ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Article » Arbitrage movie review
 

Arbitrage movie review

'Arbitrage' - in top 'Gere'
By Satyen K. Bordoloi (IANS)
Sat, Sep 15, 2012 15:36:37 GMT
 

Arbitrage movie review
Arbitrage movie review. Cast: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Brit Marling. Director: Nicholas Jarecki. Rating: ****

There is a common perception about good business - that the good is merely the tip of an iceberg and that beneath it all is a larger 'bad'. That it is a ruthless world of shady men pretending to be good - murky dealings, lies, con and deceit. That business is more about a 'projection of success' than actual success.

Arbitrage takes these concepts, weaves around a simple story, some great performances and some intense direction to create as good a thriller as you have seen in your life.

On the face of it, Robert Miller (Richard Gere) is a successful businessman who has risen from humble beginnings on the dint of his hard work. He is now in the process of arbitrage to sell his company and retire. However, behind the facade of normalcy, he is panicking, trying to sell off a company that has been running into losses for some time.

Robert meets with an accident with his mistress who dies instantly. Aware that this will scuttle the business negotiations, he runs away from the accident. But the law is constantly on his tail as he desperately tries to close the business deal before he is caught.

He will stop at nothing to not get caught.

Arbitrage works at multiple levels. At the most obvious level, it is a well edited, tightly paced thriller with enough twists to keep you glued to the edge of your seat. Yet, the thrill is not of his crime.

The audience knows what he has done and so does the police and even his family. The thrill is about whether he'd get caught. And if he does, whether he'll get caught before the deal is sealed.

Something does happen in the end, and that is different and unexpected, but satisfying.

Richard Gere is in top form as he plays the anguished man juggling multiple things, trying to do the right wrong thing to save himself from the bigger wrong as he's committed to perfection. He is assisted ably by a stellar cast which gives the film the edge it needed to work.

Arbitrage becomes a ring side view into the murky world of rich men and their motivations. It becomes a metaphor for big business in the world and tells us that behind the seemingly straightforward world of capitalism lies a murky one of men dealing and double dealing and arbitraging to their advantage at all costs, to create a bubble of serenity.

And sometimes, somewhere along the passing of the 'buck', the bubble does burst, leading to global economic meltdowns as we saw in 2008. In the microcosmic world of Arbitrage lies the real world of big business.

Debutante Nicholas Jarecki is a talent to watch out for.
Style check: Priyanka Chopra, Nathalia Kaur, Kareena Kapoor among the best-dressed of the week
 
Salman Khan’s ‘salaam’ to Priyanka’s ‘In My City’
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Richard Gere enjoys Rajasthani food while shooting in Udaipur
Richard Gere enjoys Rajasthani food while shooting in Udaipur
Richard Gere to shoot 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2' in Udaipur
Richard Gere to shoot 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2' in Udaipur
Richard Gere to romance Lilette Dubey in ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ sequel!
Richard Gere to romance Lilette Dubey in ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ sequel!
Did Richard Gere try to cheat with his wife’s friend?
Did Richard Gere try to cheat with his wife’s friend?
Tags :
,
comments powered by Disqus


 
Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Poonam Pandey | Sherlyn Chopra | Alia Bhatt | New Hindi Movies

Photo Galleries 

Vivek Oberoi campaigns for BJP in Amritsar

Gorgeous Kangana Ranaut promotes 'Revolver Rani'

'2 States' special screening: Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor, Tiger Shroff, Chetan Bhagat and many more celebs

Siddharth Mahadevan celebrates birthday with Sonu Nigam, Gulzar

Watch: Andrew Garfield says ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ is action packed

Tanuj Virwani, Rati Agnihotri, Mika Singh, Izabelle Leite at ‘Purani Jeans’ music launch

Cyrus Broacha and Shashi Tharoor at MTV Youth Marketing Forum

Lok Sabha elections: Nandamuri Balakrishna files nomination from Hindupur
Wallpapers 

Lucky Kabootar Wallpapers

Shilpa Shetty Wallpapers

Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty Wallpapers

Salman Khan Wallpapers

The Xpose Wallpapers

Dishkiyaaoon Wallpapers
Hot Celebrities 

Sonakshi Sinha

Kangna Ranaut

Sonal Chauhan
New Movies 

2 States

Lucky Kabootar

Dekh Tamasha Dekh
Videos 

‘2 States’ song ‘Mast Magan’ featuring Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor

Trailer: Allu Arjun-Shruti Haasan spice up 'Race Gurram'

Amole Gupte’s 'Hawaa Hawaai' trailer is impressive

Dekh Tamasha Dekh trailer

Main Tera Hero song ‘Besharmi Ki Height’ Varun Dhawan and Ileana D’Cruz

Varun Dhawan shows his dance moves in ‘Main Tera Hero’ song ‘Palat’


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor