Arbitrage (2012)

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Arbitrage (2012)
  • Time: 107 min
  • Genre: Drama | Thriller
  • Director: Nicholas Jarecki
  • Cast: Richard Gere, Brit Marling, Tim Roth

Storyline:

Robert Miller is a successful financial businessman with a loving wife and a smart daughter ready to take over the family business. Professional secrets involving illegal fraudulent activities start coming out at the same time that Robert’s personal secrets take a turn for the worse and threaten to derail everything he has achieved.

One review

  • Usually movies are worse than their trailers. This movie was unusual in that it was better than its trailer.

    The movie was well-written, with a good plot and good characters. It is very well edited.

    Richard Gere is very good in this, he’s better in this than he was in the Cotton Club (which I liked) and other movies he’s been in.

    In addition to the plot, there’s a theme through the movie where you see how the Gere character lives his life, and compare it to how people like the Nate Parker character live their life. There’s a small plot twist or two, but this is what really makes the story. That the theme is alluded to but not completely spelled out I like, the audience’s intelligence is respected.

    The only problem with the film is there were a too many unnecessary characters, particularly among the lawyers and employees who worked for the Gere character. Particularly all the lawyers. There was also too much going on with the details of the various financial shenanigans the Gere character was involved in. Like when Gere’s flunky came out to his limousine. That should have been trimmed some, or crafted differently.

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