Arbitrage Reviews

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March 1, 2013
Arbitrage is a slick, intelligent psychological thriller that works to connect public and private immorality.
February 28, 2013
An old-fashioned treat.
February 28, 2013
Like Gere's Machiavellian tycoon, Arbitrage's flaws only start to appear under close scrutiny.
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.
September 28, 2012
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.
September 28, 2012
Gere gets the role he has been suiting up for ever since he was first designer-dressed for a murder rap in American Gigolo.
September 24, 2012
Part thriller, part character study, and it moves swiftly and confidently, with many details that feel exactly right.
September 21, 2012
This isn't very effective as a thriller, though it's a provocative fable about our ambivalent feelings toward financial elites.
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.
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.
September 14, 2012
Giving the tale an extra dose of reality is Richard Gere.
September 14, 2012
"Arbitrage" becomes far more complex than just dramatized anti-corporate polemic, or even a simple fall from grace.
September 14, 2012
I'm not sure any five pages of this script by director Nicholas Jarecki hold together.
September 14, 2012
Mediocre at best.
September 13, 2012
Features an exceedingly dapper Richard Gere in a series of nice suits and handsome close-ups that serve no purpose other than to remind us how exceedingly dapper Richard Gere looks in nice suits and handsome close-ups.
September 13, 2012
Arbitrage overcomes some pulpy plot twists and a little anti-corporate sermonizing to become a brisk tale of a financial wizard whose sins have returned to collect a debt.
September 13, 2012
A tense and chilling horror story for financially fraught times.
September 13, 2012
It could readily be mistaken for the work of an experienced and justifiably self-confident filmmaker with a nose for newsy stories, a knack for telling them tersely, and a gift for directing actors
September 13, 2012
Rather than seeming pat, Jarecki's straightforward cynicism is pointed and purposeful.
September 13, 2012
"Arbitrage" is a fine showcase for the silky talents of Richard Gere, who's so smooth here you could spread him on toast.
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