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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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$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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Treasury Department must have really bad intel, or a really amateur photographer. There is no possible way that all the photos of Christian; when King shared them with Medina; were captured from the back. It is highly unlikely that only one photo of Christian were taken at each of the location, and all were of his back. There should have been clearer shots of him, since most of them were taken outdoor. Hence Christian had to walk in and out of the meeting point, making it possible for a clear face shot. Which means, the Treasury Department should already know the identity of The Accountant. See more »

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Ray King: I spent my whole life only recognizing my lucky breaks after they were gone.
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Beg, Borrow, Steal
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Best Film of the Year so far.
15 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film connected with me on so many levels. It delivered in ways I was not expecting. I was laughing, cheering, crying, and ultimately walked out of that theater feeling more than satisfied. I want to go see it again. Something that is great about this film is that there are things you will pick up on more clearly through a second viewing, but it is not required to fully enjoy the film. Like I said in my title, I can say without a shadow of doubt that this film is better than any other film released this year. However, I will follow that by saying I have yet to see "Hell or High Water". So it's more like 99.9% sure. We will see how it holds up against the remaining anticipated releases. I do honestly believe it should be nominated come award season. This film is phenomenal and if you do not see this film before you die, you are doing yourself a disservice.


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