Reviews

  • Sep 03, 2021

    This might be one of the greatest wastes of potential in modern comedic film making. With Ben Stiller on a hot streak and Eddie Murphy you would expect side splitting humor. I would have settled for a few laughs. Cringeworthy is the best way to describe this one. The script is stupid. The Directing is bad. The acting is horrible. The comedy nonexistent.

    This might be one of the greatest wastes of potential in modern comedic film making. With Ben Stiller on a hot streak and Eddie Murphy you would expect side splitting humor. I would have settled for a few laughs. Cringeworthy is the best way to describe this one. The script is stupid. The Directing is bad. The acting is horrible. The comedy nonexistent.

  • Aug 29, 2021

    I picked this up at random out of the library. I never expected it to more than fluff, but even fluff has to be decent. All I saw was Kovaks the tower manager talk to a bunch of different employees, as well as his boss. I guess this was supposed to be a comedy, but every single joke misfired and we were bored silly. After a half hour I gave up. Yes, it's another "put a bunch of major stars in a movie and it is still terrible" movie. The jokes should have been funny, but they weren't even mildly amusing. Everything looked good visually, yet everything still fell flat and I didn't bother going on once the scene where the big boss is arrested took place. More insipid than corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day.

    I picked this up at random out of the library. I never expected it to more than fluff, but even fluff has to be decent. All I saw was Kovaks the tower manager talk to a bunch of different employees, as well as his boss. I guess this was supposed to be a comedy, but every single joke misfired and we were bored silly. After a half hour I gave up. Yes, it's another "put a bunch of major stars in a movie and it is still terrible" movie. The jokes should have been funny, but they weren't even mildly amusing. Everything looked good visually, yet everything still fell flat and I didn't bother going on once the scene where the big boss is arrested took place. More insipid than corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day.

  • May 30, 2021

    It's fun. I think some people are expecting it to be more serious than it's supposed to be or something but I think it's a bit underappreciated. As usual, Eddie Murphy steals every scene he is in. The movie was pretty mediocre until his character got involved and took the whole movie up a level. That guy has to be one of the funniest actors in film history.

    It's fun. I think some people are expecting it to be more serious than it's supposed to be or something but I think it's a bit underappreciated. As usual, Eddie Murphy steals every scene he is in. The movie was pretty mediocre until his character got involved and took the whole movie up a level. That guy has to be one of the funniest actors in film history.

  • Apr 29, 2021

    same old same old, but watchable.

    same old same old, but watchable.

  • Apr 13, 2021

    So I started this movie, and about fifteen minutes in, I was like. Hold on, I've seen this before... And then I sat back and enjoyed it. This movie is hilarious, has some great twists and turns, and is overall just really enjoyable.

    So I started this movie, and about fifteen minutes in, I was like. Hold on, I've seen this before... And then I sat back and enjoyed it. This movie is hilarious, has some great twists and turns, and is overall just really enjoyable.

  • Apr 10, 2021

    Tower Heist is a good comedic heist film with great cast including a welcoming Eddie Murphy's career.

    Tower Heist is a good comedic heist film with great cast including a welcoming Eddie Murphy's career.

  • Jan 12, 2021

    Surprisingly good fun if not a bit mediocre. For a heist film, it is surprisingly not boring. Stiller is not great, just being Stiller and neither are Broderick or Leoni. The standout is Alda with a terrifically villainous performance. It's a thousand times better than Ocean's 11 but that isn't saying much. It's a fine Friday watch but nothing more. Rating- 6.5/10

    Surprisingly good fun if not a bit mediocre. For a heist film, it is surprisingly not boring. Stiller is not great, just being Stiller and neither are Broderick or Leoni. The standout is Alda with a terrifically villainous performance. It's a thousand times better than Ocean's 11 but that isn't saying much. It's a fine Friday watch but nothing more. Rating- 6.5/10

  • Jan 05, 2021

    Tower Heist hits every checkpoint a by the books caper movie entails with relative charm, albeit with a spastic tonal range that clashes at times. Stiller does a decent job at leading an easy to like group with the stellar injection of Eddie Murphy through a surprisingly tight knit and overlooked heist movie less sophisticated than it's counterparts, but typically a lot more fun.

    Tower Heist hits every checkpoint a by the books caper movie entails with relative charm, albeit with a spastic tonal range that clashes at times. Stiller does a decent job at leading an easy to like group with the stellar injection of Eddie Murphy through a surprisingly tight knit and overlooked heist movie less sophisticated than it's counterparts, but typically a lot more fun.

  • Nov 03, 2020

    Entertaining but nothing spectacular

    Entertaining but nothing spectacular

  • Jul 13, 2020

    It is really unreal !

    It is really unreal !