538 user 338 critic

The Accountant (2016)

2:19 | Trailer
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.


Gavin O'Connor


Bill Dubuque
973 ( 116)
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Christian Wolff
Anna Kendrick ... Dana Cummings
J.K. Simmons ... Ray King
Jon Bernthal ... Brax
Jeffrey Tambor ... Francis Silverberg
Cynthia Addai-Robinson ... Marybeth Medina
John Lithgow ... Lamar Blackburn
Jean Smart ... Rita Blackburn
Andy Umberger ... Ed Chilton
Alison Wright ... Justine
Jason Davis ... Neurologist
Robert C. Treveiler ... Young Chris' Father (as Rob Treveiler)
Mary Kraft ... Young Chris' Mother
Seth Lee ... Young Chris
Jake Presley ... Young Brax


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Do you like puzzles? See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


One of the real-life frauds mentioned in the film is the case of "Crazy" Eddie Antar. Tragically, Antar died on Sept. 10th 2016, exactly one month before the film's Hollywood premiere. See more »


The old pickup's engine compartment's side is shot into while being used to E&E Thugs at the Ranch. It was just started & still cold, but the coolant steams & evaporates as if it were warmed or hot. In reality it'd simply leak if the cooling flow's circuit were breached soon after startup. If it were engine oil leaking onto an exhaust manifold or into the combustion chamber, it wouldn't evaporate & an oil smoke would linger for a few minutes, at the least. See more »


Christian Wolff: [Dana is coming on to him] I have trouble socializing with people... but I want to.
See more »


Referenced in PWN: Best of 2016: PWN #12 (2017) See more »


To Leave Something Behind
Written and performed by Sean Rowe
Courtesy of ANTI-
By arrangement with Sugaroo!
See more »

User Reviews

Surprisingly good.
21 July 2018 | by cazmorSee all my reviews


It is always pleasant to go into a movie with no expectations, and this one delivered in spades.

Any story starts with... well a great story, and this is it, although somewhat predictable it's more a comforting predictable, a good guy wins story with enough great twists in it to keep the interest.

The cast here lifts the game, who knew Affleck had this in him, and supported by the ever sweet Kendrick (all be it with a kick-ass moment), and throw in favorites like Simmons (Terminator Genisys) and Addai-Robinson (Shooter), all playing their respective parts well.

The scene with Affleck's and Kendrick's characters having lunch showed great subtly in writing, directing and acting. A lot of dry and subtle humor throughout.

No overdone CGI either, just good clean action, regularly punctuating the plot, with the clean cinematography only adding to clinical nature of our lead character.

For the run-of-the-mill action flick, you shouldn't pass this one up.

54 of 58 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 538 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »


Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site




English | Indonesian | French

Release Date:

14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Accountant See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office


$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,710,273, 16 October 2016

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed