Thursday, November 24, 2016
SRC 138: Tower Heist (2011)
Happy Thanksgiving! When your breezy heist ensemble film plays more like a first year improv class exercise than it does a polished comedy with a seasoned cast, you know you've robbed your way into the Restroom...
TOWER HEIST deals with a high rise apartment manager (Ben Stiller) who assembles a team of ex-employees to steal $20 million from the building owner (Alan Alda) after he is brought up illegal financial charges. What follows are 104 minutes of unfunny dialogue, lame plot twists, forgettable characters, and the once talented Eddie Murphy acting on comedy life support.
This empty comedy safe mess is available for streaming on Amazon, VUDU, and YouTube, but as always, you're better off leaving this tasteless, cinematic Turkey Day meal to us and grabbing a second helping of PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES instead.
Our special guest this time out is Doug Aschliman, one of the hosts for the Movie Madness podcast. Aschliman previously assisted with the flushing of CLOCKSTOPPERS (SRC 110).
Sit back now and give a listen as Griffin, Crest, & Knight flush you down the Cinematic Bowl with, TOWER HEIST...