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
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
Christopher Neilan
Little White Lies
November 2, 2011
Oh look, it's rubbish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kate Erbland
Film School Rejects
November 5, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
November 1, 2011
A bland, schematic contrivance of a class comedy that never elicits any responses beyond the primitive and the childish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
November 4, 2011
All of this is to say that Tower Heist winds up being a poor man's Ocean's Eleven.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
November 3, 2011
It's Occupy Wall Street re-imagined as a zany caper comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
November 3, 2011
Slick, anonymous and forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
November 4, 2011
The 99 percent get to pay $10 to watch a member of the 1 percent pretend to steal back their money. Who's laughing their way to the bank now?
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 3, 2011
This isn't a great heist movie for a lot of reasons, beginning with the stupidity of its heist plan and the impossibility of these characters ever being successful at anything more complex than standing in line.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
November 3, 2011
This is a sadly common example of a filmmaker designing his production for inattentive, lazy audiences who don't really care about story coherence or consistency. It's a "turn off the brain" movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
November 3, 2011
Tower Heist is painless to sit through, and the movie does pull off a few action set pieces that are vertiginously exciting. It's just too bad that Ratner isn't craftsman enough to keep this soufflé from collapsing.
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.
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
November 4, 2011
Good people. A few laughs. Forgettable. The obvious missing scenes (cut late in the game?) don't help.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
November 6, 2011
Cheerfully crappy schlock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Katey Rich
CinemaBlend.com
November 3, 2011
Tower Heist isn't aggressively bad or even offensive, but its utter lack of presence is almost worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 16, 2011
There's really no reason to go see Tower Heist when you can watch Ocean's Eleven on TNT again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
November 3, 2011
Flukes of timing aside, everything about the patently phony Tower Heist is all flash, no substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
November 3, 2011
Tower Heist promises a cracking spectacle, but resembles one in the same way as an egg placed too precipitately in boiling water.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Richard Roeper
ReelzChannel.com
March 10, 2012
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