I like to start off all my written reviews with my initial expectations first. So what was I expecting from Tower Heist? Honestly not much. It’s a Brett Ratner Film (Rush Hour, X-Men 3) so I expected it to be semi-funny, if not a bit empty. I am not a huge fan of Ben Stiller as a comedic-actor, but as a director/writer I think he is pretty funny, so I knew I was not gonna be busting any guts, but I thought I might half-chuckle at least a few times.
Scott reviews Tower HeistNovember 4, 2011 0
So what did I actually get out of Tower Heist? Pretty much exactly what I was expecting. A not horrible comedy that made me smile and kind of laugh at least 5 or 6 times. It’s a very thin plot and the execution is even sloppier , but I think Eddy Murphy , Ben Stiller and the rest of the gang, have enough chemistry that the majority of the audience will not pick it apart too hard, and may even laugh a bit.
I know it’s not a glowing review but for a movie that aims to be just suffice, it hits it’s target. I am not sure I would recommend you rush out to see this opening weekend, but in a season of mediocre action flicks and dramas, this may be the best comedy in town ( if not the only one). I give Tower Heist a “C” for Could be better, Could be worse.