Arbitrage Reviews

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Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
September 23, 2012
It boasts solid performances from Gere and Sarandon, yet feels overly familiar, even predictable, at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
September 21, 2012
This isn't very effective as a thriller, though it's a provocative fable about our ambivalent feelings toward financial elites.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
September 19, 2012
Playing a character that's almost entirely unsympathetic, Gere demonstrates the outward charm that's allowed Miller to accumulate his wealth and status, as well as the abyss-staring soul his showmanship conceals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
September 18, 2012
These Wall Street magnates... they're taking their hits as the villains of the day in post-Enron, post-AIG, post-Lehman Brothers, post-Bernie Madoff America. The breed is getting its just condemnations, but...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
September 16, 2012
Savvy, slick and suspenseful financial thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net
September 16, 2012
Arbitrage is the latest in a long line of movies with touches of Alfred Hitchcock's DNA. The film reverberates with themes such as deception, ethical ambiguity, and the impact of fate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 15, 2012
"Arbitrage" is one of those films that doesn't rely on flourish to succeed, and in the end, it's probably better off without it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 15, 2012
The screenplay, written by first-time director Nicholas Jarecki, keeps us guessing, which is one of the best compliments one can pay to a movie of this sort.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Fred Topel
CraveOnline
September 15, 2012
The latest 'Richard Gere under pressure movie.'
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5 out of 10
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com
September 15, 2012
Competent, glossy thriller gussies up the familiar and articulately updates to the new Gilded Age. . . but with uncomfortable sympathy for the man at the pinnacle of the 1%.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
D.K. Holm
Cinemonkey
September 15, 2012
This isn't a film that invites you to identify with its leading character ...
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
September 15, 2012
The best part of Gere's overall "je ne sais quoi" is the fact that the man can act.
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
September 15, 2012
Any cinema venture featuring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon is sufficient reason to invest a couple of hours.
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
September 14, 2012
Gere's performance never takes the obvious route, but instead parries with self-delusion, noble instincts, and the moxie that made Miller what he is in every sense
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 14, 2012
Gere makes Robert's amorality appealing, which in itself conveys Jarecki's message about the seductive nature of Wall Street corruption.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 14, 2012
First-time writer and director Nicholas Jarecki has given Gere a juicy, complex character in billionaire financier Robert Miller, and he just runs with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
September 14, 2012
Tense, taut, suspenseful, and Richard Gere is fabulous.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
September 14, 2012
Gere's very good at making Robert's compromises seem more human than horrid. He portrays the philanthropic, philandering patriarch with his customary twinkle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
September 14, 2012
Juicy, smart, engrossing financial thriller boasts assets aplenty in its portfolio.
Nick Schager
Paste Magazine
September 14, 2012
Straddling the line between celebration and vilification of its nasty protagonist, Arbitrage plunges into the world of corporate fraud with chilly detachment.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
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