The slick but lazy Tower Heist has a half-decent premise that's made to measure for these troubled times as the apartment building employees who have had their pensions and savings stolen by Alan Alda's Bernie Madoff-style Wall Street fraudster decide to steal their money back from his penthouse suite. Unfortunately the writers may have put in the foundations but didn't get round to furnishing the jokes or thrills a comedy heist movie needs, leaving the cast with surprisingly little to do as the film continually sets up would-be comic situations only to cut away to the next order of business before they have a chance to pay off. Even more unfortunately there's either no room or no incentive for them to improvise either, with Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick and Casey Affleck seemingly sticking to the unfunny script with dogged but unremarkable professionalism while director Brett Ratner, this millennium's Michael Winner, lazily treads water and brings nothing to the party like a man who wants to finish early every day and spend all the money he's making for this old rope. Things pick up slightly during the heist itself as they find themselves trying to smuggle their unexpectedly bulky loot out of the building but it's never more than watchable but completely forgettable even while you're watching it.
Not much in the way of extras on the DVD - a few brief deleted scenes including an unconvincing alternate ending, gag reel and a self-congratulatory audio commentary - though the Blu-ray, as usual, offers more but after the film it's doubtful you'd want to spend any more time with it anyway.