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Tower Heist Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

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

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: C

June 23, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

The one-liners pop and the cast delivers.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 3/4

December 29, 2012
Matt Looker
TheShiznit.co.uk

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 Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 4/5

September 25, 2012
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

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 Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 3/4

September 18, 2012
Benjo Colautti
We Got This Covered

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 Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 7.5/10

September 17, 2012
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline

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 Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 3.5/10

August 22, 2012
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

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

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 23, 2012
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

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 Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 6/10

February 22, 2012
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

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

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B+

January 9, 2012
Matt Neal
The Standard

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

Full Review Source: The Standard | Original Score: 3/5

December 29, 2011
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

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

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: D+

December 28, 2011
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 26, 2011
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

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

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au

December 21, 2011
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

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

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

December 17, 2011
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

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

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

December 17, 2011
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex

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

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 16, 2011
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

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 Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 3/4

December 9, 2011
Andrew Simpson
Fan The Fire

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

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 2/5

December 8, 2011
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

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

Full Review Source: PopMatters

December 7, 2011
Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE

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...

Full Review Source: indieWIRE

December 2, 2011
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