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Based on 35 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 26 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's instructive to note what a killer actor Richard Gere can be when a movie rises to his level. Arbitrage is such a movie, a sinfully entertaining look at the sins committed in the name of money. show more

  • 25
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    Features an exceedingly dapper Richard Gere in a series of nice suits and handsome close-ups that serve no purpose other than to remind us how exceedingly dapper Richard Gere looks in nice suits and handsome close-ups. The rest of the movie registers as a loss of: time, money, talent and logic. show more

  • 75
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Despite an abrupt ending and the worst title of the year, Arbitrage manages to leverage real tension from its veteran stars in one of Hollywood's first pedigreed films of the fall. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    "Just One More Chance," Billie Holiday implores on the soundtrack. The nice paradox of Arbitrage is that we're interested to see whether Robert gets one, even though he's the villain-in-chief of a suspense thriller whose plot turns on generalized scurrilousness. That's a tribute to Mr. Jarecki's smart writing, and to the take-no-prisoners performance of Mr. Gere. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    In the end, Arbitrage disappoints a bit. The writing isn't as sharp, or sophisticated, as it needs be. And the cynicism exhibited by Miller and the circle of traders and tycoons he moves in seeps into the fabric of the story itself. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Though it teeters at times on the edge between potboiler and melodrama, Arbitrage benefits from a notable lack of sympathy for Gere's Gordon Gekko-like Miller. Rather than seeming pat, Jarecki's straightforward cynicism is pointed and purposeful. show more

  • 80
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Nothing about the plot is novel, but the film easily maintains a low simmer that picks up in the final act, as Miller has to fight to keep his sinking ship staffed. show more

  • 60

    Gere does his best to give Arbitrage an agitated energy, but Jarecki's fatalism works against the film. show more

  • 80
    Jeannette Catsoulis NPR

    Unfolding in somber tones and among hard surfaces, Arbitrage has the slickness of new bank notes and the confidence of expensive tailoring. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Hitchcock called his most familiar subject "The Innocent Man Wrongly Accused." Jarecki pumps up the pressure here by giving us a Guilty Man Accurately Accused, and that's what makes the film so ingeniously involving. show more

  • February 03, 2013 ll00000000134403
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    the acting was good, but the story was so so

  • January 22, 2013 dk00000000135918
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    A very interesting movie that takes an unexpected turn early on. An absorbing look at the life of this wealthy hedge-fund magnate and his family. Great performances by the entire cast and never a dull moment throughout!

  • January 06, 2013 Raymond
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    Rixhard Gere at the top of his game great performance

  • December 28, 2012 katherinehuff1
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    I could not follow the plot of this movie. I don\'t care if Richard Gene was in this movie or not as the actors were believable and did their part well. The movie was shallow and interrupted by bits of intrigue. I would not receommend this movie to anyone. It was disappointing and left a bad taste in my mouth. I should have just turned it off before the bitter end.

  • December 25, 2012 jackd1207
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    Had the acting not been above par, I would have given this movie one or two stars. I really don\'t like movies where there are no redeeming qualities to be found in the self destructive main character. Bummer....

  • November 04, 2012 BEVERLY
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    Richard Gere does it again, great performance with style and grace.

  • October 20, 2012 luisif
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    Great film well made ! In a year of not great films this one is a stand out !

  • October 14, 2012 Carol Ann
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    Great job

  • October 07, 2012 ng00000000125422
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    What can I say? I like Richard Gere. He\'s the man. And with all pistons fired he is phenomenal on screen. This movie was a well crafted story. Definite proof that we don\'t need to blow up half a planet to keep your audience\'s interest. From opening to closing you get the clear feeling that something is going to go very wrong here. The thriller element is clearly there. The characters smart, and the decisions made along the way a perfect balance between surprise and predictability. Even you plot geniuses out there can feel smart following along. I particularly loved the ending. It went somewhere I didn\'t expect it to go. The definition of the true monetary American hero. By the way, what is an Applebee\'s?... Classic.

  • October 02, 2012 Alex
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    Great thriller with Gere caught in an incredible situation of his own making. Brilliant cast, with a story that moves and pulls you in.


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