October 2016 Ι 2h 8min Ι Gavin O’Connor
Chris Wolff is an accountant and he has been struggling with autism throughout his whole life, but he is also extremely clever. He’s doing work for criminal and terrorist enterprises and now the police are looking for the one called “The Accountant”. Chris also meets Dana who believes the company she’s working for are dealing with illegal money, it’s a path neither Chris nor Dana should follow.
So I was not sure if I wanted to watch this movie or not because the trailer didn’t really catch my attention. In the end, I decided to give it a chance and my thoughts are very mixed. I enjoyed it sometimes and I found it to be a bit tedious other times. The whole story just wasn’t for me, I’m sticking to my superhero movies. I believe it was Ben Affleck’s character that made me like the movie less which is quite funny too because I really liked his character. It was a unique character and he had some mad skills but I think it’s the fact that he didn’t speak very much and was a tad moody that made me like the movie less. It just makes the movie more depressing, and I like happy movies. Ben Affleck was however extraordinary!! I can only imagine how hard it must be to present an accurate image of someone with autism. He did an amazing job and he was basically brilliant throughout the whole movie.
Anna Kendrick pops up in The Accountant as well and I do love me some Anna Kendrick. Fantastic actress and I always like her character (no matter who she plays). I’m a bit sad that she disappeared for a while in the movie. One second she had a big role and the next she was gone. Watching Anna Kendrick and Ben Affleck together was a great pleasure and the scenes with the two of them together was definitely one of my favorites. I have to say that the cast was great. When it comes to the story however I do have mixed thoughts. I liked that we got to follow Chris’ childhood throughout the whole movie and not just the beginning but the jumping between three stories was a tad confusing and not very enjoyable. The story as a whole was quite good and unique, I enjoyed it. The whole movie was actually quite good but it’s unfortunately not a movie I would watch again.