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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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14 October 2016 (USA)  »

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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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The martial art mainly on display, is a variety of Indonesian Pencak Silat, and is also seen in The Raid film franchise. See more »

Goofs

Hitting someone with a Thermos so hard that it deforms the container as shown in the film would be a killing, not an injuring, blow. The force required would not only fracture the skull, it would likely drive bone into their brains and thus kill them. See more »

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Christian Wolff: My father was an officer in the army. Psychological operations. He was concerned that I might be taken advantage of somehow, so he arranged for me to train with a number of specialists throughout my childhood. We lived in 34 homes in 17 years.
Dana Cummings: You moved 34 times?
Christian Wolff: Mm-hm.
Dana Cummings: God, that's extraordinary. I'm sure it must have been difficult. I haven't been anywhere. Well, Cancun - not my proudest moment.
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Featured in The Accountant: Behavioral Science (2017) See more »

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State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.)
Written by Jim James (as James Olliges Jr.)
Performed by Jim James
Courtesy of ATO Records
By arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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John Wick meets Good Will Hunting
13 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's as if John Wick is the savant janitor from Good Will Hunting, and surprisingly, it worked.

What should you expect? It has flashes of John Wick action, but it most certainly isn't an all out action movie, however, it also isn't primarily a drama focusing on his autistic/accounting side of things; I felt they did a really good job of combining both elements into a movie that swings back and forth between the two.

I thought the acting was great all around; I found the plot solid and enjoyable.

Here is the bottom line: Yes, this movie is worth your money to see in the theater.

p.s. I'll be the first to admit I have no idea how autism really affects people and how accurate it is or is not portrayed in this movie; I saw this movie as nothing more than what it is: a fictional story to entertain.


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