The flick tells some days in the life of an asset manager who's streak of luck has ended and his professional and personal life has turned into a mess. The producers engaged two Hollywood brand names, Richard Gere & Susan Sarandon. Both delivered solid performances. Gere used his familiar charm to play the sued but manipulative & scrupulous billionaire and Sarandon performed as his adequate wife, a calculating charitable society woman who doesn`t mind to cover a crime if it pays for her. But my favorites are Tim Roth as a (bit too) street smart detective and the way underrated Stuart Margolin, who plays a lawyer you would wish to know if you were really in trouble.
The flick was shot mostly in the now popular cool colors and reminded me a bit of the legion of serial TV-thrillers you can see these days, but lacking the thrill. "Arbitrage" doesn´t convincingly show the shameless wealth of the mega-rich, maybe this was beyond the budged or the fantasy of the makers. But anyway: The flick is more accessible than "Cosmopolis" and less gruesome than "American Psycho". "Arbitrage" is somewhat entertaining and could serve as an unambitious family TV entertainment (no sex & violence) in a cinema theater.