Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The Accountant

By Angie Raphael

Ben Affleck's autistic anti-hero may not be at the level of his good friend Matt Damon's Jason Bourne, but The Accountant is entertaining enough. The layered plot centres around Christopher Wolff (Affleck) who works for some shady people when he is enlisted to investigate a robotics company, which is where he meets fellow accountant Dana Cummings (Anna Kendrick) who first noticed something not quite right about the books. Meanwhile, treasury crime director Raymond King (J.K. Simmons) and analyst Marybeth Medina (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) work to identify and locate the accountant. The character development of the protagonist elevates the film and the series of flashbacks in which the audience learns about his upbringing and form of autism are some of the most fascinating scenes in the entire film. There are also a few good laughs and a couple of good twists along the way, but the final one is a little too convenient and almost ruins the film.  




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