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    I thought this was a very enjoyable movie. It was exciting and humerous and well worth my time. I recommend seeing it. Great comedy with a splash of adventure.

  • November 17, 2011 Edwin
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    I loved this movie. My son and I talked about it all the way home. I almost didnt see it because of some of the low critic scores. Ignore those bad reviews., go and see it you will not be sorry. One of the best and funny movies I have seen this year.

  • November 12, 2011 marathon4
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    Very Funny. Eddie Murphy still has it.

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