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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/04/2011

New movies: ‘Tower Heist,’ ‘Like Crazy’

Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Michael Pena, Casey Affleck and Eddie Murphy conduct surveillance in "Tower Heist.” (David Lee)
In this week’s new movies, Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy come together in “Tower Heist” and Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin fall head over heels in the poignant romance “Like Crazy.” Here’s what the Post critics had to say:

Tower Heist” (PG-13) “‘Tower Heist’ is an improbably satisfying action comedy, the kind of wax-on-wax-off, slickly machined Hollywood widget that meets its audience's expectations without once aspiring to exceed them.” — Ann Hornaday

Like Crazy” (PG-13) “The exhilaration of first love and the pain of its denouement burst forth with aching tenderness in ‘Like Crazy,’ Drake Doremus's millennial-generation ‘Love Story,’ which took top honors at Sundance earlier this year.” — Ann Hornaday

Janie Jones” (Unrated) “‘Janie Jones’ takes its cue from rock-and-roll at its most road-weary and hard-bitten, even if it has nothing to do with the Clash or the group's 1977 song of the same name.” — Ann Hornaday

The Double” (PG-13) “In terms of action stars, [Richard] Gere and [Topher] Grace can't really compete with the catlike reflexes of Matt Damon as Jason Bourne or the smooth operating of Daniel Craig as James Bond. This might make the movie more believable if Gere wasn't scripted to quickly dispatch a formidable enemy played by Stephen Moyer of ‘True Blood’ renown.” — Stephanie Merry

Mozart’s Sister” (Unrated) “Stunning lead actress, Marie Feret (daughter of the director) has perfected the staid look of longing, leaving her ambivalent desires to please her father and satisfy her own musical cravings eternally evident. It all adds up to a satisfying period drama, right down to the characters 'politely restrained emotions.” — Stephanie Merry

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas” (R) “It's tempting to suggest that viewers shouldn't go to see ‘A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas’ - the third installment in the popular stoner-comedy series - without making sure they arrive pre-loaded, if you know what I mean. But that would be irresponsible.” — Michael O’Sullivan

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