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Arbitrage [DVD]

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Writer Nicholas Jarecki makes his feature directorial debut with this drama centering on a Wall Street hedge-fund tycoon and family man who scrambles to maintain a picture-perfect faade as his empire slowly begins to topple behind the scenes. Robert Miller (Richard Gere) is about to turn 60. One of the most successful businessmen in New York City, he lives a life of luxury that few will ever experience. But there's a storm coming, and nobody knows it better than Robert. If he can finalize the bank purchase of his trading empire before any evidence of his shady business dealings is unearthed, there's a chance he could emerge relatively unscathed. Not even Robert's wife Ellen (Susan Sarandon) or their astute daughter Brooke (Brit Marling) have any idea of the hole their family patriarch has dug, but they are about to be swallowed up by it as well. At the crucial moment when his plan falls apart, however, a deadly complication leaves Robert with no choice but to seek the help of shady Jimmy Grant (Nate Parker), a man the wealthy financier never expected to see again. Just when it seems the situation couldn't get any worse, NYPD detective Michael Bryer (Tim Roth) realizes he may have uncovered a key piece of evidence that will ensure Robert pays for his sins.
  • Credits
    Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Susan Tomaling, Tim Roth, Brit Marling, Laetitia Casta, Nate Parker
  • Critic Reviews
    "The threat of a Madoff-like collapse adds timeliness and tension to Nicholas Jarecki's ARBITRAGE, a screw-turner about a man whose greed may have finally caught up to him."
    Hollywood Reporter

    "Richard Gere has never been more likable or intensely alive as an actor than he is in Nicholas Jarecki's tasty financial thriller."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "Shimmering with the temptations that corrupt a culture, the first-rate ARBITRAGE stirs things up in the great Sundance tradition."
    Rolling Stone

    3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Like the best movies, ARBITRAGE persuades us to ask tough questions about ourselves....Gere's performance in ARBITRAGE is too good to ignore."
    Rolling Stone

    "[Featuring] the take-no-prisoners performance of Mr. Gere..."
    Wall Street Journal

    "[A] tense and chilling horror story for financially fraught times."
    Los Angeles Times

    4 stars out of 4 -- "Jarecki pumps up the pressure here by giving us a Guilty Man Accurately Accused, and that's what makes the film so ingeniously involving."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "Jarecki, it's clear, has the talent to make shrewdly pleasurable Hollywood movies. Here's hoping ARBITRAGE is the first of many." -- Grade: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

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