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The Accountant: Just Doesn’t Add Up!

October 24, 2016
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Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) has unique talents, despite his limitations – he has high-functioning autism and lives alone.  Chris, however, is a mathematical genius who launders money for crime families and terrorist organizations, becoming very rich in the process.  He also is highly trained in martial arts and is a super-marksman, which are necessary skills, considering his clients.

Christian is hired for a legitimate job, auditing a high-tech company run by Lamar Black (John Lithgow).  An in-house accountant there, Dana (Anna Kendrick), has noticed an irregularity.  Chris is hired to figure out what is going on.  Despite his autism, Chris has an emotional connection with Dana, and he will do all he can to help her.

Chris figures out the problem in one day, but, shortly thereafter, several dangerous problems arise for both him and Dana!  Additionally, Ray King (J.K. Simmons), with the Dept. of the Treasury, is trying to track Chris down for his nefarious activities.

The film’s last half is suspenseful and violent, but, unfortunately, the ending isn’t realistic or emotionally satisfying.  On the positive side, Affleck does a good job playing an autistic man and there is some clever comic relief in the scenes with Kendrick, which were the best parts of the movie.  The film has enough going for it to make it an okay rental, but it isn’t good enough to see now on the BS.

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) has unique talents, despite his limitations - he has high-functioning autism and lives alone.  Chris, however, is a mathematical genius who launders money for crime families and terrorist organizations, becoming very rich in the process.  He also is highly trained in martial arts and is a super-marksman, which are necessary skills, considering his clients. Christian is hired for a legitimate job, auditing a high-tech company run by Lamar Black (John Lithgow).  An in-house accountant there, Dana (Anna Kendrick), has noticed an irregularity.  Chris is hired to figure out what is going on.  Despite his autism, Chris has an emotional connection with Dana, and he will do all he can to help her. Chris figures out the problem in one day, but, shortly thereafter, several dangerous problems arise for both him and Dana!  Additionally, Ray King (J.K. Simmons), with the Dept. of the Treasury, is trying to track Chris down for his nefarious activities. The film's last half is suspenseful and violent, but, unfortunately, the ending isn't realistic or emotionally satisfying.  On the positive side, Affleck does a good job playing an autistic man and there is some clever comic relief in the scenes with Kendrick, which were the best parts of the movie.  The film has enough going for it to make it an okay rental, but it isn't good enough to see now on the BS.

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Decent Murder/Mystery/Thriller!

Pretty Good Until The Disappointing Ending!
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I have loved the movies ever since I saw “The Wizard of Oz” as a young boy. When Beatle-mania hit the USA, Rock-N-Roll was my greatest passion, but I haven’t enjoyed the current music scene nearly as much over the past 15 years, so that void has been filled by film. In college and med school, I would see movies with my friends and we would stay up late into the night chatting about them. I still love seeing movies with friends and then having dinner to discuss them. This blog evolved out of my desire to tell my movie-loving friends about movies I thought they would enjoy. The blog allows me to do this in a fun way and to reach movie fans everywhere.

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