The Accountant

128 mins
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Ben Affleck is Christian Wolff, a math savant working as an accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organisations... More

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The Accountant is available to stream in New Zealand now... More on YouTube and Netflix and Google TV and Apple TV Store and Neon Rentals and Academy On Demand.

The Accountant | Ratings & Reviews

"Don't be fooled by the title - The Accountant is violent fun, punctuated by laugh out loud moments and unexpectedly strong drama. Surely a franchise starter, the film builds a consistent world that’s at turns realistic and ridiculous, and, in an unusual turn of events, chooses not to ham-fistedly spell every single thing out for its audience. Fortunately, given how silly it can get."

Flicks, Steve NewallFlicks

"O'Connor demonstrates the right way to handle such material, elevating what is essentially an exploitation movie into a zen character study, one that takes its pound-of-flesh antihero seriously."


""What is this?" shrieks this film's villain (John Lithgow, bringing on the full, hammy Lithgowness) at an unfortunate moment in the laughably bad The Accountant. You'll know exactly how he feels."

Time OutTime Out

"True to the profession it sets out to glamourise, "The Accountant" takes advantage of its share of creative loopholes - and manages to break even in the process."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"Uses a cliched and misleading presentation of disability to produce a cliched Hollywood action lead in a cliched action plot..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"As a puzzler-thriller with pretensions to smartness, it still does the business, just."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"cooks the books to perfection, serving up a nourishing feast of R-rated action, refreshingly engaging characters and a script that kept me guessing..."


"If you're going to make the first mainstream movie about autism since "Rain Man," maybe don't feature an anti-hero who's highly adept at shooting people in the head."

New York PostNew York Post

"Watching Ben Affleck's Christian Wolff make numbers do his bidding as he grapples with a world he isn't completely at home in ... is so entertaining it's hard not to wonder if Warner Bros. has a sequel in the works. Wouldn't be a bad idea."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"By the time push comes to kill, the ingenuity - or perhaps it's just cleverness - of the central concept has been reduced and abandoned for the sake of generic action moves."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Character motivations are glossed over, explanatory scenes are jammed in haphazardly, and the finale relies on a tonally bizarre combination of schmaltz, coincidence and violence."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

The Accountant | Details

R16, Violence and offensive language
Drama, Thriller
Country of origin