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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.

Director:

Gavin O'Connor

Writer:

Bill Dubuque
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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
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Storyline

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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Anna Kendrick based her character on her mother, a real accountant who went over the script and explained the math to her daughter. See more »

Goofs

In the first act, our protagonist uses a .50-caliber Barret sniper rifle to splatter 3 melons on which he has drawn faces with a Sharpie. This gun creates a highly cinematic and very cool shock-wave that kicks up a lot of dust in a 10-foot radius each time it is fired. The director chose to hide/not-show this; breaking the heart of gun geeks everywhere. See more »

Quotes

Brax: Sorry... sorry doesn't count it, you weird fuck!
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Connections

Referenced in Lorraine: Episode dated 18 October 2016 (2016) 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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Loved It !!!
17 February 2017 | by waelkatkhudaSee all my reviews

The accountant is an action, crime drama film . directed by Gavin O'connor and starring: Ben Affleck at the leading role.

Story line :

the story is about a mental calculator who works as forensic accountant tracking insider financial deception for numerous criminal enterprises brought to him by an unknown women voice on his phone.

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to me this was by far one of the best films that were released last year, it is not an Oscar film but it is a good one with great acting performance from Ben Affleck, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, J.K. Simmons and Anna kendrick.

Affleck's performance here's one of his best next to his amazing role in Gone Girl 2014 (which i highly recommend you to watch), he really brought to the character everything and show to us how people with autism live.

the action scenes are the soul of the film, i enjoyed them very much especially ben's head shots they were very funny and enjoyable and his fighting skills were really amazing( i just which they had put a little more action to this film, but i guess due to the flashback scenes and the difficult story it would have become too difficult to focus.

As for the brother role it was OK in the flash back but when it came to present time it was a little bit bad and the reason of it is choosing an actor who is totally different in race and physic and i just kept looking at him wondering what the hell they were thinking when they chose him to play the role (even his body figure was totally different from the child's body!) for me that was the only bad thing in this film.

Final rate :

8 out of 10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Indonesian | French

Release Date:

14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,710,273, 16 October 2016

Gross USA:

$86,260,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$155,160,045
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2.39 : 1
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