[Movie Review] Tower Heist - an action-comedy

"Ordinary guys. An extraordinary robbery."

I received a pair of tickets to watch a movie preview of Tower Heist on 1st November 2011 (Tue), at The Cathay (Hall 2), courtesy of United International Pictures (UIP) Singapore and omy.sg! The Chinese movie title is 《神偷军团》.

Bernard Madoff's mug shot (Image source: Wikipedia)

Protesters in New York, September 2011 (Image source: Wikipedia)
Occupy Everything. #OCCUPYWALLST.
"We already know that we own everything - the task is to exclude the intrusions of capital and power."

Robin Hood statue in Nottingham (Image source: Wikipedia)

This film reminds me of the Madoff investment scandal (Ponzi scheme), the recent Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and Robin Hood, the guy who steals from the rich and gives them to the poor.

Left: Ben Stiller; Right: Eddie Murphy (Image source: Tower Heist)

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.

Left: Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda); Right: Josh Kovacs (Stiller) (Image source: Tower Heist)

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.

Josh’s crew with Slide (Murphy) (Image source: Tower Heist)

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.

"It's Not Just A Robbery. It's Payback."

Tower Heist
Opening: 3rd November 2011, Thursday
Running Time: 105 mins
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Language: English with Mandarin subtitles
Rating: PG13 (Coarse Language & Sexual References)

"Tower Heist (2011) Official HD Trailer" uploaded by movieclipsTRAILERS on Jul 28, 2011.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4KXF7NWFRE

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