Arbitrage - Review

ONE PERCENT Susan Sarandon and Richard Gere play a couple whose pampered life is rocked by financial scandal

Richard Gere has a very placid surface — stoic and unruffled, quietly amused — that can, on occasion, result in his coming off as a bland actor. But that same quality makes him perfect to play men who like to cover things up. InArbitrage, a tasty financial thriller written and directed by Nicholas Jarecki (it's his dramatic-film debut), Gere is Robert Miller, an investment titan who is standing at the precipice (though almost no one knows it). Playing this luxe silver fox, Gere has never been more likable or alive on screen. His friendly dry charm works for the film in fascinating ways, since Robert, as we learn, is a world-class sleazebag. He lies and sleeps around, he commits major financial fraud, he slinks away from a car accident that was all his fault — and the film makes no apologies for any of this behavior. Yet we're torn between wanting to see him pay for his transgressions and get away with them. Read More...

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