The Accountant Reviews

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February 13, 2020
The film has a good balance between perceptive characterization, solid storytelling, and excellent action. Come for the sensitive and progressive portrayal of autism, stay for Ben Affleck smoking some fools.
January 23, 2020
If it were a bunch of newbies in the main roles, The Accountant would not have worked, because when things get really really weird at the end, I only rolled with it because it was clear these actors and actresses were also having much fun...
December 7, 2019
Gavin O'Connor managed to take this crazy notion and a somewhat hackneyed script and make it into a solid action movie with a warming message.
October 21, 2019
Stay with it, give into it, and you'll find the numbers add up and it will reward you in the end.
October 9, 2019
The movie is a complete story, which is great. There's the possibility for a sequel, but not the necessity. The story is complete in itself.
August 31, 2019
The Accountant cooks the books to perfection, serving up a nourishing feast of R-rated action, refreshingly engaging characters and a script that kept me guessing - liberally peppered with some delectably spicy left-field laughs.
June 25, 2019
The film manages to torpedo the autistic community in stultifying fashion, envisioning itself as woke pop culture escapism when it really traffics in the same insulting stereotypical sticks and stones that have long been thrown.
May 1, 2019
It does give the audience a pretty good action thrill ride, as long as you do not look too deep into its inner workings.
March 22, 2019
The movie could have been a lot more entertaining had the filmmakers focused on fewer threads and settled on a more consistent tone.
March 14, 2019
This film is a cut above; all the pieces add together and the result is greater than the sum of its individually high-value parts.
February 14, 2019
Despite the strained premise and the narrative inconsistency, there's something oddly enjoyable about the film.
January 15, 2019
Full of jarring tone shifts and subplots that bury the film's initial promise.
December 10, 2018
The intrigue is thrown out the window for a "guy keeps the girl safe" plotline that belongs in a 1995 Jean Claude Van Damme movie.
November 12, 2018
I am amazed at how Ben Affleck was able to portray his character while still keeping in mind the characteristics of someone living with Asperger's Syndrome.
November 4, 2018
I can honestly barely be bothered to remember what the point of the present-day part of the story even was.
November 1, 2018
The question left is whether or not genre films can handle the topic of autism in manner that doesn't come across as crassly exploitative. At present, I'm inclined to say no.
October 25, 2018
If Batman, Daredevil and Jason Bourne had a baby who loved calculus, you'd have The Accountant. Think of this one as more of a write-off.
October 20, 2018
This indication that the filmmakers don't know the difference between realism and boredom doesn't inspire confidence. The movie gets more interesting from there, but it never gets more credible.
August 22, 2018
"The Accountant" just becomes a dull shoot 'em up movie, complete with acrobatic stunts and guys dressed in black hiding behind things.
August 22, 2018
It's a film that, if you look at it too closely, has holes, but with a proper buildup to its finale, "The Accountant" is easily one of the year's most memorable and entertaining films.
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