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Tower Heist
(2011)

Brett Twatner's latest looks lovely thanks to regular DP Dante Spinotti's cinematography, but it ends up as competent but unmemorable as most of his films.

The high point in this comedy caper is Eddie Murphy's return to a fast-talking, streetwise role that has been largely absent from his resumé since the early '90s. And he's funny enough that you wish the film revolved around him rather than Ben Stiller's apartment manager. A safe-cracking scene between Murphy and Gabourey Sidibe is particularly funny. 

The attempts at topicality (Alan Alda has fleeced the good, honest workers with his Ponzi scheme) are so much window dressing given the implausibility of the outcome but overall this is reasonably agreeable with a decent supporting cast (Matthew Broderick and Michael Pena in particular).

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