Arbitrage 2012 R CC

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Robert Miller is a hedge-fund magnate who appears to have it all, but behind the walls of his mansion Miller is running on borrowed time.

Starring:
Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon
Runtime:
1 hour, 48 minutes

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Arbitrage

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Nicholas Jarecki
Starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon
Supporting actors Tim Roth, Brit Marling, Laetitia Casta, Nate Parker, Stuart Margolin, Chris Eigeman, Graydon Carter, Bruce Altman, Larry Pine, Curtiss Cook, Reg E. Cathey, Felix Solis, Tibor Feldman, Austin Lysy, Monica Raymund, Gabrielle Lazure, Shawn Elliott, Sophie Curtis
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Not a bad movie,did not like the ending.
Walter R Richters
The film is an interesting look at a man whose greed is instigated by wanting to provide the good life for his family and mistress.
Donna Banting
Very entertaining movie with a good plot and acting.
Robert Whitehouse

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129 of 150 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 14, 2012
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"Arbitrage" (2012 release; 100 min.) stars Richard Gere as Robert Miller, the owner and CEO of Miller Capital, a Wall Street investment firm. Soon enough into the movie, we learn that Miller has all kinds of business and relationships issues/problems, and in fact each of these problems could've easily by themselves filled a whole movie: from the business side, it appears that Miller's firm is mysteriously short $412 million just at a time when the firm is about to be sold at a large profit. Miller borrows the funds to cover up the hole, but that puts only more pressure on him as the lender now wants the loan repaid. From the personal side, Miller is having an affair with Julie, a French up-and-coming art gallery owner. Late one night, as Miller and Julie are diving off, Miller nods off, causing the car to flip over and Julie is accidentally killed. Miller decides to flee the scene.

At that point we're maybe 20 min. into the movie, and to tell you more of the plot would truly ruin your viewing experience. The tension does not let up, as we watch and wonder (i) whether Miller can pull off the sale of his company despite all of the financial and accounting irregularities, and (ii) whether Miller will be able to get away with the accidental death of Julie. You'll just have to see it for yourself how it all plays out.

Several commments: this is the first feature from writer-director Nicholas Jarecki, and he shows a lot of talent and promise. At times the movie felt very Hitchcock-like.
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on January 10, 2013
Format: DVD
It is always nice to get out while you are on top, before you are caught with your finger in the pie. This is what a dishonest, cheating Robert Miller (Richard Gere) is attempting to do. This is a semi-crime drama that comes at you rather fast with no time for character build up. Robert Miller is unlikeable, but the film doesn't build character for anyone else. I found myself rooting for minor characters who are more honest than Miller, but not puritanical.

Brit Marling as the overly smart daughter played a convincing role, but Susan Sarandon as the wife did not have the lines she needed to excel. The individual scene dialouge was predictable. The film is more of a crime drama with the financial empire and deals being part of the background dealings setting up Gere's character.

Might be worth watching once. A film you will forget an hour after you have seen it. Not a keeper.

Parental Guide: F-bombs, brief sex, no nudity
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By HoneyBadgerReviews on May 17, 2013
Format: DVD
Arbitrage stars Richard Geer and Susan Sarandon in this film about financial corruption that echoes the real-life scandals of 2008. The movie was filmed on-location in New York City and is directed by the up-and-coming Nicholas Jarecki (born in 1979).

In the movie Geer plays Robert Miller, a billionaire financial trader who is married (Susan Sarandon) and has a sharp-as-a-tack daughter named Brooke (Brit Marling), who works for him. Miller is trying to sell-off his financial company which has hidden bad investments. In the meantime he is juggling an unraveling relationship with a mistress (Julie Cote), and an angry investor.

One evening he and his mistress have a bad accident and she is dead. Miller calls a young black man named Jimmy (Nate Parker) whom he had befriended at one time. Miller needs Jimmy's help to sneak away from the accident scene. But the cops soon try to frame Jimmy for the accident. Before long Miller is beset from all sides: the accident, his financial misdeeds, and family members who have been onto his act for a long time.

The acting was quite good in this film on all fronts. Geer is good at balancing a `Mr. Cool' persona and also an angst-ridden conscious. Brit Marling made quite an impression in this film too. She's attractive, smart, and plays her part very well. I also liked Nate Parker's role, where he had to balance an odd friendship with a billionaire investor (Geer) while struggling to make ends meet in his Harlem apartment.
My only complaint about the film is the abrupt ending. While in hindsight you can surmise that all the loose plot points were tied up, the film lacked some satisfaction for me with the way it wrapped up.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By H. Schneider on December 22, 2012
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Something misled me into expecting a smart white collar crime story, say like Margin Call with Spacey, Irons a.o.
This one isn't it. Nothing wrong with the cast, Gere and Sarandon a.o. do their job, but the plot is, frankly, just yellow press pulp.
American billionaire in his 60s runs into headwind on two fronts at once. His risky investment in Russia faces obstacles, which he tries to hide by cooking the books, so that he can sell his company just in time. His private life is upset by an accident: driving at night, he falls asleep, and his girl friend dies. He tries to hide his involvement from the police, and that becomes a race of time in the course of his company sale. His wife knows about it all, as wives do, and blackmails him. His daughter, who works with him, finds out about his con games and threatens him... That seems to be all the pressure a man needs in life.
That should make a good suspense possible, if not a very original case, but the movie fails to interest me. I also see a serious flaw in the plot line: how can the man, Gere's billionaire, expect to sell the company and not be caught afterwards for the faked numbers?
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