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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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$44,000,000 (estimated)

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$24,710,273 (USA) (16 October 2016)

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$86,198,014 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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Ben Affleck played the title character in Daredevil (2003). Jon Bernthal plays Frank Castle the Punisher in a different version of the Daredevil (2015) franchise. See more »

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In the first act, our protagonist uses a .50-caliber Barret sniper rifle to splatter 3 melons on which he has drawn faces with a Sharpie. This gun creates a highly cinematic and very cool shock-wave that kicks up a lot of dust in a 10-foot radius each time it is fired. The director chose to hide/not-show this; breaking the heart of gun geeks everywhere. See more »

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Young Chris's Mother: My husband's in the Army, which means we all are.
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Best film of the year
14 October 2016 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I'm not a Ben Afflick fan but I am a fan of the 3Ds (doom, destruction, and death) and I thought this was a 3D film. Yes, it is a 3D film, but it is so much more. In reality the film is about family, and you won't realize that at first.

The script is so well crafted this film should be used in writing classes. I guarantee you will not know what's coming, and after they hit you, they're going to hit you again, even better. Truly exceptional writing.

The acting is also exceptional. Anna Kendrick, J.K.Simmons, and Jon Bernthal really stand out, and for Bernthal it is a change of pace and he carries it off very well. Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow and Jean Smart do their usual good job.

You should see this film. I've rated nearly 5,000 films and only gave 87 a rating of "10". That's how good I think this film is.


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