The Accountant

The Accountant

DVD - 2017
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Christian Wolff is a math savant who works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division starting to close in, he takes on a legitimate client, a robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepency involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, the body count starts to rise.
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Home Video,, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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myamber
Nov 06, 2017

A good movie hopefully there will be a part two.

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ib1Flowerchild
Oct 19, 2017

Not great but not too bad either. 2 stars for all of the action that takes place. And Ben Affleck played a good part.

JCLStefanieE Oct 07, 2017

This film isn't the best action movie out there, nor is it Affleck's greatest film, but it is different from many and has excellent entertainment value when looking for a good popcorn movie on a stay-at-home date night.

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radpunk
Sep 28, 2017

Reading all the comments, which do a good job of describing the movie, one point I think is missing. Although, the plot points out that the main character works for criminals helping make their illegal gains, legal through 'brilliant' accounting methods, I think it is a allegory. It is really pointing out about big companies that only think about profit over all other valves in life. The point is that family, honest friendship, and doing the right thing is what makes life worth living. Although, all of us have a hard time in the world today, especially making personal connections. Also, the individual is more valuable (no matter what their abilities are) than making money, even if it can help thousands of people. Unfortunately, the movie uses lots of violence as entertainment, which had a numbing effect. Lastly, I thought the whole movie was just an introduction to characters soon to be part of a TV or movie series. A nicely drawn out plot for a series, coming soon.

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publicenemy45
Sep 16, 2017

I like the accountant I thought good movie good subject matter. Will I see this movie again maybe?

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lenedwin
Sep 01, 2017

It has some redeeming features. Enough for me to keep watching but my finger was always close to the eject button. Another example of 'method' acting in which word enunciation has given way to whispering. The female 'hero' ( the girl from the finance dept ) was almost impossible follow; she spoke quickly in what sounded like a foreign language. Not a classic 'keeper' and I wouldn't bother to watch it again.

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poetdeluxe
Aug 30, 2017

Watchable and a solid Affleck performance, but inconsistent story immersion.

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Angie206
Aug 20, 2017

Good action movie. Ben Affleck plays a dry cold character in this movie. It will show you why he is this way but still a very intelligent character and overall movie.

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claude13
Aug 15, 2017

total shit

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chaliser
Aug 10, 2017

I really like Biblitz idea "Worthy of a TV series if..." There are many aspects of autism that leave much room for diversity, so to speak. And how Affleck's character manages, creating the survival mechanisms with his father's attitudes and training, while also giving a good idea of the other path his father could have taken (with the treatment program that does benefit from the Robin Hood Action in the end)... Well, how do I say it, in spite of all the focus on the assassin-building and employment of such a dog-eat-dog skill base, Affleck's character is ALSO smart enough to eventually assimilate and understand the conflicting elements of the moral dilemma that he resolves... The messages available for the viewer are many - including that each autistic person is ALSO unique, they learn in ways that call for the mental-emotional development of those of us who are able to at least present ourselves as "Normal" - the point of which statement (not so original in therapeutic circles) might be as multi-faceted as the film's messages. I'm betting Affleck knows that the audience that this film reaches might very well include the very people who, while attracted to the violence more than any other aspect, might get the most out of the depth that the film provides overall. After all, how often do we get everything all at once out of an rich experience. "Rich"? True, it's not Star Wars in epic proportions, it's just a movie, but with some very timely messages about psycho-emotional process that many people are just beginning to get. [Hint: Some things sink into our awareness, get put together, and not only later employed, but sometimes even put before our awareness for conscious review long after the fact: "insight."] And so... if done well, yes, a series might provide some very worthy and entertaining education (for those not reached through other venues centered on special-gifted individuals) about how we heal ourselves - through interaction with others, including those who naturally care for others, as well as with those who are learning to care for others, and those who do [any combination of the above] professionally. Thank you.

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SEBoiko
Apr 01, 2017

Find the person who wants to kill her and shoot them in the head.

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jimg2000
Feb 22, 2017

Autism:
1 in 68 children in this country are diagnosed with a form of autism. But if you can put aside for a moment what your pediatrician and all the other NT's have said about your son...
-NT's?
Neuro-typicals. The rest of us. What if we're wrong? What if we've been using the wrong tests to quantify intelligence in children with autism? Your son's not less-than. He's different. Now, your expectations for your son may change over time, they might include marriage, children, self-sufficiency. They might not. But I guarantee you. If we let the world set expectations for our children, they'll start low and they'll stay there. Maybe your son is capable of much more than you know. And maybe... Just maybe... He doesn't understand how to tell us. Or... we haven't yet learned how to listen.
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I was trying to connect. I think no matter how different, we're all trying to do the same thing.

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jimg2000
Feb 22, 2017

Some of my clients are...quite dangerous.
-I kind of consider fairly dangerous myself.
Well, you've made an improvement.
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Say you're the head of the Sinaloa Cartel. Now the cartels count their money in eighteen wheelers. But one sunny Mexican day, your in-house money scrubber comes to you and says you're 30 million light. Who can you trust to do the forensic accounting to track your stolen cash? Deloitte & Touche? H & R Block?
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Dolores, when you order supplies, do you order online?
-I don't, I just run over to the beads store.
Example?
-I drive, the truck.
The company truck.
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Well, initially he was just stealing and garden-variety taxes evasion. But he came up with a better idea. You see, by taking his own money, stealing it and putting it back on his books. It was raining cash. He took the company public at eight dollars a share. A year later it was trading at seventy-five.

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kpelish
Jul 19, 2017

Violence: Lots of deaths by heavy gunfire; depiction of Mafia accountant being tortured to death.

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LittleNoName
May 03, 2017

Violence: Definately for a mature audience

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