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The Accountant (2016)

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As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities, and the body count starts to rise.

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Christian Wolff 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. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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14 October 2016 (USA)  »

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$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,710,273, 16 October 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$86,198,014, 6 January 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,360,045
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Ben Affleck, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Anna Kendrick, and Cynthia Addai-Robinson have all played comic book characters: Daredevil and Batman, J. Jonah Jameson and Commissioner Jim Gordon, The Punisher and Shane from The Walking Dead (2010), Stacey Pilgrim, and Amanda Waller, respectively. See more »

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When Chris, his brother and father are in France, in a Peugeot 505, the car shown is a US market version with dual round headlights. European version had single trapezoidal shaped headlights. Also, French language tags on the walls have gender errors. See more »

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Ray King: Do you like puzzles, Marybeth Medina?
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References The Untouchables (1959) See more »

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Written by Liam Black, Leon Harris and Daniel Arnold
Performed by The Qemists
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Original and Above Average Action Film
26 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is an efficient accountant that is usually hired to find financial deceptions and embezzlement for criminal organizations. His point of contact is a woman's voice by phone and the means of payment are sometimes valuable paintings or gold bars instead of money. Christian was an autistic child that received a rigid military training with his brother Braxton from their paranoid military father. The director of the Treasure Department Raymond "Ray" King (J.K. Simmons) has been unsuccessfully hunting The Accountant for a long period and he blackmails the efficient analyst Marybeth Medina (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) to identify who he is before his retirement. When the accountant Dana Cummings (Anna Kendrick) finds an embezzlement of 61 million-dollars in the Living Robotics, Christian is hired to audit the company by the owner Lamar Blackburn (John Lithgow) and his sister Rita Blackburn (Jean Smart). The financial director Ed Chilton (Andy Umberger) tells that Dana committed a mistake but soon Christian checks the books and confirms the embezzlement. During the night, Chilton is murdered as if he had committed suicide and Lamar finishes the audit affecting Christian that have not finished his work. Soon Dana and he are hunted down by hit men and Christian protects her. Meanwhile Median finds his true identity and Christian is hunted by Ray and the FBI. Who might be the person behind the embezzlement?

"The Accountant" is an original and above average action film. The cast has great performances; the screenplay using flashbacks is intriguing since the very beginning and the plot point in the end is a great surprise to the audiences. The ratings indicates that viewers usually like this film that has elements for a good franchise. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Contador" ("The Accountant")


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