Richard Gere has gotten better with time as he delivers one of the best performances of his career in Nicholas Jarecki's feature film debut Arbitrage.
In the film Gere plays Robert Miller, a man who wholesomely represents the portrait of success. But on the night of his sixtieth birthday we witness Robert go to astronomical levels to sell his business before the extend of his fraud is uncovered. But a late night drive will quickly challenge his perception as he struggles to comprehend just what things in his life are worth.
Surrounding Gere is one of the most impressive and evenly matched ensembles to hit the big screen in quite some time. Susan Sarandon and Brit Marling go toe-to-toe with Gere as his wife and daughter respectively. Their chemistry is undeniable as each delivers every line and action with heartfelt emotion. Tim Roth plays the good/bad detective with exquisite precision, working hard to catch Robert in his game of lies and deceit.
The film moves at a fast pace, and while some will get lost in the antics that is corporate America, most will bask in the greatness that heeds when one of the most powerful men in the country looks to be losing everything. With an ending that seems to be ripped straight out of a John Grisham novel, Arbitrage is simply too good to pass up!
Arbitrage is playing in the non-competitive Premiere category.