11:47 PM EDT 12/21/2014
Originally posted 11/04/2011 05:00PM
More accurately, he's way back – all the way to the pugnacious, raunchy comic of 48 HRS. and Trading Places. (If you're as sick as I am of seeing him in dresses and fat suits, this is cause for celebration.)
Tower Heist is an ensemble comedy, but it's appropriate to start with Murphy, because the energy picks up significantly when his convict character, Slide, joins his neighbor Josh (Ben Stiller) in a plot to steal $20 million.
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