Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick
Director: Gavin O’Connor
Release Date: 14 October 2016
Run Time: 2:08
Movie Type: Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Last year, I wanted to make a point to watch more movies. I watch a lot of TV shows but not a lot of movies and well, that needed to change because there’s a lot of great movies out there and for a while, The Accountant was on my radar. Well, I finally watched it and I’m so glad that I did because it was good.
Ben Affleck stars in The Accountant as Christian Wolff, a smart ass mathematician, and accountant who is hired by the most dangerous people in the world to audit their companies to find the missing money. Chris has trouble being around people and he’s got some serious OCD issues. As a kid, he didn’t have any friends except his younger brother and after their mother left them (because she couldn’t handle his crazy), Christian’s father, an Army guy, trained him up and turned him into a violent little kid. As a grown up, Christian spends some time in jail and it is in there that he cooks up his next occupation.
The accountant freelancing gig but when the feds start investigating him, Christian takes a legit client and a shit storm brews there. He finds a lot more than missing money when auditing this robotics company and he puts himself and CPA Dana Cummings (Anna Kendrick) in danger. In an effort to save them both and finish the job he started…Christian goes
freaking nuts on a mission to find out who is after them and figure out why the money went missing in the first place.
Ben Affleck played the role of Christian Wolfe really well. I believed him to be capable of the shit that Chris did day in and day out. I really liked his portrayal of the character and I adored Kendrick’s character, Dana Cummings. She really shines as a nerdy CPA and I wasn’t surprised because Kendrick freaking rocks. This was an action packed drama that had me guessing what was happening and who was going to die next at every turn. It was good stuff and yes, I recommend it.