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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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One of the comics in Christian Wolff's caravan drawer is the #1 issue of Action Comics Superman. This is one of only a few items he grabs later when he is about to go on the run. Ben Affleck played an actor playing Superman in Hollywoodland (2006) and later fights Superman as Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), making him the only actor to portray both Superman and Batman on the big screen. See more »

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When Christian Wolff is having lunch outside living robotics he screws off the drinking cup of the thermos flask with right hand. But in next scene he is doing it with left hand. See more »

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Dana Cummings: What is this place?
Christian Wolff: Panamerica Airstream, 34ft 7inches long, 8ft 5 inches wide. Dimensions which are perfectly adequate for one person. Preferable, even.
Dana Cummings: This is where you live?
Christian Wolff: No, I don't live here, this is a storage unit, that would be weird.
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Written and performed by Marcelo Zarvos
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John Wick meets Good Will Hunting
13 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's as if John Wick is the savant janitor from Good Will Hunting, and surprisingly, it worked.

What should you expect? It has flashes of John Wick action, but it most certainly isn't an all out action movie, however, it also isn't primarily a drama focusing on his autistic/accounting side of things; I felt they did a really good job of combining both elements into a movie that swings back and forth between the two.

I thought the acting was great all around; I found the plot solid and enjoyable.

Here is the bottom line: Yes, this movie is worth your money to see in the theater.

p.s. I'll be the first to admit I have no idea how autism really affects people and how accurate it is or is not portrayed in this movie; I saw this movie as nothing more than what it is: a fictional story to entertain.


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