Arbitrage (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

Arbitrage (2012)



Critic Consensus: Arbitrage is both a tense thriller and a penetrating character study, elevated by the strength of a typically assured performance from Richard Gere.

Movie Info

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 Brooke (Brit Marling), Miller's also balancing an affair with French art-dealer Julie Cote (Laetetia Casta). Just 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. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: R (for language, brief violent images and drug use)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Nicholas Jarecki
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 21, 2012
Box Office: $7.9M
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Susan Sarandon
as Ellen Miller
Richard Gere
as Robert Miller
Tim Roth
as Det. Michael Bryer
Brit Marling
as Brooke Miller
Laetitia Casta
as Julie Cote
Nate Parker
as Jimmy Grant
Stuart Margolin
as Syd Felder
Chris Eigeman
as Gavin Briar
Graydon Carter
as James Mayfield
Bruce Altman
as Chris Vogler
Larry Pine
as Jeffrey Greenberg
Curtiss Cook
as Det. Mills
Reg E. Cathey
as Earl Monroe
Felix Solis
as ADA Deferlito
Tibor Feldman
as Judge Rittenband
Austin Lysy
as Peter Miller
Sophie Curtis
as Ava Stanton
David Faber
as CNBC Newscaster
Josh Pais
as John Aimes
Paul Fitzgerald
as Paul Barnes
Julian Niccolini
as Four Seasons Matire'...
Evelina Oboza
as Julie's Assistant
Alyssa Sutherland
as Jeffrey's Receptioni...
Glen Lee
as Robert's Houseman
Jennifer Lee Crowl
as Receptionist
Quinn Friedman
as Grandchild #1
Olivia Salerno
as Grandchild #2
Tyler Turen
as Grandchild #3
Angel Picard-Ami
as Woman in Gallery
Angel Picard
as Ami-Woman in Gallery
Jamie Johnson
as Julie's Suitor
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News & Interviews for Arbitrage

Critic Reviews for Arbitrage

All Critics (154) | Top Critics (38)

Really, it could use some nip/tuck on the screenplay, but the players are decent and the movie looks opulent enough.

Full Review… | April 13, 2016
Dig Boston

Aside from Gere's performance, there's really not much to see here.

Full Review… | May 12, 2015
The Improper Bostonian

As we follow the increasingly frantic Gere down his nightmarish rabbit hole, the picture takes a satisfyingly cold, amoral stance - less critique and more cynical observation.

Full Review… | November 25, 2013

Like something straight out of 1992, Nicholas Jarecki's debut feature Arbitrage ... is a small scale, high-gloss thriller that feels like Wall Street's cousin.

Full Review… | September 8, 2013

A Wall Street-thriller blending elements of Chappaquiddick with a pinch of John Edwards and a whole lot of Bernie Madoff.

Full Review… | May 26, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

Richard Gere is terrific and the supporting cast do superb jobs in this fascinating exploration of greed, justice and the law.

Full Review… | March 21, 2013
Cinema Sight

Audience Reviews for Arbitrage

Well done movie about how horrible things can get when people let money motivate their actions. Tense, and unnerving. Richard Gere is fantastic, as usual. Not the fastest paced film, but not at all boring..

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Not bad. Had it on in the background and was interested enough to see how it ended.
It's a little long and not overly riveting, also found the end slightly open (but that could have been because I was doing other things while watching. It wasn't a movie to hold my attention completely). Seemed to me he pretty much got away with all with all his dodgy dealings, but at a price.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Interesting suspense thriller. Reminds me of 'Perfect Murder'. Gere plays a hedge fund magnate who is desparately trying to sell his business before fraud is discovered. He is involved in an affair and hit and run, which adds to his unravelling world. Good cast and storyline.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Arbitrage Quotes

Jimmy Grant: You think money's going to fix this?
Robert Miller: What else is there?
– Submitted by Andy V (2 years ago)
Robert Miller: So you're going to open an Applebees in Virginia.
– Submitted by joey s (3 years ago)
Robert Miller: You're not my partner, you work for me! Everybody works for me!
– Submitted by Bill W (3 years ago)
Robert Miller: What's an Applebees?
– Submitted by Gail W (3 years ago)

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