THE ACCOUNTANT (15)
D: Gavin O'Connor
Warner Bros/Electric City/Ratpac (Lynette Howell Taylor & Mark Williams)
USA 🇺🇸 2016
W: Bill Dubuque
DP: Seamus McGarvey
Ed: Richard Pearson
Mus: Mark Isham
Ben Affleck (Christian Wolff), Anna Kendrick (Dana Cummings), J.K. Simmons (Ray King), Jon Bernthal (Braxton), Jeffrey Tambor (Jeffrey Silverberg), John Lithgow (Lamar Blackman)
Ben Affleck is grossly miscast in this crime thriller in which he plays an autistic who uses a small Illinois accountancy practice for his real profession of being an accountant for the mob.
When the United States treasury department close in to investigate his activities, he puts another skill into practice as a master marksman.
The plot is slow to get moving, before eventually subsiding into typical Hollywood guff.
Director Gavin O'Connor's follow up to the quite excellent 2011 sports drama Warrior (qv) is a major disappointment for the up-and-coming filmmaker.
Award Wins & Nominations:
MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:
Worst of the Year: 1 nomination (Worst Actor)
Yoga Award (Worst Foreign Actor); Young Entertainer Award (Best Supporting Actor)