The Accountant – Movie Review

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Official Synopsis:

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.

Review Summary:

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)

Grade: A-

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

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