Written July 25, 2014
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.
Written October 01, 2012
Good first half, regular development of events on the second half and awful end. The end could have been taken from a 50's French thriller, made by an amateur. I am aware this is the first film by Jarecki, but he probably missed some classes at the academy...
Good acting by RIchard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Tim Roth.
Written September 30, 2012
best movie i've seen in a long time. richard gere is among the most talented actors in hollywood, and this is surely his best performance ever.
Written July 03, 2015
1. You do not go across the Triboro to get to Manhattan from a private plane. They land in Westchester.
2. You cannot get to a car crash site upstate by taking I-95. It goes to Connecticut. Also I-95 has a toll in New York State.
3. An arbitrage firm is a broker-dealer. It could not hide trading positions for as long as portrayed in the movie. A week tops. Maybe two weeks with extensive collusion. Certainly cannot hide using profits from other divisions. Firm needed to be an investment adviser to have his scheme make sense. (e.g. Bernie Madoff)
This spoiled it for me. Stupid, stupid movie. Richard Gere was, for the first time, awful.
Susan Sarandon was great but in a terrible movie.
Written April 26, 2015
I've been a Richard Gere fan forever, and I was not disappointed with his performance. The ending was a little funky, but it was terrific.