Written October 27, 2016
Had the mis-fortune of seeing this horrible excuse of a film over the week-end. It starts out slow and the only speed it picks up is the car crash! Other than that, it moves at a snails pace, very choppy and while the acting is marginal to OK, there are no great or dramatic scenes. Watching the grass grow is one of the only things that move slower than this flick. Should be out on cable and DVD/Blue-ray in the next 5-6 weeks.
Written December 04, 2016
What a horribly disappointing ending to a otherwise brilliant, exciting and well acted film.
This movie is still worth seeing even though it leaves the audience in disbelief!
Written September 16, 2012
Overrated and underdone. Title does not refer to any part of the movie. or "Dirty Stuff".Lead character is a real dunderhead. Movie is in 2 parts. First part is an accident coverup and second part relates slightly to a bad trade that results in the usual losses completely unrelated to arbitrage.Acting is okay but nothing unusual. Sex scenes are standard. A better tile for the movie might be " Unhappy Margin" or "Dirty Stuff." Either one tells part of the story better than the original title.
Written January 21, 2017
"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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Written January 16, 2017
Makes you wonder where all of the bodies are buried in real life. Great cast. Best role Richard Gere has done in a long while. Wouldn't hold breath for Oscar noms, but entertaining and worth the few hours.