Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Arbitrage (2012)

Richard Gere plays a Wall Street tycoon whose timing has never been worse when his mistress dies suspiciously on the eve of a big deal that will sour if it doesn't leave his hands soon.

The gimmick: Instead of a Wall Street, that is, a Greek tragedy of outsized personalities and appetites, Arbitrage presents the radical idea that Wall Street criminals are best talked about as criminals, full-stop.

Watch for: How the blue collar procedural fits the white collar setting; a very sneaky script.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 26 December 2012.

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