Tower Heist Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013

It is a heist movie that doesn't care about the heist.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
December 29, 2012

The one-liners pop and the cast delivers.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Looker
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 25, 2012

All corners of the oddball comedy genre are squarely covered in a way that somehow seems fresh despite the well tried-and-tested formula.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 18, 2012

What we end up with is a film that will have you laughing all the way through while at the same time reminding you that some talent never goes away, it just hibernates in smaller or inferior movies for awhile before that right project reaches them.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Benjo Colautti
We Got This Covered
September 17, 2012

Tower Heist is too much fun too dislike. It may not be the smartest or even the funniest film of the year, but it does feature one very entertaining ensemble that makes for a great ride.

Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
August 22, 2012

Feels more like a droll drama than an actual comedy, and it could have worked on those merits, but the stilted comedic asides rob the film of genuine weight.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
February 23, 2012

A funny, if farfetched, revenge fantasy for folks bilked by the likes of Bernie Madoff.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
February 22, 2012

Tower Heist succeeds because of Eddie Murphy's snarky performance, and fun turns from the rest of the cast. But the heist itself is a little dumb and the story is riddled with plot holes.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
January 9, 2012

Occupy this: A feisty and funny heist movie with a nice turn by some guy named Eddie Murphy.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matt Neal
The Standard
December 29, 2011

It's the Occupy Movement ethos via a comedy crime caper.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
December 28, 2011

The movie is no fun, except when Murphy is around, which isn't nearly enough.

Full Review | Original Score: D+
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
December 26, 2011

Tower Heist is an entertaining crime comedy that features solid popcorn filmmaking from Brett Ratner and a big time cast having fun.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
December 21, 2011

One can't help but feel there must have been a little more meat on the bones of the script at some point.

Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
December 17, 2011

A thoroughly entertaining heist movie with enough ballast to make it real, and also enough comedy to make it a great entertainment

Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
December 17, 2011

Brilliantly executed with hilarious ideas and a first-class cast, Tower Heist is a sparkling and original caper

Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
December 16, 2011

A casual heist movie that's played for laughs, not smarts.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
December 9, 2011

A just-for-fun, feel-good people's picture -- and and one that never gets on its high horse and preaches to get there.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrew Simpson
Fan The Fire
December 8, 2011

The presence of an almost sleepwalking Eddie Murphy as a motor mouth criminal simply adds to the sense of resources neglected.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
December 7, 2011

The heist of the film's title is thus premised on a desire for revenge that seems timely, but is more formulaic.

Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE
December 2, 2011

On the plus side, 'Tower Heist' has a well-cast ensemble and makes great use of its mid-Manhattan location, including an incursion into the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade...

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