25 Sep '12, 3am

#REVIEW | Richard Gere gives a showstopping performance in Arbitrage, opening this Thursday. We give it 4/5 stars.

#REVIEW | Richard Gere gives a showstopping performance in Arbitrage, opening this Thursday. We give it 4/5 stars.

Intelligently engaging the zeitgeist without sacrificing suspense, Arbitrage arrives as one of the year’s most undervalued assets. Not only is it an absorbing, tightly paced thriller, it’s also a better movie version of T he Bonfire of the Vanities than Brian De Palma’s film. The parallels are strong enough that Tom Wolfe could sue: Richard Gere plays Robert Miller, a Wall Street big shot whose universe-mastery has slipped. Combining attributes of Sherman McCoy and Bernie Madoff, the financier has just days to sell his company before a friend withdraws a $400 million loan papering over a loss. Soon a car accident on a late-night drive with his mistress (Laetitia Casta) ensures that if Robert doesn’t go to jail for fraud, he might do time for manslaughter. Gere, giving one of his most charismatic yet layered performances, invites simultaneous awe and revulsion as the charac...

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