Like a parole party with an open bar, Brett Ratner’s Tower Heist
is plenty of fun as long as you don’t start asking too many questions. With the Occupy Wall Street movement making headlines all across the country, it’s a star-powered revenge fantasy that’s sure to whip up the righteous indignation of the typical middle-class moviegoer, but despite some hearty laughs and dizzying thrills once the caper gets under way, the screenplay by Ocean’s Eleven
scribe Ted Griffin and occasional Ratner collaborator Jeff Nathanson (Rush Hour 2
) feels rushed and slipshod. And though less-picky viewers may see that shortcoming as par for the course ...