<ARBITRAGE> is a movie about the evil who lives within. Good man do bad things and bad man do good things, what you see may not be the best. The film is both a tense thriller and a penetrating character study, elevated by the strength of a typically assured performance from Richard Gere. Behind the gilded walls of his mansion, Robert Miller (Richard Gere) is in over his head, desperately trying to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before the depths of his fraud are revealed. Struggling to conceal his duplicity from loyal wife Ellen (Susan Sarandon) and brilliant daughter and heir-apparent Brooke (Brit Marling), Miller's also balancing an affair with French art-dealer Julie Cote (Laetetia Casta). Just as he's about to unload his troubled empire, an unexpected bloody error forces him to juggle family, business, and crime with the aid of Jimmy Grant (Nate Parker), a face from Miller's past. The bottom line is, can you and would you trust someone that you think you can trust?! Gere's age is catching up surely in this film but that didn't slow him down especially playing this wall street charismatic shark. A well written and directed financial thriller.

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