The Accountant

The Accountant
The Accountant
  • R
  • 2h 8m
  • 2016
Rotten51%
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Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) 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 (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian un-cooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten51%
Critics Consensus: The Accountant writes off a committed performance from Ben Affleck, leaving viewers with a scattershot action thriller beset by an array of ill-advised deductions.
Reviews
London Evening Standard
Charlotte O'Sullivan
Fresh

At least, in its determinedly populist way, this violent character study makes you think.

June 25, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Fresh

A fantastically convoluted, over-extended but watchable action thriller whose many dangling loose...

June 25, 2017
Times (UK)
Kevin Maher
Rotten

The Accountant boasts an appealing central performance from the redoubtable Ben Affleck, but is el...

June 25, 2017
Little White Lies
Manuela Lazic
Rotten

This cast deserves better than a faux-'70s action thriller. Tedious and forgettable.

June 25, 2017
The Age (Australia)
Jake Wilson
Rotten

Sadly, Kendrick has little to do in the film's second half, which gets bogged down in a pointlessl...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Heavy violence, language in tale of killer with autism.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Accountant is an action movie about Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck), a man with a high-functioning form of autism who uses his math skills for very powerful people -- and his fighting and killing skills when trouble arises. While his character shows that people with autism aren't lesser than others, he's also extremely violent, which makes him an iffy role model at best. Most of the violence is fairly over the top, with lots of fighting (punching, bashing, martial arts) and shooting (lots of blood and point-blank shots to the face). Kids are shown in tense, possibly dangerous situations. Language isn't constant but includes "f--k," "s--t," and more. The main character takes prescription medications.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Action
  • Release Date:October 14, 2016
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
If purchased in:4K
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