The Accountant

The Accountant

The Accountant

Ben Affleck is Christian Wolff, a math savant working as an accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organisations in this thriller from the director of Warrior.

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.

2016Rating: R16, Violence and offensive language128 minsUSA
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The Accountant / Reviews

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

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.

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Variety

Variety

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.

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Time Out

Time Out

"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.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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

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Newshub

Newshub

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

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New York Post

New York Post

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.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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.

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