Suspense Thriller - This is a smart dramatic thriller aimed at an older audience and is a
big showcase for star Richard Gere, whose fans will definitely be
pleased. All other actors take decidedly supporting roles to him,
some such as Nate Parker and Brit Marling having larger roles than
others, such as Susan Sarandon, who has a fairly small part.
Language and adult subject matter make this inappropriate for kids,
who would not be interested anyhow.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good It's refreshing to uncover a thriller that relies on traditional story elements to build suspense.
Roger EbertFull Review Excellent 'Arbitrage' is not only a great thriller, but a convincing demonstration about how the very rich can get away with murder.
USA TodayFull Review Good Despite an abrupt ending and the worst title of the year, Arbitrage manages to leverage real tension from its veteran stars in one of Hollywood's first pedigreed films of the fall.
Washington PostFull Review Good 'Arbitrage's' canvas may be small, but it manages to command a movie-scale sense of drama and glamour, largely thanks to Gere's commanding performance.
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When we first
meet New York
hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere) on the eve of his 60th birthday,
he appears the
very portrait of success in American business and family life. But behind the
gilded walls of his
mansion, Miller is in over his head, desperately trying to complete the sale of
his trading empire
to a major bank before the depths of his fraud are revealed. Struggling to
conceal his duplicity
from loyal wife Ellen (Susan Sarandon) and brilliant daughter and heir-apparent
Marling), Miller's also balancing an affair with French art-dealer Julie Cote (Laetitia
as he's about to unload his troubled empire, an unexpected bloody error forces
him to juggle
family, business, and crime with the aid of Jimmy Grant (Nate Parker), a face
from Miller's past.
One wrong turn ignites the suspicions of NYPD Detective Michael Bryer (Tim
Roth), who will
stop at nothing in his pursuits. Running on borrowed time, Miller is forced to
confront the limits
of even his own moral duplicity. Will he make it out before the bubble bursts?