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Review: Arbitrage

The rich guy's point of view
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 11, 2012
2.0 2.0 Stars

Enough of all this whining about the millions of regular people ruined by the financial collapse of 2007 — how about a movie sympathizing with one of the unfortunate guys responsible? Come to think of it, just about all the movies made about this debacle, from Margin Call to Cosmopolis, have been from the rich guys' point of view, but then they have such nice houses, cars, and clothes. Like financial mogul Robert Miller (Richard Gere), leaving his lavish 50th birthday party to make a quick stop at his mistress's gallery. The good life, right? But things go from bad to worse as a loan falls through that would save him from bankruptcy, he gets embroiled in a possible homicide, and his nagging wife (Susan Sarandon) starts to suspect something's up. On his case is Detective Bryer (Tim Roth), a charmless Colombo. He's no fun, and if first-time director Nicholas Jarecki refrained from moralizing, he'd recognize that Miller is the guy he's really cheering for.

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