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Arbitrage

3

Richard Gere needs to cover his tracks

When financier Robert Miller (Richard Gere) finds himself culpable for a fatal accident, covering it up is second nature. 

After all, he’s already hiding a $400 million hole in his accounts... Nicholas Jarecki’s debut recasts the financial crisis as a crime thriller, exchanging boardroom boredom for cat-and-mouse games with Tim Roth’s columbo-esque cop. 

For all its smartly observed parallels and ironies, though, it’s a work of sober intelligence rather than sizzling dynamism. 

The Golden Globe-nommed Gere is well cast as a suave sinner, but he’s too aloof to truly root for. 

Blu-ray offers a chat-track, deleted scenes and featurettes. 

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