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TOWER HEIST (12A, Rating: ???

A THANKSGIVING parade in New York City provides a perfect cover for a daring robbery in Brett Ratner's actionpacked comedy. Tower Heist is a largely entertaining if completely preposterous romp, especially when it comes to the climactic theft.

The unlikely mastermind is Josh Kovacs (Ben Stiller), proud manager of The Tower, one of the most luxurious and tightly secured residences in New York City. Josh has been in charge for more than 10 years and takes care of his staff. However, one wrong decision ruins everything.

Josh entrusts the workers' pensions to Wall Street titan Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda), who is placed under house arrest for stealing $2bn from investors. The employees' futures are gone, along with the entire life savings of retiring door man, Lester (Stephen McKinley Henderson).

Convinced Arthur must have a multi-million-dollar safety net concealed in his penthouse, Josh approaches petty thief Slide (Eddie Murphy) to plot the perfect heist.


Ben Stiller as Josh, in Tower Heist
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Nov 4, 2011
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