The Accountant

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THE ACCOUNTANT (15)

D: Gavin O'Connor

Warner Bros/Electric City/Ratpac (Lynette Howell Taylor & Mark Williams)

USA 🇺🇸 2016

128 mins


Thriller


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.

4/10


Ben Affleck in The Accountant
Ben Affleck in The Accountant
Did You Know:
The screenplay was was originally envisioned with Mel Gibson starring, with Joel Coen and Ethan Coen directing.

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: none 

Nominations: none

Worst of the Year: 1 nomination (Worst Actor)


OSCARS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


BAFTAS

Wins: none

Nominations: none


OTHER WINS:

Yoga Award (Worst Foreign Actor); Young Entertainer Award (Best Supporting Actor)