Saturday 5 November 2011

Tower Heist

Gord and I saw Tower Heist this afternoon.

Josh Kovaks (Ben Stiller) has managed one of the most luxurious and well-secured residences in New York City for more than a decade. 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 (Eddie 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.

I'd seen the trailer for this and it looked good ... and it was.

Yes, it's farfetched at times but it was entertaining. It was interesting to see Alan Alda as the bad guy. Eddie Murphy was back to playing Eddie Murphy, which was good to see.

I'd recommend this movie, either in the theatre or as a rental.

Gord and I fit in well, don't we?!

Here's the trailer:

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