Tower Heist Synopsis
Employees at a luxury condominium plot revenge against the Wall Street swindler who defrauded them.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
This movie doesn't get huffy, it gets laughs.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
A smoothly engineered crowd pleaser.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Smoothly made and smart enough. It's not going for too much, but I laughed a lot.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
Tower Heist is overstuffed with actors, and yet Ratner manages to give each of them one or two good moments.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Devoting more time to the setup than to the follow-through, Tower Heist doesn't really build suspense so much as it builds impatience - for...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
There's not much to say about a jerry-built caper comedy, except that this one has timeliness on it side, and some first-rate clowns.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Boasts an unusually strong cast of actors, who boost the slick screenplay into a satisfying popcorn picture.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Tower Heist is the cinematic version of a Trump property: overblinged, eye-catching, and essentially tacky.
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Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
The type of film with which Mr. Ratner has claimed to be infatuated is itself like a caper - it requires precise execution. Tower Heist is...
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Tower Heist feigns being an "Ocean's 11" for schmucks, but plays like a retread of "48 Hours."
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Tower Heist: B

By MattH306
Far from perfect, but worth the price of admission....

Tower Heist kept us laughing from start to finish

By pop-corn-enthusiast
I saw a preview of Tower Heist a couple of weeks ago, I imagine that the final editing might cut a few scenes. I love to laugh and never expect plausible scripts from a comedy, I'm in it for the...

It is worth seeing!!!

By NubianGoddess
I had low expectations for this film, because Eddie Murphy has not made a good film in awhile, but I was really impressed. This was a good movie!...

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By ladyvett1
Maybe my expectations were too high, but I thought this movie could have been much better and much funnier. Actually, I only laughed a couple of times. It started out kind of slow and never really...

Sticking it

By La_Reina
Modern day Robin Hood with a twist. The actors have matured so there's not a lot of the slap-stick comedy, but still a good film. Not a lot of cussing, nudity or sex. Relevant for today considering...

Could have been better---not that funny

By nng
This movie was odd--it was a mix of stern seriousness, drama, and action with mild out of the box type humor- however it just wasn't that funny and definitely not as funny as it could have been....

A True American Story...

By Zahc Drave
The plot of this movie reminds me of all the Wall Street scandals where top level executives took advantage of their employees pensions and company money. In fact it hit close to home and was a...

A Good Solid Movie

By misstezra1
Tower Heist started off a bit slow but quickly stepped up the pace once there was a plan of action. Great performances by pretty much all the actors especially Eddie, Gabourey, and Tea'. I rate this...

Tower Heist Rocked

By xtine777
The movie was funny and intense. The writing was excellent, sharp, witty, clever and fun. It was a new story. One most people can relate to given the current economy. It wasn't predictable and...

hilarious.. must see!

By alwyz4luv
This movie is a must-see. It was hilarious. There were numerous times in the movie where all of us were about to fall out of our seats from dying laughing. It had a serious nature to it. It was...

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Rated PG-13 | For Language and sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Brisk, fun heist movie has some language, sex talk.
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