Arbitrage (2012)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 14, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 21, 2012
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Arbitrage is both a tense thriller and a penetrating character study, elevated by the strength of a typically assured performance from Richard Gere.

Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

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David Denby
New Yorker

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

Anna Smith
Metro (UK)

Pleasing twists and moral dilemmas abound.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

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.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

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

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Nour Habib
Tulsa World

Arbitrage is not about greed or frustration or police corruption. It's not about family bonds or loyalty or racial discrimination. But all those elements are incorporated into this multi-layered, suspense-laden film.

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Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail

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

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James Berardinelli

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.

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Barbara Sullivan
Buffalo News

Gere, who appears in nearly every scene of Arbitrage, turns in the best performance of his career, conveying with supreme skill and remarkable restraint the exquisite agony of Miller's desperation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
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… More
Everett Johnson
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… More
Nicki Marie
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… More
Manu Gino
Power is the best alibi. Great Film! What distinguishes Arbitrage is the superb acting. Susan Sarandon is, as always, right in character as the society wife… More
Candy Rose
Interesting suspense thriller. Reminds me of 'Perfect Murder'. Gere plays a hedge fund magnate who is desparately trying to sell his business before… More
William Dunmyer
"Arbitrage" is a 1990s-style melodrama set in the world of high finance. Despite its old-fashioned style, it's quite effective. Richard Gere does… More