Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 128 minutes
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Directors: Gavin O'Connor
Writers: Bill Dubuque
Casts: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, John Lithgow, Jean Smart, Andy Umberger, Alison Wright, Jason Davis, Robert C. Treveiler, Mary Kraft, Seth Lee, Jake Presley
IMDB: The Accountant (2016) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.6
USA Today -
Ben Affleck brings needed nuance to old-fashioned brains and brawn as an action hero with high-functioning autism in The Accountant.
The Accountant is nothing if not a puzzle - not so much a jigsaw as a three-dimensional brain teaser that gets deeper and stranger with each new revelation.
Audiences willing to just go with the movie's outlandish lead character will find laughs and thrills along the way, as well as that rarest of studio properties: a tentpole that actually leaves you enthusiastic about the prospect of a sequel.
The world-building is engrossing. The premise is refreshingly peculiar. The action grabs your attention. As long as the movie keeps a lid on what precisely is going on, it works.
The Accountant (2016)
Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.