“Tower Heist” is a pretty generic heist movie that is stocked full of some underused talent. This movie stars Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick an Alan Alda. With a cast like that I was expecting an outrageous comedy. Instead we kind of got a phoned in by the numbers heist flick with a few funny lines and not much else.
Usually this type of cast and movie is director Brett Ratner’s bread and butter but sadly he seems disinterested.
Movies like this can be a fun time at the movies, but there have been so many heist movies in recent years that there needs to be some kind of hook or at least some crafty dialogue and characters. This is not an overly bad movie, it is just too ordinary.