Arbitrage Saturday, 21 September 2019


Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Hedge your bets on this gripping tale about survival of the corporate fittest.

  • Starring:

    Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling, Nate Parker, Laetitia Casta, Stuart Margolin

  • Directed by:

    Nicholas Jarecki

  • Running time:

    107 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    A woman slaps a man's face. Dangerous driving. A car rolls and crashes into a barrier. A car door is kicked/hit. Sparks and a fireball/explosion are seen. A man grabs a colleague by the shirt and shouts at him. Criminal charges (gun possession, conviction) are mentioned. Arguing, yelling, screaming, grimacing. Blood/gore: A head smashes into a windscreen. Blood is seen on a man's forehead. A corpse is seen (eyes open). Blood oozes from a slashed neck would. Bruising, scar. Photos of a charred body.


    A man carries a woman to a bed and initiates sex. Passionate kissing. Nudity: Underwear (bra) is seen.


    A man consumes pills (presumably painkillers). People snort lines of cocaine. Lipitor is mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine, fortified wine, champagne, spirits). Smoking.


    F-words, n-word, son-of-a-b*tch, wh*re, religious exclamations. Name-calling and derogatory insults.


    Arbitrage, insider trading, opulence, corruption, corporate enterprise, financial crisis, pressure, infidelity, justice, fraud, guardianship, responsibility, family, solutions, investment, sentiment, manslaughter, homicide, criminal investigation, guilt, trust, deadlines, risk, compliance, patriarchy, intimidation, manipulation, acquisition, prejudice, blackmail, destroying/fabricating evidence.


    A private jet is viewed from a high aerial (cloud) perspective. Funeral setting. A plane crash is mentioned metaphorically.


    Exceptional casting with strong performances. Ingeniously crafted. Excellent script. Contemporary.


    Plot holes. Questionable title. Abrupt ending.

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