The title might sound a bit arcane. I had to Google its definition, and even though I sorta understand it, I probably couldn’t explain it. So I’ll skip that part.
But, I do understand the movie Arbitrage opening today at the Fargo Theatre. It’s a thriller set among the high rises and black limos of the powerhouse financial set, where Richard Gere’s white-haired and stately main character tries to hide the death of his mistress from his savvy wife (Susan Sarandon), a hard-nosed cop (Tim Roth), and his fellow players in a big-money bank transaction.
Reviews for the film are roundly positive, scoring an 86 percent from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Reviewers credit first-time director Nicholas Jarecki (whose only other major credit is the Showtime documentary, The Outsider) with pulling compelling performances from his well-stocked cast.
Also currently showing at the Fargo Theatre: Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix in The Master; you can catch our synopsis here.