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The Accountant (2016)

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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.

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Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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$44,000,000 (estimated)

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$24,710,273 (USA) (14 October 2016)

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$86,198,014 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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Trivia

Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, John Lithgow, and J.K. Simmons have all been in a Dreamworks animated movie. Affleck voiced Joseph in Joseph: King of Dreams (2000), Kendrick was in Trolls (2016), Lithgow voiced Lord Farquaad in Shrek (2001), and Simmons voiced Kai in Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016). See more »

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When Chris, his brother and father are in France, in a Peugeot 505, the car shown is a US market version with dual round headlights. European version had single trapezoidal shaped headlights. Also, French language tags on the walls have gender errors. See more »

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Young Chris's Father: Aggression, correctly channeled, overcomes a lot of flaws. Tapping into that aggression requires peeling back several layers of yourself.
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6 Suites (Sonatas) For Cello, BWV 1007-12, Suite No. 3 IN C Major, BWV 1009: Prélude
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Mstislav Rostropovich
Courtesy of Warner Classics
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Silly, forgettable action flick
23 January 2017 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

In "The Accountant", Ben Affleck, who is forever linked with his erstwhile partner Matt Damon, gets to play both of Damon's most famous roles: he is a mathematical genius (an autistic savant) like Will Hunting and a weapons expert, like Jason Bourne.

The movie is not as memorable as the ones that feature those characters, however. It's shallow and predictable, with unnecessary bookends and a hard to follow plot. You don't need to follow the plot, though; the movie is a well-oiled machine, and I guess that's part of the problem. Nothing takes you by surprise, nothing jolts you. It's a good time waster, nothing more.

That the movie attempts to be a statement on autism outside of its absurd thriller plot might be the only original stroke. But then, the fact that it's a statement that says nothing new or interesting – autistic people aren't stupid, just different – shows that it's just another play in the hack director/screenwriter's handbook. It's a ploy to make you think you've seen something more important than a dumb action movie.


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