Ordinary guys. An extraordinary robbery.
Tower Heist (2011) is a crime comedy movie.
Synopsis: Many employees of The Tower, a luxury apartment complex fall victim to the Ponzi scheme of a wealthy businessman Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) and lost their hard-earned money. Among them are building manager Josh Kovacs (Ben Stiller), building concierge Charlie Gibbs (Casey Affleck), and new employee Enrique Dev'reaux (Michael Peña). Wanting to get back their money and for the rest of the employees, they form a group with a crook named Slide (Eddie Murphy), bankrupt businessman Fitzhugh (Matthew Broderick), and another employee, Odessa (Gabourey Sidibe). Their plan is to break into Shaw's apartment to steal his money while avoiding FBI agent Claire Denham (Téa Leoni).
I like this comment by movie critics: This isn't a great heist movie for a lot of reasons, beginning with the stupidity of its heist plan and the impossibility of these characters ever being successful at anything more complex than standing in line. However, the comedy did not go heavy on the excremental, the masturbatory and symphonies of four-letter words, and it's funny in an innocent screwball kind of way.
I have to agree that the heist plan is really absurd and impossible. But anything can happen in a movie, right? Just sit back and enjoy watching Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy's hardcore comedic performances that you make you laugh all the way.
So yeah, this movie is innocently funny in a screwball kind of way. The tagline says it all: Ordinary guys. An extraordinary robbery.