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The Accountant 2016

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A forensic accountant un-cooks the books for illicit clients.

Starring:
Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons
Runtime:
2 hours, 7 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Gavin O’Connor
Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal
Supporting actors Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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By M. Oleson TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 17, 2016
Format: Blu-ray
Theater review. Possible spoilers. About the only thing wrong with this movie is the misdirection gleaned from the trailers. I expected a story of international intrigue where “the accountant” does some paperwork for unwashed political thugs but gets into trouble and has to defend himself. Wrongo. Well, kinda’.

Ben Affleck plays the autistic Christian Wolff (Seth Lee as a boy) who was raised by his Army father (Robert C. Treveiler) and brother (Jake Presley). His mother couldn’t deal with Christian’s behavior and bailed on the family. Dear old dad taught the boys to be self-sufficient and to be there for each other. He also taught them close combat fighting and shooting. You know, to protect them from bullies. When we jump ahead, we find Christian in a small store-front accounting firm handling middling tax returns for a farmer. In return, Chris gets to use the land for target shooting. His favorite weapon is a Barrett M82A1M - .50 BMG rifle. And he’s very accurate from a mile away.

So, while it is true that Chris gets involved in cooking the books for unsavory foreigners in return for cash and other valuables, he occasionally gets a legitimate gig which now includes a high end robotic manufacturer. One that makes various limbs and such. The company is headed by Lamar Black (John Lithgow) and COO, Rita Blackburn (Jean Smart). A young accountant in the firm, Dana Cummings (Anna Kendrick) found a wrinkle in the books but can’t reconcile the cause. Chris is brought in to figure it out. He does which leads to fatal consequences for some of the company’s employees and puts Dana and himself in serious jeopardy.

We soon learn that Chris is not only whip-smart with math but is equally good in hand-to-hand combat and advanced weaponry.
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The Accountant
Double Oscar winner Ben Affleck plays a guy suffering from what seems to the audience to be a form of autism. He has a great difficulty communing with other people but he has a strong affinity for numbers. Numbers, figures, tallies and the like he can handle with ludicrous ease, people not so much. So he makes a career for himself as an accountant. Great, a story of a determined man who by dint of effort overcomes a debilitating mental handicap. We have a story to inspire and encourage.
Well, lets take a breath. He succeeds by dint of effort, true, but also by hard training by his dad who never gave up on him. His clients are criminals of the worst sort who hire the precisely focused number cruncher to ferret out leaks in their money vaults. Maybe we should not be so easily inspired. Things take a very dangerous, bloody turn. He is as precise with weapons as he is with numbers.
Director Gavin O'Connor has made several other films with the 2004 Miracle working out the best for him at the box office. Writer Bill Dubuque has only the Robert Downey Jr. film The Judge on his sheet so far, quite a good effort. Between the two of them we receive the most intricate and interesting story of the year. And we receive some of the most interesting characters, especially the Accountant himself and the T-man played by J.K. Simmons. The film is long enough that we have the back story of the main character filled up and filled in.
Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick plays the leading lady, another accountant, who gets mixed up in the dangerous world of The Account, played by Affleck. Kendrick is well known for her comic roles but she certainly can act successfully in this crime drama.
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It is very unusual to find poignancy in an action movie, but The Accountant manages to do this in a very exciting manner. The action in this movie is fantastic, and if that were the only reason to watch no one would be disappointed. However, there are many underlying relationships that are explored in the movie, as much as can be done in a two-hour timeframe, between the different characters. There is father-son, brother-brother, a disenfranchised mother, and a love interest that can never be amongst others. So, if you are watching to see the formation of subtle relationships you wouldn't be disappointed either. The combination existing in this movie is fantastic. I watch a lot of movies, and this is in the top 10 of the last five years.
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This is a true original, wonderfully written, will leave you breathless at times. Not merely a good action movie, but thoughtfully composed, and if someone tells you it has a predictable ending, they are lying. It has the most surprising ending I have ever seen in a movie. This is a must own movie if ever there was one, this is it!
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Theater review. Possible spoilers. About the only thing wrong with this movie is the misdirection gleaned from the trailers. I expected a story of international intrigue where “the accountant” does some paperwork for unwashed political thugs but gets into trouble and has to defend himself. Wrongo. Well, kinda’.

Ben Affleck plays the autistic Christian Wolff (Seth Lee as a boy) who was raised by his Army father (Robert C. Treveiler) and brother (Jake Presley). His mother couldn’t deal with Christian’s behavior and bailed on the family. Dear old dad taught the boys to be self-sufficient and to be there for each other. He also taught them close combat fighting and shooting. You know, to protect them from bullies. When we jump ahead, we find Christian in a small store-front accounting firm handling middling tax returns for a farmer. In return, Chris gets to use the land for target shooting. His favorite weapon is a Barrett M82A1M - .50 BMG rifle. And he’s very accurate from a mile away.

So, while it is true that Chris gets involved in cooking the books for unsavory foreigners in return for cash and other valuables, he occasionally gets a legitimate gig which now includes a high end robotic manufacturer. One that makes various limbs and such. The company is headed by Lamar Black (John Lithgow) and COO, Rita Blackburn (Jean Smart). A young accountant in the firm, Dana Cummings (Anna Kendrick) found a wrinkle in the books but can’t reconcile the cause. Chris is brought in to figure it out. He does which leads to fatal consequences for some of the company’s employees and puts Dana and himself in serious jeopardy.

We soon learn that Chris is not only whip-smart with math but is equally good in hand-to-hand combat and advanced weaponry.
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