Milla Jovovich reprises her role as the buffed heroine in black latex who battles the evil hordes.
The violence is casual and ruthless. It's all loud and merciless at a frenzied pace. You'll like this film only if you are fan of this head pounding action. But as total film revenues head for the $1-billion mark, you can bet there will be more examples of this format in our cinematic future.
Gere makes greed look good
There is a moment early on in
"Arbitrage" is an impressive financial thriller that borrows from the recent
It is a paradox of Gere's charming, self-assured persona that we find ourselves admiring this silver-haired member of the 1% club even as he reveals himself to be a diamond-hard, smiling monster who "flies on princely wings."
As Miller's fate seems more and more destined for scandals and certain imprisonment, we want to see him caught, yet we want to see him get away with it. That's the mark of a great performance and a good movie — it keeps you involved.
Susan Sarandon is terrific as Miller's wife, as is
While "Arbitrage" is tense fun, wouldn't it be a better film if it didn't make greed look this sexy?
JOHN DEPKO is a retired senior investigator for the Orange County public defender's office. He lives in Costa Mesa and works as a licensed private investigator.