Critics 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

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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'd
Evelina Oboza
as Julie's Assistant
Alyssa Sutherland
as Jeffrey's Receptionist
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
as Ami-Woman in Gallery
Jamie Johnson
as Julie's Suitor
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Critic Reviews for Arbitrage

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Audience Reviews for Arbitrage

  • Aug 14, 2013
    'Arbitrage' has Nicholas Jarecki painting a most unflattering portrait of Wall Street and its tycoons; the closing scene has the protagonist -- a fraudulent hedge fund magnate -- literally getting away with murder. While it would be unkind (and mostly wrong) to assume that the film relies solely on the magnetic performance of Richard Gere, it's quite accurate to say that it wouldn't be the same without him. 'Arbitrage' works for the legal thriller that it is, but it's Gere that keeps us enthralled in the action.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Aug 14, 2013
    Good movie headed by an excellent performance from Richard Gere as this man who's struggling to keep up the appearance he's built up over the years. I think Richard does a great job as this man who's navigating every avenue available to him, whether morally correct or not, to make sure that the level of the fraud he has perpetrated be kept secret so as to not ruin his family. Richard Gere is great but, somehow, the movie isn't. I can't exactly put my finger on why the movie isn't as great as Gere is. Maybe it's the story feels a little detached, I am not really that invested in much of what the movie is offering. Not that I didn't care, but I had problems with the story. It does have its plot holes, but a lot of great movies have plot holes so that's not really a problem as long as the storytelling is dramatically effective. I think it's the fact that everything that happens that's not directly related to Robert, then again almost everything in a way connects back to him, feels uninspired. For example, whenever there's a long stretch of time when Gere is not around, that's when the movie sort of loses its momentum. And that's a problem. Thankfully, Gere delivers a confident and charismatic performance. And the character is great, it's a strong character study. It's just a shame that the 'sub-plots', if you will, are so uninspired because it does drag the movie down and makes it only slightly worse than I was expecting. Still this is a good movie, one that has its problems but Richard Gere makes the movie worth sitting through.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Mar 05, 2013
    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
  • Jan 27, 2013
    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 R Super Reviewer

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