'Tower Heist'


Recent economic news is applied to an action-comedy approach in director Brett Ratner's ("Rush Hour") entertaining caper set in a posh New York condo. The building manager (Ben Stiller) organizes some of his fellow employees, who lost significant money in a Ponzi scheme engineered by one of the site's most prominent residents (Alan Alda).

A thief of questionable skill (Eddie Murphy) tries to help the gang execute its plan successfully. Matthew Broderick, Gabourey Sidibe, Tea Leoni, Casey Affleck, Michael Pena and Judd Hirsch also appear. DVD extras: "making-of" documentary; audio commentary by Ratner, screenwriters Ted Griffin and Jeff Nathanson, and editor Mark Helfrich; deleted and alternate scenes; outtakes. *** (PG-13: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)

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