Reviews

Sep 8, 2017
Let's just get this off our chests right now: Tower Heist is not a great movie.
Nov 14, 2016
This action comedy's heart is in the right place, but its screenplay and direction are not.
Jan 27, 2012
The movie moves well, had plenty of bright spots and never bores, and by the time it was over I couldn't help but smile.
Dec 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...
Nov 6, 2011
Cheerfully crappy schlock.
Nov 5, 2011
Nov 5, 2011
It's kind of weird to say this but, I think Rush Hour 3 may have had more suspense
Nov 4, 2011
I've seen great caper movies, and this isn't one of them. As mainstream Hollywood studio movies go, Tower Heist isn't bad, and it will probably fulfill most audience's desire for escapist fare. But despite some good laughs...
Nov 4, 2011
Made me laugh and held my interest more than it should have, given how sloppy it is. Call it an acceptable bit of B-minus work from a C student.
Nov 4, 2011
There's certainly nothing deep about this one, but courtesy of colorful characters, solid laughs and a festive Thanksgiving backdrop, 'Tower Heist' makes for some decent entertainment.
Nov 4, 2011
So what if it's sheer petty escapist enjoyment? Tower Heist delivers the laughs in desperate times.
Nov 4, 2011
Alan Alda plays the billionaire, and his oleaginous smarm is so good that you almost wish Alda were starring in a hard-edged movie about Madoff instead of this goofy heist picture that takes way too long getting to the heist.
Nov 4, 2011
This is, of course, Hollywood schlock, directed by shlock-master Brett Ratner. But it's also a surprisingly effective social drama.
Nov 4, 2011
Highly recommended if you want to watch an assortment of rich movie stars feel your pain.
Nov 4, 2011
The latest comedy-action film from director Brad Ratner is a shaggy affair, but it's intermittently inspired in its action sequences and the comic business of its sprawling cast.
Nov 4, 2011
Between the protracted setup and the fizzled execution, however, Tower Heist finds a nice comic groove in the job's planning stages, when Murphy finally bursts onto the scene and pings jokes off his timid counterparts.
Nov 4, 2011
We could use a lot more Leoni (any movie could use more Leoni) and the conclusion feels awkwardly tacked on, but it is timely and fun.
Nov 4, 2011
You really want these poor schlubs to get their very justified revenge - just like you want to like this movie. It co-opts you from the very start.
Nov 4, 2011
Tower Heist is no great shakes as art but it does contain witty moments and a fine if unlikely denouement.
Nov 4, 2011
There's so much wrong with Tower Heist, but director Brett Ratner and his team pull off the improbable with this comic caper that actually gets away with being entertaining -- up to a point.