Review: Tower Heist
November 22, 2011 • Austin Ridenour, Sports
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Tower Heist, written by Ted Griffin and directed by Brett Ratner tells the story of a group of workers wanting to steal back everything that their well-known boss, Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) has taken from them.
Josh Kovaks (Ben Stiller) has been the manager at the “Tower” for many years and has worked his way up the chain and takes pride in his job. After Kovaks realizes exactly what Shaw has done to him and his fellow workers he decides to take revenge on him.
After losing his job, Kovaks decides to steal millions of dollars that he knows Shaw hides in his penthouse in the top story of the Tower. In order to do this heist, Kovaks knows that he is going to need some help and turns to some of his fellow employees to help him; Charlie (Casey Affleck), Enrique (Michael Pena) and Mr. Fitzhugh.
After deciding that his gang needs some stealing advice and tips, Kovaks turns to somebody he never thought he would; Slide (Eddie Murphy. Slide has been a thug all throughout his life and is a crooked con man. Kovaks has to bail Slide out of jail, just so they can get the planning of the heist underway. So after all the planning and learning all of the rules to a heist, Kovaks and his men are ready to steal back what they deserve. During the heist they face betrayal, adversity and also confusion in finding the money.
Tower Heist will have you laughing throughout the whole entire movie with it’s enjoyable acting from characters and superb dialogue, whether they are in a bind during the heist or just trying to get ready for the heist.
I give this crime-action comedy 3 out of 5 stars.Share