I finally got to see a movie that I’ve been wanting to see since I first saw a preview for it, and of course it was Tower Heist, hence the name of this blog…
The movie stars Ben Stiller in a role that isn’t bad for him. I’m not a huge Stiller fan, but he does very well in this movie. I believe it is because he isn’t being all Ben-Stillerie. He works in a building, The Tower, in New York where a bunch of wealthy people own apartments/condos. The building is apparently the most valuable piece of property in the world, so everything is run tight. They have the most high-tech security in the world as well.
As the building manager, Stiller has to operate a successful hand-and-foot operation while waiting on and taking care of everyone in the building at all times. He knows the in’s and out’s of the whole building.
One day he gets fired and he decides he’s going to rob the wealthiest man in the building. He and several of his coworkers who also got fired hire a street burglar played by Eddie Murphy, to help them out.
Murphy puts on a great performance and my hat is off to the rest of the cast for being able to work with him and not burst into laughter on every take. I’m sure the gag-reel is hilarious.
The end to the movie is also perfect, but I won’t give anything else away. Overall I really enjoyed the movie, it was very funny and very well done by everyone involved. Even Alan Alda put on a great performance, as only he could.
I give this movie 9 of 10 stars.