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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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14 October 2016 (USA)  »

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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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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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Toward the end of the movie when Christian shoots at the safe house with his sniper rifle that Solomon Grundy is hiding in, he fires about fourteen shots before he stops. The gun that he is using to do so, the Barrett M82A1, only has a magazine capacity of ten rounds. Even if Christian already had a round in the chamber along with the standard box magazine fully loaded before he started shooting, there's no way he would've been able to fire more than eleven shots before having to reload at least once. See more »

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Neurologist: Your son is different
Young Chris's Father: Sooner or later, different scares people.
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Featured in The Accountant: Behavioral Science (2017) See more »

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Beg, Borrow, Steal
Written by Gregory Tripi
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OK but it went overboard
5 January 2017 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

If I was Ben Affleck and handed this script for the movie, I'd take it as it sounds like a good plot, however I'd refuse the part to play an Autistic person whose got super-human powers, an ace sniper shot, excellent heavy machine gun skills and a maths whiz because that's just gone over-board. They've practically made Ben Afflek untouchable, even worse than Jack Reacher because at least Jack Reacher gets a few hits to the face. This accountant has become something like the Equaliser, just out for revenge that can single-handedly take out a mafia. Why have the Directors not got any realism anymore in their scripts? I know this isn't a non-fiction movie but its becomes unbearable


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