The Accountant
The Accountant (2016)

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) 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.… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 14, 2016
DVD Release Date: January 10, 2017
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Accountant writes off a committed performance from Ben Affleck, leaving viewers with a scattershot action thriller beset by an array of ill-advised deductions.

Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

The Accountant is, begrudgingly, a pretty good time, especially once its solemnity gives way to its kitschy ode to familial pain.

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Will Leitch
The New Republic

The Accountant should be a straight-ahead thriller, but the film keeps tripping over its own incompetent feet. Maybe it was made for adults, but it sure doesn't feel like it was made by them.

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Elizabeth Kiefer

If it's free and you're hungover on a Sunday morning someday when this is streaming, go for it. But otherwise, save your Fandango dollars for a movie that makes more sense.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

The movie isn't some wicked subversion suggesting that the world is so corrupt that the bad guys are really the good guys. Rather it's a movie that can't figure out what might constitute a good or a bad guy in the first place.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Affleck plays a math wiz whose position on the autism spectrum allegedly makes him a perfect assassin. That notion is offensive on so many levels, especially in the service of such low-grade crime fiction, that it's painful to watch.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

The Accountant is one of those movies in which a lot seems to be going on, but not much actually happens, aside from some bombastic action sequences designed to show us how amazing Affleck is.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Piles up plotlines like an overbuilt house of cards that comes crashing down at the first well-earned guffaw of ridicule.

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James Berardinelli

A movie that could easily have been familiar, disposable entertainment but is made with sufficient competence and energy to capture the viewer's attention and linger a little after the end credits have rolled.

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Rain Jokinen

It leaves so many plot holes and loose ends flailing about I wonder if the hope is to turn this into a franchise? It definitely seems to set itself up for a sequel no one will want to see.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
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Nate Zoebl
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Kevin M. Williams
It's a popular movie cliche anymore, one guy against armies of other guys, again. This time our guy is a misunderstood nerd who's military dad trains… More
Carlos Magalhães
A frustrating crime thriller that could have been great but instead is almost ruined by a third act that suffers from many silly narrative decisions. Full… More
Film Crazy
It's an overexaggerated action movie but entertains the way it should!
KJ Proulx
Say what you will about how great of an actor Ben Affleck is (I personally love him), but director Gavin O'Connor, most known for his work on the film… More