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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,710,273, 16 October 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$86,198,014, 6 January 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,360,045
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Ben Affleck has stated that this is one of his top five personal favorite performances. This list also includes Batman in the DC Extended Universe, Holden McNeil in Chasing Amy (1997), Tony Mendez in Argo (2012), and Chucky from Good Will Hunting (1997). See more »

Goofs

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: I like the balance of it. I like finding things that aren't obvious.
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Referenced in PWN: Best of 2016: PWN #12 (2017) See more »

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State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.)
Written by Jim James (as James Olliges Jr.)
Performed by Jim James
Courtesy of ATO Records
By arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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Unrelenting Brilliance

Ben Affleck is a brilliant actor (who knew) and this movie is his masterpiece. Didn't know Ben has this in him but damn was I ever wrong. Watched this off of my DVR recently, really not expecting much. Honorable mention to Kendrick, she was really good in her role and the chemistry between her character and Christians was palpable. There are honestly no bad actors in this film but Ben knocks it out of the park. So intense and over the top was his performance, exactly what it needed to be, I was mesmerized. Oscar worthy, in my opinion, an acting master class.


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