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Arbitrage Reviews

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
February 28, 2013
What elegant pulp this is, and how inelegantly I gobbled it up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
February 28, 2013
Like Gere's Machiavellian tycoon, Arbitrage's flaws only start to appear under close scrutiny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
February 27, 2013
Financial crime can be difficult to follow and dull to relate ... But Nicholas Jarecki keeps the paper stuff straightforward and the action interesting by bolting it on to a more conventional thriller plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
February 27, 2013
Not a huge amount happens, though suspense does eventually build.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotland on Sunday
February 25, 2013
This may be the role that Gere has been suited for since he first threw on the Armani for American Gigolo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
February 18, 2013
Gere's charm offsets his character's amorality in what's both slick entertainment and cautionary fable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
February 17, 2013
Ethically driven storytelling at its best with an outstanding Richard Gere delivering one of his best performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Paul Gallagher
The List
February 13, 2013
It's the kind of role that fits Gere perfectly these days, his somewhat blank face gradually hardening to the audience as we become increasingly aware of the moral void under the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Odam
Austin American-Statesman
January 8, 2013
With his burrowed eyes, perfect hair and flawless wardrobe, Gere brims with a regal air and unsettling chilliness in his best role in more than a decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark Deming
TV Guide
January 8, 2013
Gere doesn't give Robert a remarkable amount of depth, but he certainly plays his damaged, agonized soul for all it's worth, even as the movie views him from a coolly removed distance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 8, 2013
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.
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
December 30, 2012
It's appropriate that Arbitrage gets its American release while our country is knee-deep in the fight over the fiscal cliff and the future of our financial institutions.
Full Review | Original Score: 65/100
Christian Toto
Big Hollywood
December 28, 2012
Arbitrage avoids lazy, anti-corporate talking points to tell the thrilling story of a man drowning in his own greed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Chris Sawin
December 23, 2012
Arbitrage is the story of one rich man's downward spiral where both sides lie to try to get what they want but both walk away empty handed. It all results in a standstill that is about as thrilling as a staring contest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 17, 2012
For all the satisfying ironies that are dished up... some of what we're served is hopelessly naive.
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
December 12, 2012
A crisp, procedural-type throwback to 1980s-style financial world thrillers about rich men behaving badly and skirting danger.
Full Review | Original Score: B
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
December 4, 2012
The intricate, richly detailed screenplay is full of surprises, smart dialogue and intriguing minor characters, and manages to be smart and adult while still making all the financial stuff comprehensible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 17, 2012
Richard Gere turns in a fine, nuanced performance of a very complicated character, Robert Miller, head of a hedge fund who made a bad financial bet on a Russian copper mine.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
November 15, 2012
Whether there is even the possibility of redemption at the end is part of what makes the film so gripping.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine
November 8, 2012
If there were a movie about Mitt Romney, no one other than Richard Gere could play him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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