Country: United States
Category: Action, Crime, Drama
Release Date: November 4, 2016
Director: Gavin O'Connor
Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons
Age Restriction: 13 years
Duration: 128 minutes
Box Office: $?
“The Accountant”, During the premiere of the film The Accountant, Los Angeles, Variety Latino spoke with the cast. Cynthia Addai-Robinson, John Lithgow, Jake Presley, Mark Isham and Seth Lee overtook us that this film is one that will capture the public.
The film, which arrives this week at the cinemas of the United States, is starring Ben Affleck and veteran. In addition, the project was directed by Gavin O'Connor and written by Bill Dubuque. In The Accountant, Affleck gives life to a man with a certain degree of autism who works as an accountant in a small company. However, at the same time the man also dedicated to handle the accounts of various criminal organizations. The history of complicated when an anti-criminal division of the Treasury Department begins to investigate its customers.
Ben Affleck has thus found his protagonist vocation: At the age of mid-forties, he now apparently is finally training for a super- or action hero. In his opinion, this already worked as a "Batman" excellently. For him it is now now, the wave to ride. The title role, which director Gavin O'Connor has thought of him in "The Accountant", seems to be just right..”...
For here, too, we are ultimately talking about nothing less than a protagonist with almost superhuman abilities: outstanding numerical understanding, master of martial arts, virtuosic at all creatures. Christian Wolff has become a hard-working man.
He is the rest of the bookkeeper. However, with a clientele that would be best seen behind bars or in front of an international court. Note: Terrorists and organized crime simply pay better than Grandma Kruse or the car workshop next door. Above all, if one has the ability to make ugly gaps in their books disappear as elegantly as dubious excesses.
#3 A great release date: November 04, 2016
One of the few skills that Affleck does not have in his role is stress resistance: after all the better hero has to bring a certain torniment, the "Accountant" has been given autism. On the credit side, he owes his computational skills to the disease. On the target side there is a tendency to uncontrollable outbreaks, numerous ticks - and massive deficits in the social interaction with humans.
From time to time, however, the highly specialized auditor must also take over conventional contracts. Of course, only for camouflage purposes, of course. But his last one leads him straight into a Wespennest: As a consultant of a high-tech company, the Rechengenie reveals that a lot of coal is leaking in the balance of the balance - confirming the suspicion of the accountant Dana (Anna Kendrick). But quickly reveals itself: Someone seems very concerned that the details of the fraud remain in the dark. And this one has very little inhibitions to protect his secret.
“The Accountant” Suddenly, some corporate responsibility die unsightly deaths. Wolff is also to be eliminated. To prevent this is not a real problem. But it quickly dawned on him that probably also Dana a top place on the death list. And that was by no means unpleasant to the man with firm principles.
The rest is a lead story with an amazingly high head count and ultimately irrelevant love. Of course: A few surprises, twists, fade-outs and side strings are still there. But they do not really play a real role. At all, the whole film is a little bit mixed. Honestly: an accountant with the melee skills of Special Forces? A hypersensitive autist with a predilection for fire battles and head shots? An action thriller with fatiguing Lovestory irrelevant? Overall, one has the impression that the director is spending his time in epic exposure. A broadly rolled pilot film, which promises great things - but it does not pay for itself, despite two hours of running time.
The thrill has its own moments. Unfortunately, also many lengths - and a protagonist, which seems hopelessly overloaded. The fact that Ben Affleck's typical minigame of the last time finally fits well to the emotionally handicapped character now sounds more malicious than it is meant. But also all other stars who try to "The Accountant" - great mimes like J.K. Simmons, Jon Lithgow, Jeffrey Tambor, or Jon Berntahl - do not really come to the train.