Josh Kovacs is the manager of a residential apartment in New York. He is close to all the tenants, especially Arthur Shaw, a financier. One day Shaw is arrested by the FBI for fraud. Josh thinks it’s a misunderstanding that can be resolved. But later he learns that the employees’ pension fund which he asked Shaw to handle is gone. An FBI agent tells him that it’s been rumored that Shaw has $20 million lying around if he needs it in a hurry. Josh thinks he knows where it is. So with two other employees who also lost their jobs and an evicted tenant, they set out to get into Shaw’s penthouse to get the money.
Genre : Comedy
Country : USA
Ben Stiller : Josh Kovaks
Eddie Murphy : Slide
Casey Affleck : Charlie
“I will blow your face CLEAN OFF your face! “
What remains of an action/comedy with almost no humor and a limited piece of the action? Very little actually. In general, this film reminded me of “Trading places” (also with Eddie Murphy) or “The secret of my success” with Michael J. Fox. Both movies are about a multimillionaire who gets screwed by an individual with an ingenious plan. In “Tower Heist” a floor manager working in a hotel and who just got fired, is that individual who’ll make sure that a Wall Street crook, who steals the pension of other employees, gets what he deserves. Nothing fancy, nothing innovative and seen several times.
So this is just a movie to watch on a lazy Saturday evening and probably will be shown countless times on TV in the future. This movie belongs in the list of “Oh-it-plays-on-the-TV-again”-movies like “Home alone” for instance but then without the snow and the Christmas spirit!