Robbery in Progress
Actually, if you want to see a robbery, then this is the movie you want to see, because it's Gabourey Sidibe (yes, Precious herself) who steals the thing right out from under Stiller, Murphy, et al. Playing a Jamaican cleaning woman, Sidibe delivers her lines with perfect deadpan and impressive comic timing. She's a hoot. What a difference a couple years makes in her choice of big screen roles.
Tower Heist does have its moments — the plan comes together and is impressively staged during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade — but the whole thing is far-fetched, even for someone like me who can typically suspend his disbelief pretty easily. Put simply: I expected more from the film overall. Like Madoff's victims (though to a much much much smaller degree), you may feel defrauded too. I'm giving Tower Heist a B–.