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Ben Affleck checks numbers and kills in The Accountant

posted Oct 18, 2016, 1:20 PM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Robby Timmler, Staff Writer

Posted October 18th, 2016


The Accountant is the story of Christian Wolff (played by Ben Affleck), a high functioning, autistic man that is great with numbers, but not with people. He is employed to go through the banking books of known criminals and that gets the attention of treasury agent Ray King (played by J.K. Simmons). He recruits treasury analyst Maybeth Medina (played by Cynthia Addai-Robinson) to help him find Wolff and arrest him before he retires. Wolff is then hired by Lamar Black (played by John Lithgow), the owner of a company that works in making robotic limbs for people who have loss limbs in war or disasters. Wolff is hired because one of the company accountants named Dana Cummings (played by Anna Kendrick) found that there was millions of dollars missing, so Christian goes through all the books to solve the mystery that leads to people trying to kill Christian and Dana.


The Accountant is a great movie that has great acting, especially from Ben Affleck, who does a good job in portraying someone who has autism in his actions and routine. The film has great emotional moments shown in the flashbacks to Christian’s childhood, living with his army dad and how his dad impacted his life. In addition, The Accountant has great action scenes that is also amplified by Affleck’s performance in how he moves and gets the job done. The only true flaw of The Accountant is being called The Accountant, because you don’t get see much actual accounting going on in the film. The film shows Christian’s routines and quirks, but you don’t true seem to get a to sense of what’s it’s like to be in his shoes.  The Accountant gets a 4 out of 5.


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