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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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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.

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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


Richard Gere stars as Robert Miller, a hedge fund managers who just turned 60. Along with the birthday he is cooking the books for his company and cheating on his wife(Susan Sarandon). In the midst of selling his company(to cover up his fraud) he drives his mistress drunk one night and wrecks and kills her. From there it all becomes a juggling act to cover up all the lies and mistakes in his life to avoid going to jail and ruining the lives of his family. Gere does a great job as the slime ball that he portraits. The rest of the cast is solid, especially Nate Parker. Parker plays Jimmy, a guy whom Miller calls for a ride when he wrecks his car. The cops come after Jimmy to give up Miller and that serves as the center of the film. The movie has a very real feel to it, especially in our current economic climate. The movie runs a little slow and is kind of wordy at times, but it remains interesting. You want to see Miller go to jail and are willing to finish the movie to see if he does or not. Last year a similar movie called "Margin Cell" came out and that movie is much better, especially with the suspense and tension. But, this is worth a watch if you like suspenseful adult themed dramas.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

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