Richard Gere plays a Madoff-like hedge-fund billionaire scrambling to keep his empire from crumbling. He must stay afloat long enough so that a prospective buyer doesn't notice the books have been cooked. A gripping entertainment, Arbitrage has enough in common with Law & Order to make it accessible.
"There are few cinematic pleasures as satisfying to behold as an actor in a role that fits him like a Savile Row suit. Richard Gere offers just such gratification in Arbitrage, a silky, sophisticated Wall Street thriller that finds the actor utterly in his prime, wearing his age and accumulated emotional wisdom with warmth, charisma and nonstop appeal." (Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)