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Title :The Accountant
Release : 14 October 2016
Rating :7.5/10
Country:USA
Language:English
Runtime: 128 min
Genre :Action, Crime, Drama
Stars :Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons

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This is a moment from the life of genius, yet lonely, finance analyst Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck), who works for international drug cartels and weapon dealers. Thanks to his excellent book-keeping skills, Wolff is a favourite with mafia bosses looking for money laundering fronts. But, this isn’t the only purpose he solves. Our man can double up as a deadly assassin if need be.

So, we are dealing with a mathematics wonder, who calculates 247,891 times 92 faster than we could type it, and someone trained in all sorts of martial arts. Especially the kind Hollywood assassins use to look good in fast cuts and shaky cameras.

He lives undercover, doesn’t talk much and keeps murdering targets throughout the world. His cockiness stays somewhere in between that of Jason Statham (The Transporter) and Matt Damon (Jason Bourne Series).

He isn’t on the police radar yet but treasury department will soon get a lead.Gavin O’Connor (director of Warrior, 2011) has a pretty interesting idea at his hands: A number champion trapped in the body of a hitman. He uses autism to pad it up and adds the always handy theory of a broken home. There is still something missing. What is it? There has to be someone the guy must protect. There comes Dana Cummings (Anna Kendrick), a sweet-talking assistant accountant, who keeps asking innocent questions amid the flurry of bullets.

So much dilution happens that The Accountant starts looking like a sequel to The Mechanic.

Flashbacks keep telling us about Wolff’s past where his father wanted him to be unbelievably self-sufficient. It was probably the only narrative technique left with the director to show the backstory of an emotionally challenged nerd-turned-gangster.

Whatever O’Connor uses to shift gears, it brings the audience back to Wolff and his charismatic trigger happy fingers. Affleck’s glum presence is of some help here. At least, the guy behaves like a stereotypical book-keeper.

Then suddenly the story of a deadly assassin changes into an irrepressible urge to leave behind a legacy while you keep crying for more of cartels and their modus operandi. In fact, Wolff actually goes obvious and says, “I want to leave something behind.” Yes, we get it. That’s why you killed hundreds of characters in the film.

 

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