THE ACCOUNTANT (2016) Review
Directed by Gavin O’Connor
After portraying the Dark Knight in this year’s Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice, people wanted more of Ben Affleck, and luckily he has two movies released this year. And here we are, writing about The Accountant which packs what you wanted from a Ben Affleck starrer film but not as much as a Ben Affleck directed film.
The Accountant tells the story of Christian Wolff (Affleck), a mathematician genius who was diagnosed with autism when he was a child. Raised not the most ideal way but also to overcome and be in better shape, Christian was trained not only to be excellent in math but also in combat. Covertly accounting for different and notorious people around the world, he’s being hunted by someone from the government but all hell breaks loose as Christian, auditing for the state-of-the-art robotics corporation Living Robotics turns out bad and the good and the bad is at his tail, trying to bring him down.
Mysterious as it can be, The Accountant works best because of its stars, Affleck, Kendrick, Simmons, Bernthal and Addai-Robinson. But its convoluted story is dragging the mystery, the fun and the flow of the story. It’s immensely enjoyable, who doesn’t want to see Affleck and Bernthal throw in a Mr. & Mrs. Smith on the big screen? It’s a spy vs. spy film with a bit of romance that knows what it can offer and gives it to the audience the best way they can.
3 OUT OF 5 STARS
“The Accountant” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from Warner Bros. Pictures. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.