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: M, contains offensive language102 minsUSA, Poland
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Reviews & comments

Tense Thriller

Richard Gere is fantastic; playing a man we so want to feel sympathy for, but his detestable crimes prevent us from doing so. Nicholas Jarecki has made a solid directorial debut, and Gere and the supporting cast are fully capable of doing his script justice.

4.0

I give it minus 3 stars

How could anyone give four stars for that sleeping pill? Not worth a trip to the theater, stereotypical and obvious. The script playing the same old violin of an upper-class American man having an affair behind his wife's back. Much like Dallas (1978 TV series).

1.0

Taut thriller

This is a terrific movie with great acting, a tight script and, mercifully, no Hollywood ending. Finance mogul Robert Miller's life begins to unravel just as he's about to turn 60. He pretends to be a great family man but leads a double life with his French mistress. He comes under real pressure when the wheels come off (literally) and we see a cat and...

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

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

Time Out

Time Out

press

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

4.0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

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.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

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.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A tense and chilling horror story for financially fraught times.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

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

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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.

Variety

Variety

press

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

Time Out

Time Out

press

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

4.0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

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.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

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.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A tense and chilling horror story for financially fraught times.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

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

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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.

Tense Thriller

Richard Gere is fantastic; playing a man we so want to feel sympathy for, but his detestable crimes prevent us from doing so. Nicholas Jarecki has made a solid directorial debut, and Gere and the supporting cast are fully capable of doing his script justice.

4.0

I give it minus 3 stars

How could anyone give four stars for that sleeping pill? Not worth a trip to the theater, stereotypical and obvious. The script playing the same old violin of an upper-class American man having an affair behind his wife's back. Much like Dallas (1978 TV series).

1.0

Taut thriller

This is a terrific movie with great acting, a tight script and, mercifully, no Hollywood ending. Finance mogul Robert Miller's life begins to unravel just as he's about to turn 60. He pretends to be a great family man but leads a double life with his French mistress. He comes under real pressure when the wheels come off (literally) and we see a cat and...

4.0