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    Posted: November 16 2011 at 9:08pm
With an "a-list" cast including 2005 Razzie nominee Ben Stiller, 12-time Razzie nominee (and 4-time Razzie "winner") Eddie Murphy and 1993 Razzie nominee Alan Alda, this movie failed to meet expectations, and cost both Eddie Murphy and Brett Ratner their Oscar gigs...  


RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: TOWER HEIST didn't do badly with critics (R.T. LINK) or totally bomb at the box office (MoJo LINK). And it wasn't this film that "cost both Murphy and Ratner their Oscar gigs" -- It was Ratner's big, foul (and ignorant) mouth that achieved that. In an industry both overly sensitive to slurs and overwhelmingly welcoming of gays, Ratner's dim-witted use of the term "fags" in an interview was a form of self-immolation. Partly out of loyalty to Ratner (and partly out of fear he couldn't pull off the job of hosting?) Murphy decided to follow Ratner out the door... 

 
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Do you really think this has a chance to be nominated in any category? It had good reviews, and most of them were about Murphy's performance.
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This movie was meh. The acting (specifically Murphy, Stiller, and Alda) was good, but Brett Ratner can't direct to save his life. My grade: B-
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Maybe for a Worst Director nomination for Ratner??
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With so many other directors viying for that spot?  Not a chance!  
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Tower Heist was a little bit worse than average for me. The direction could have been better, but it wasn't razzie worthy. The script was less than average, but again not Razzie worthly. 
I really didn't like Eddie Murphy's performance. There were times where he would try to be clever, but the script was so predictable it would fall flat.
The script was overly laden with corny dialog. 

Stuff like this: 
Ben stiller trying to hook up with a sexy cop.
Stiller: "Why don't you call in sick tonight for your shift?"
cop: "Are you asking a police officer to lie?"
stiller: "I'm asking a police office to dinner."

stuff like that. 

But there was one Razzie worthy aspect of the film:
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Actor: Nick Cage
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S. Actor: Ken Jeong
S. Actress: David Spade
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