When did Eddie Murphy last make a decent comedy? Its a hard question but we can say its been a very long time and you may have to go back nearly 2 decades or more to find it but could TOWER HEIST finally be that golden movie he’s been looking for ages that people may actually like, even if the movieisn’t great at least it looks his best attempt in a while. This looks like a movie we should actually hate, Brett Ratner directing plus stars Ben Stiller it sounds a recipe for disaster but this actually looks not bad and looks to exceed above expectations.
TOWER HEIST centres around the staff of a luxury condominium in the Central Park area of New York who discover the billionaire living in the penthouse suite has stolen their pension funds and decide they will they plot the ultimate revenge: a heist to reclaim what he took from them. The movie does boast a impressive cast Alan Alda (who plays the billionaire), Gabourey ‘Gabby’ Sidibe, Michael Pena, Tea Leoni, Matthew Broderick and Casey Affleck .
So does Tower Heist look a fun movie? Has Eddie Murphy broke his crap film voodoo? Let us know your thoughts below and if your keen to see this movie it will arrive in the UK & Ireland November 4th.
Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead an all-star cast in Tower Heist, a comedy caper about working stiffs who seek revenge on the Wall Street swindler who stiffed them. After the workers at a luxury Central Park condominium discover the penthouse billionaire has stolen their retirement, they plot the ultimate revenge: a heist to reclaim what he took from them.
Queens native Josh Kovacs (Stiller) has managed one of the most luxurious and well-secured residences in New York City for more than a decade. Under his watchful eye, nothing goes undetected. In the swankiest unit atop Josh’s building, Wall Street titan Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) is under house arrest after being caught stealing two billion from his investors. The hardest hit among those he defrauded? The tower staffers whose pensions he was entrusted to manage.
With only days before Arthur gets away with the perfect crime, Josh’s crew turns to petty crook Slide (Murphy) to plan the nearly impossible…to steal what they are sure is hidden in Arthur’s guarded condo. Though amateurs, these rookie thieves know the building better than anyone. Turns out they’ve been casing the place for years, they just didn’t know it.