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Tower Heist

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An Ocean's Eleven for the recession

An Ocean’s Eleven for the recession, Brett Ratner’s skyscraper caper is more mezzanine than penthouse floor.

Ben Stiller is manager of a Manhattan high-rise – think Trump Towers with added bling – who resolves to rob the high-flying resident (Alan Alda) who swindled the company pension.

On form, Eddie Murphy channels Trading Places as the felon recruited to mastermind the raid, while Gabby Precious Sidibe provides ample sass. It’s all as subtle as a wrecking-ball, but like all perfect crimes, this tall tale gets away with it – just.

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