Arbitrage (2012)

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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.

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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 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 Site
Rating:
R (for language, brief violent images and drug use)
Genre:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

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
Gabrielle Lazure
as Sandrine
Shawn Elliott
as Flores
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'd
Evelina Oboza
as Julie's Assistant
Alyssa Sutherland
as Jeffrey's Receptionist
Sam Kitchin
as Brent
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
Christopher Eigeman
as Gavin Briar
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Critic Reviews for Arbitrage

All Critics (155) | Top Critics (38)

There are holes in the plot, to be sure, but somehow we don't mind, because for all the unbearable tension of Jarecki's script, the central attraction here is the man in the arena.

Full Review… | January 8, 2013
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

A tight thriller that shows [its] handsome star in fine form as a morally bankrupt financier playing fast and loose with ethics and the law.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Gere gets the role he has been suiting up for ever since he was first designer-dressed for a murder rap in American Gigolo.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Part thriller, part character study, and it moves swiftly and confidently, with many details that feel exactly right.

September 23, 2012
New Yorker
Top Critic

This isn't very effective as a thriller, though it's a provocative fable about our ambivalent feelings toward financial elites.

Full Review… | September 21, 2012
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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… | September 15, 2012
ReelViews
Top Critic

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.
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
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
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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