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Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) 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 (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) 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.]]>
- Digital Copy Expiration Date : March 31, 2018
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 8.32 Ounces
- Item model number : 43449843
- Director : Gavin O’Connor, Gavin O'Connor
- Media Format : 4K
- Release date : January 10, 2017
- Actors : Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jean Smart
- Dubbed: : Spanish
- Subtitles: : Spanish, French
- Producers : Gavin O’Connor, Lynette Howell Taylor, Gavin O'Connor, Marty P. Ewing, Mark Williams
- Studio : WarnerBrothers
- ASIN : B01LBWHRHY
- Writers : Bill Dubuque
- Country of Origin : USA
- Number of discs : 2
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I liked it. I find that quite a few of my autistic friends did as well. This reaction is not universal.
There are many things that reviewers in the autistic community find fault with. I concur on many points, especially the physical transformation of the protagonist, but not so much as to dim my overall appreciation. As well, the sound+light+stim sensory scenes have been a real challenge for me, especially when I first saw this film in a theatre.
I loved what they did with the puzzle piece, which is often hated in the adult Autistic community for reasons that wouldn't fit here. There were myriad other touches that spoke "my tribe" to me. The revelation of the actual identity of the other most important female character evoked tears.
I'll watch it again.
EDIT: I've now seen this piece five times. There is something new to notice every time. (My particular sensory processing issue means that lots of details will escape me, as it takes me quite a while to interpret what I'm looking at. Going grocery shopping with me is reportedly a difficult experience.)
The film is R rated, mostly for violence, and for occasional swear words.. The violence is not especially graphic but a lot of people do end up dead. To avoid spoiling the film, I won't say more.
It actually helped my father understand what was "going on" with my older brother (now deceased, also had aspergers), and it helped my father come to the realization that the environment my brother needed to thrive wasn't something he was capable of providing at the time that my brother needed him to, but he could make up for it now with me. That is a beautiful thing, and something not possible without this film.
So, it is well done. Many of the specific mannerisms depicted by Affleck are uncannily accurate of asperger's, i'll attest to that. The social awkwardness--that's the story of my life. I'd watch this over and over and over again and I never watch movies twice.
First, the storyline left too many unexplained and unanswered questions, especially about why this guy did what he did. It did fine at clarifying why he's a savant and why he's a good trained killer. But his apparent stint in the military? Or the big one: why did he get involved with organized crime? Then why did he take on an apparently legitimate business? And with that there were too many loose ends in the robotics company subplot.
Second, the whole package deal of the movie was so amoral. I'm not looking for moralism, per se. I'm looking at it from the very same way the vast majority of--at least American--moviegoers do. Show me some redemption. Show me something where right overcomes wrong. This universally human inclination is foundational for nearly every shoot-em-up poetic justice film you'll see, except maybe for European films (except for the Brits who get it). The fact that the guy has high-functioning autism doesn't excuse the fact that it all has little or no moral compass. And after he's shot everybody up, he just drives away, as if he'd finished a softball game. And after going after him, no one cares to go after him any longer. So bogus. Other than that the acting and directing and cinematography were good. But the film left me feeling as bad or amoral as the people in it.
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Man ist von Anfang bis Ende gefesselt!!!
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