The Accountant (2016) Review

kee-copy

Keeva Stratton

Film Expert

A man with a rare form of autism channels his skills in an unexpected way, in this original, out-of-the-box action thriller.

accountantImage via pinterest 

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) begins his life struggling to come to terms with his developmental disorder. He struggles to socialise, finds bright lights disturbing and is obsessive about completing puzzles. Unable to cope, his mother leaves him with his military father, who decides that the best form of therapy for his son is both extreme and torturous.

As an adult, and now seemingly in control of his autism, Christian has channelled his profound mathematical abilities into a career as an accountant—or at least that’s what we’re supposed to believe, until we discover that this very complex man is not what he seems.

When he encounters Dana Cummings (Anna Kendrick) during an audit of a robotics company, there’s an immediate attraction. But to woo her, there are a few obstacles he will first need to overcome.

The Accountant is a totally unexpected surprise. With very little to do with the fiscal profession, Affleck’s accounting is a far more visceral game of bloodshed and destruction. It’s a clever film in that it twists and turns in relatively new ways, but it may be a turn too many for some.

Not for the faint-hearted, the violence is brutal and the content often confronting, but there’s something quite original and compelling about The Accountant that makes for satisfying viewing. And at over two hours in length, you want to be gripped—which for most of the film, you are.

Subverting moral norms and presenting a different perspective on being an intellectual savant, The Accountant packs a pretty serious return for cinematic investment. 

via YouTube

Director: Gavin O’Connor

Stars: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Runtime: 2 hours, 8 mins

Release Date: November 3

Rating: MA 15+

Reviewer Rating: 4/5

 

Like what you read? Subscribe to our free newsletter for exclusive content and special offers

Related





  • Insta: Follow @rescu.com.au

    • Skincare boosters to survive winter. Add to cart!
    • ✨❤️
    • School's back and finally I can get sh#*t done! But first coffee ☕️ #mummy #worklifebalance #getshitdone
    • Two years ago today I handed in my manuscript to publishers for my first book Rescu Me.. I think I really wrote it for myself during a crazy time of change and new beginnings in my life. Fast forward to today.. life has certainly changed. For the better 🙌 as it always does. #rescume #author #change #makeover #freshstart #grateful #book
    • Diary of an Insta stalker 👀 nothing good ever comes from this... 😂😂😂 #insta #instastalker
    • In partnership with @Wedgwood and the Vera Wang Elements of Style Collection, we bring you Dannielle Miller's story and inspiration on how to harness your own style.“It's a matter of looking back at the day you've had and finding moments that you want to celebrate and be thankful about." - Dannielle Miller. #Wedgwood #VeraWang #ElementsofStyle Watch here >> http://bit.ly/2tCG5hb
    • In partnership with @Wedgwood and the Vera Wang Elements of Style Collection, we bring you Dannielle Miller's story and inspiration on how to harness your own style. "Through the eyes of a Modernist, the future is now." - Vera Wang. #Wedgwood #VeraWang #ElementsofStyle Watch here >> http://bit.ly/2twak7t
    • Post travel skin saviours.. hydrate.. nourish.. repeat. I'm calling in the big guns.. #moisturesurge #diorlife #renutriv #hydraessentiel
    • Baby it's cold outside ❄️ Came back this morning and have spent the entire day glued to the heater and now in front of the fire. @mbrown_beauty convinced me to swap out my bright summer lipstick for warm nudes. I'm loving Burberry Beauty lip pencils with a Bobbi Brown pinky nude lipstick 💄 #winter #sydney #winterbeauty #burberrybeauty

  • Get your dose of fabulous delivered to your inbox.

    Sign up for Rescu's newsletter to get updates on top stories, horoscopes, trending videos, and inspirational content.

    SUBSCRIBE NOW!

    Get fashion, beauty, finance, health and love advice from our experts.

    Rescu is an online fashion, beauty and premium lifestyle site. Whether you are looking for fashion, beauty, finance, health and love advice you will find a wealth of information from our resident experts. We publish new content daily so don’t be left behind. Log on daily for the latest fashion, beauty and celebrity news as it happens. Subscribe to our newsletter and enter our contests to win fantastic freebies.