Arbitrage (Region 2)
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The work of the rest of the cast is of a similar high standard - I particularly liked Tim Roth's detective, and the way his confidence visibly drains from him as he thinks his quarry is slipping through his fingers. In fact, this might be the sort of film where there are a few too many good actors; in particular, I could have done with seeing more of Susan Sarandon as the wife who isn't sure about what's going on. The setting is admirably filmed, with shots of the Empire State Building in the background just in case we've forgotten the location, and the portrayal of the luxury that Gere's living in (and fighting to stay in) will be fascinating to an audience who feel that their noses are no longer pressed against the window, but have finally been allowed inside. Where they discover that the rich aren't that different from everyone else, and that money can't buy love after all.
Richard Gere, such a superb actor, and he is riveting in this film. This film revolves around his character, Robert Miller, a venture capitalist, who is above all else, a fraud. He is trying to sell his company, and in the midst he needs to hide a four hundred million hole. That, my friend, is the gist of the film. Been there, done that, oh, yes, but there is more, much more. Miller's wife, played by SusanSarandon, is aware of Miller's other life, that of mistresses and secrets. As long as he keeps bringing home the bacon, she is fine with the situation. That is, until, Miller, involves his daughter, Brooke, in the fraud. She is CFO of the company, and has values and morals. She reminded me a great deal of Ivanka Trump, that cold, blonde goddess looks, that hides an interior of emotions. One night, when Miller is out with his mistress, his world explodes, and we are witness to his cunning and intelligence as he attempts to put his life back together.
Richard Gere is a terrific actor, and he IS this film, everything revolves around him. He may remind you of Bernie Maddoff, but not for long. Gere has the kind of presence and fortitude that demands attention. His every facial expression, expresses his emotions and his intense need. This is a man who is guilty of many things, and we go along for the ride, waiting to see him get caught. The ending is as surprising as the film itself.
Recommended. prisrob 04-22-13
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I enjoyed this film, good variety of storylines going on with Richard Gere doing a very good job. Worth watching.Published 8 months ago by DJT
A film about the rollercoaster of high finance could be off putting but in this case it is only served as the side dish. Read morePublished 13 months ago by ASDFG
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An intriguing plot with an excellent believable performance by Richard Gere.