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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:

$86,260,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$155,160,045
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"ZZZ Accounting" is a reference to ZZZ Carpet Cleaning, a firm founded by Barry Minkow and taken public in the 1980s, which later collapsed due to fraudulent accounting. ZZZ Best's fraud was contemporaneous with Crazy Eddie's fraud, another 1980s accounting fraud mentioned in the film. See more »

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When at the hotel while Dana and Chris are talking, you can see alternately both sides of his face and his sideburns are cut to different lengths and directions. Someone with his affliction would be more meticulous about his appearance. See more »

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Christian Wolff: Kill Christian Wolff. Transfer all domestic accounts overseas.
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Engaging n entertaining drama/thriller. Ben Affleck's best performance.
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When it released in theatre i dismissed it thinking it might be another dull movie on an accountant. I thot another Bourne rip off or shaky cam stuff. Boy i was so wrong. This movie is a very good drama/thriller. Saw this recently on a rented DVD. Affleck stars as The Accountant who has some dark secrets and illegal dealings. He had a rough childhood as an autistic kid who was raised by his army dad who made sure that his kids learn military training n Indonesian martial arts so that they r not exploited. Affleck credibly adopted the traits, behaviors and symptoms of autism. His performance was very good. The movie starts slowly but its not boring. There is sufficient character development n the story has good amount of twists n turns. There are several intersecting story lines in this film and one branch of that is the federal department tracking The Accountant. There is ample amount of action, both gun firing n hand to hand combat. The headshots r brutal, the body count is high n the movie ended well leaving room for a much needed sequel. But it is not ur typical action like John wick or The Equalizer. Thankfully it is not shot in hand held camera a la Jason bourne n Taken style jus to make it appear fast paced. The movie is engaging n entertaining. The suspense n tension is maintained throughout. Director O'Connor succeeded in normalising autism and showing that behavioural conditions should not get in the way of anyone's life.


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