Monday 25 February 2013

Review: Arbitrage

World of Blackout 77-Word Film Review

Arbitrage Poster

Cert: 15 / 107 mins / Dir. Nicholas Jarecki

In the words of Cineworld themselves…

The life of a millionaire hedge-fund magnate unravels in this engrossing corporate drama...

…and with a sell like that, how could I resist?

The film about the homicide investigation is enjoyable (if unspectacular) enough; the film about hedge-fund manipulation and fraud? Not so much. Like his brother, Jarecki has taken two halves and somehow failed to make a whole.

It feels like the sort of film that BBC1 puts on at 11pm on weeknights.
In the 1990's.

Is the trailer representative of the film?

Did I laugh, cry, gasp and sigh when I was supposed to?

Does it achieve what it sets out to do?

Pay at the cinema, Rent on DVD or just wait for it to be on the telly?

Will I think less of you if we disagree about how good/bad this film is?

Will I watch it again?

Is there a Wilhelm Scream?

And because you won't be happy until I've given it a score...

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