- 1 hr 47 min
Arbitrage is film that came out in 2012. It is a drama film that deals with the financial securities industry. This movie is another one of several business movies. As a result there is a limited audience. Nevertheless it is still an interesting and intriguing movie for those who are familiar with the financial sector. The film opened in American theaters in September of 2012. For those who are familiar with the securities industry this movie is quite enjoyable and is therefore somewhat of a must see. As far as the plot is concerned it is quite straightforward. The movie is about a hedge fund manager named Robert Miller. He is a sixty year old billionaire who has recently cooked the company books in order to avoid getting arrested for fraud. He is also covering up an investment loss as well. One night he is driving his mistress, falls asleep and then has an auto accident that gets her killed. Despite getting injured in the accident, he is able to leave the accident on his own power as the car goes up in flames and eventually explodes. Due to the fact that his wife and the public will likely learn about the incident, he decides to cover up the accident. At the same time he is avoiding a police detective who is investigating a potential murder. Miller's daughter works at his company and finds out that her father cooked the books. She fears being help liable as a result. Despite this film not being that well known to most viewers, it got very good reviews. In fact according to the review site Rotten Tomatoes, the movie got an 86% fresh rating and also a quite favorable rating from the site Metacritic. As of late September of 2012, the movie made over $14 million making it quite successful at the box office. As stated earlier, this movie appeals to a small audience so it is not widely popular. However for those who are interested in finance and the securities industry, this will be a rather decent film to watch. With its intriguing story, good pacing and rather reasonable length, it is a well done movie. . For those who enjoy drama films, they will find this to be one that is very watchable. Not only does it deal with the financial industry but it also covers conflict within a family as well as a murder investigation. This movie is likely to be one of the hidden gems of movies in the year 2012.