Josh Kovacs( Ben Stiller) has managed one of the most luxurious and well-secured high rise residences in New York City for more than a decade. Under his watchful eye, nothing goes undetected. Wall Street titan Arthur Shaw is under house arrest after being caught stealing two billion from his investors. The hardest hit among those he defrauded? The tower staffers whose pensions he was entrusted to manage. With only days before Arthur gets away with the perfect crime, Josh’s crew turns to small time crook ,Slide( Eddie murphy), to plan the nearly impossible…to steal $20 million from Arthur’s FBI guarded room. Though amateurs, these rookie thieves know the building better than anyone. Turns out they’ve been casing the place for years, they just didn’t know it
- Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy make a good comedy combination .
- Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) was really convincing as the cold hearted wall street titan who swindled the entire staff out of their pensions.
- It was interesting to watch them plan the heist and see how things went wrong , and them still managing to pull it off.
- When the doorman, Lester ,tries to kill himself because he has lost his life savings from the past 25 years , you really start to feel for him and the rest of the staff .
- The ending was a bit predictable.
- Some of the supporting actors could have been given better roles ; such as Gabourey Sidibe ( Odessa).
- Slide(Eddie murphy): You the little seizure boy that’s having seizures all the time!
- Josh Kovacs (Ben Stiller): That’s it, I don’t want you talking to me for the rest of the robbery!
- Mr. Fitzhugh(Matthew Broaderick): If anybody needs me, I’ll be living in this box…
This was a very nice , fun movie for a Saturday afternoon. Ben stiller and Eddie Murphy and numerous funny moments . You will leave this movie with a satisfied smile on your face. It was nice to see Eddie Murphy play a “bad guy” for a change.
4 out of 10