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Tower Heist is a classic David vs Golliath-type-film, where David gets financially screwed over by the rich Wallstreet Tycoon who is under investigation for fraud.

With a cast of comic heavy hitters including Ben StillerEddie Murphey (whose acting is actually decent), Matthew Broderick and old school comic vet, Alan Alda, playing the multi-millionaire bad guy!

It’s set in a sky-scraper apartment building in New York city, home to the richest of the rich. One of the big honcho’s, who also holds the pension money for everyone who works in the building, is being done for fraud, leaving the workers without any hope of ever seeing their money again. This is where Ben Stiller steps in, becoming the hero of the building, saviour of the pensions. I won’t say anymore as I don’t want to give away the whole story.

The plot of the film is a pretty run-of-the-mill heist movie, filled with the usual twists and turns that come with it. The movie doesn’t bring anything new to the table. It’s not bad by any stretch, but its been done before. If you’re an Ocean’s 13 fan then I think you’ll enjoy this movie.

It can be quite comic at times, especially with Eddie Murphy playing the wise-cracking quirky thief.

The film is generally enjoyable and is suitable for the whole family. Character development is quite good but there is one thing I would like to complain about, sub plots. The film has very few and does very little to actually advance them. This is not to say that the main plot is boring or anything, it just would have been nice if they branched off more of the characters to add even more depth.

Acting – 5/5

Plot – 3/5

Enjoyability – 4/5

Overall – 4/5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMmd7xD_oLg – Trailer