Monday, 25 February 2013

Review: Arbitrage

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Arbitrage
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?
Partially.


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


Does it achieve what it sets out to do?
Probably.


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


Will I think less of you if we disagree about how good/bad this film is?
No.


Will I watch it again?
No.


Is there a Wilhelm Scream?
No.


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


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