The Accountant – Movie Review
As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.
Movies like Gavin O’Connor’s The Accountant are a rare breed these days. Here we have an action/thriller with an uncommonly complex narrative that requires close attentiveness. How refreshing.
Ben Affleck turns in one of his best performances as a math savant, brilliant with numbers and even better at killing. The story is unconventional, sometimes to a fault, but I admired its originality and O’Conner’s unique perspective on the genre.
It’s not for everyone, especially if you’re just looking for non-stop action. But viewers who like a little dose of brain activity with their entertainment should find some enjoyment here.
(See the above video review for a more in-depth discussion)
Directed by: Gavin O’Connor
Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jean Smart, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and language throughout
Run Time: 128 min