Arbitrage

2013-10-04 08:07
 
Arbitrage
What it's about:

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 Côte (Laetitia 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.

What critics said:

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.
- Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

Part thriller, part character study, and it moves swiftly and confidently, with many details that feel exactly right.
- David Denby, New Yorker

Richard Gere is terrific and the supporting cast do superb jobs in this fascinating exploration of greed, justice and the law.
- Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight

Arbitrage is the kind of classily put-together film that actors, filmmakers and grown-up audiences frequently complain no longer gets made.
- Alistair Harkness, Scotsman

Power is the best alibi.
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