Arbitrage

Arbitrage

Arbitrage

Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Tim Roth star in this business thriller following a crooked New York hedge fund magnate whose life starts to implode when an unforeseen, bloody incident threatens to expose him.

Talent in finance has made Robert (Gere) a portrait of success in American business, but on the eve of his 60th birthday he finds himself desperately trying to sell his trading empire to a major bank before the depths of his fraud are revealed. Juggling family, business and crime, a small slip-up arouses the suspicions of a local Detective (Roth) as Miller is forced to confront the limits of his own moral duplicity.

2012Rating: MA15+, for language, brief violent images and drug use102 minsUSA, Poland
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Arbitrage / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Between this cast and the conviction Jarecki brings to the table, the film feels incredibly accomplished for a first feature.

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Time Out

Time Out

Amazingly, Gere keeps it all together, via a kind of seething anti-rage that speaks reams to the character's survival instincts.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Gere is being talked about as an Oscar contender - he's never been nominated. January is a long time off yet, but his name is certainly worth putting on the long list.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Gere is one of cinema's great walkers, graced with a suggestively predatory physical suppleness, and he slips through the movie like a panther. He's the film's most deluxe item.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Hitchcock called his most familiar subject "The Innocent Man Wrongly Accused." Jarecki pumps up the pressure here by giving us a Guilty Man Accurately Accused, and that's what makes the film so ingeniously involving.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

Though it teeters at times on the edge between potboiler and melodrama, 'Arbitrage' benefits from a notable lack of sympathy for Gere's Gordon Gekko-like Miller. Rather than seeming pat, Jarecki's straightforward cynicism is pointed and purposeful.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A tense and chilling horror story for financially fraught times.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Nothing about the plot is novel, but the film easily maintains a low simmer that picks up in the final act.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

The film doesn't turn its issues into a glorified essay, but it does use them to give the audience a vital emotional workout.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Between Gere matching wits with a police detective played by Tim Roth, and Gere having to explain himself to the steely Sarandon, Arbitrage is never dull.

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