September 19, 2012
THOSE INVOLVED IN THE WORLD OF FINANCE WILL BE BEWILDERED BY THE MISINTERPRETED LINGO. RICHARD GERE GIVES ANOTHER GENUINE PERFORMANCE AS THE SOMEWHAT SHIFTY "ROBERT MILLER".
"Arbitrage" is the simultaneous buying and selling of a security at two different prices in two different markets, resulting in profits without risk." It is NOT illegal and this film does NOT address "arbitrage"...
Predictably, the successful capitalist is untoward, manipulative, earning his ill-gotten wealth, not by skill and ingenuity but subterfuge, fraud. Devastatingly handsome Richard Gere is "Robert Miller" the "master of the universe" , the "rainmaker", the hedge-fund king whose "Midas touch" is in jeopardy of turning bronze; Gere imbues the character with enough smarmy charm and sagacity to captivate the viewer. Reminiscent of "Bonfire of the Vanities" an adulterous affair could result in his undoing; nevertheless a streak of the humane saves "Robert" from drowning in moral turpitude...
TWO & 1/2 STARS!!
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