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Blu-ray Review: 'Arbitrage'

Jason Coleman Jason Coleman
January 8th, 2013 11:00am EST

Arbitrage

Ready to see a little formal Richard Gere in some very dirty and shallow hot water?  Then check out our review of the new to Blu-ray business thriller "Arbitrage" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  The review of all financials begins below! 

 

Arbitrage Blu-ray

   Title: "Arbitrage"

   Grade: 4

   Cast: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth

   Director: Nicholas Jarecki

   Rating: R

   Runtime: 107 minutes

   Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

   Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

 

The Flick: Watching "Arbitrage" on the small screen really gives you even more of an appreciation for the subtle yet effective work of lead man Richard Gere.  As high finance businessman Robert Miller, who is struggling both personally and professionally, Gere was born to play this role.  He could just walk through such familiar territory, but newbie Director Nicholas Jarecki uses his clever script to ratchet up the tension and elevates Gere’s work ten fold.  Plus his supporting cast – from sassy detective Tim Roth to complex wife Susan Sarandon – provide top-notch work that only adds to Arbitrage feeling all to real.  Like Nicholas Winding Refn’s "Pusher" series, but for the suit and tie crowd, "Arbitrage" keeps the actors and audience on its toes. 

Best Feature: Liked the overall vibe of the featurette ‘A Glimpse Into Arbitrage’ as it has insight from everyone involved (cast and crew!), behind the scenes info (they rehearsed for three weeks before!) and even location stuff – it’s a one-stop shop doc.

Best Hidden Gem: I did like the full length commentary by very articulate Director Jarecki, but it’s actually the 'Deleted Scenes' (of which most were great!) and his track that makes for an even more interesting extra.  (He points out that he wasted time doing 26 takes of a coffee cup...and didn’t use it!)

Worth the Moola: Gere in full force with a great story, director and cast behind him – "Arbitrage" is a safe bet.

Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment