The Accountant (2016) – Digital Review


Release Date: January 10th, 2017
Director: Gavin O’Connor
Writer: Bill Dubuque
Production Co: Warner Brothers, Electric City Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for Strong Violence and language throughout
Stars: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons

A film that portrays distinct the isms of an Autistic person. An accountant. Actually, a really good one. Affleck is Christian Wolff, a small town accountant who uncooks the books for unsavory clients. Think mob-ish, gangster types. I definitely enjoyed the action sequences in this film. Mind you I watched it with my husband, who is a more particular critic. At least when it comes to arms (meaning weapons).
I related to Christian’s need to finish things and what happens when he doesn’t. I mean I am not Austistic, but my personality trait is to finish anything I start.
It was a bit easy to put things together. Well, I was able to put things together rather quickly, but my husband was a little lost, until it came together. I am also analytic and listen intently.
I like – that Christian was a collector of fine things (trinkets, art, etc). The arsenal. The fighting skill/discipline. I feel like Ben brought the best of Christian Wolff to life in this movie.
Anna Kendrick is Dana Cummings. An Accountant. An apparent nosey accountant. Dana humanizes Christian. Christian finds her annoying (though you see that he really is more aloof with people), but wants to connect with her. When I say humanizes Christian, I mean, that Dana changes his views a bit.
Sometimes, I read the message boards before I post a review. I have wanted to see this movie since it came out. I want to stress, I am a half Ben Affleck fan. I sort of liked him in the recent Batman movie. I don’t follow him as much as I follow, Henry Cavill or Johnathan Rhys Meyers. Despite the naysayers on the message boards, I really liked this film. If it is not obvious, I enjoy action films. Especially films that display some kind of distinct art of handling assault weapons. I believe my distant love for Ben Affleck may have been reignited with this movie.
So, if you missed it in theaters, it’s out on DVD, on iTunes and on Amazon Video.
This was our date night movie.