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Friday, January 20, 2017

Sheep Movie Review: The Accountant (2016)

The Accountant (2016)
Directed By: Gavin O'Connor
Written By: Bill Dubuque
In theaters: Oct 14, 2016
On DVD: Jan 10, 2017
Runtime: 128 minutes
R (for strong violence and language throughout)
Genre: Drama
Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) 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 (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) 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.

Wow! I'd heard this was a good movie and meant to see it in the theaters, but with this, that and the other, I didn't get to. Now it is out on DVD. My husband and I both enjoyed the hell out of The Accountant. It is part Jack Reacher, part John Wick.

It starts out a little slow, I could see my husband giving me the "what did I let you talk me into seeing" look. Then the sheep got real. Total action movie. The last thirty minutes blew my mind! Plot twists!

I thought Ben Affleck did a great job and Jon Bernthal was looking hot! They kept it real when it came to the "romance" aspect...there wasn't one, well, not in the normal sense.

This would have been worth full price at the theater and definitely worth a rental. It is violent: lots of head shots. There is the right amount of humor and a happy for now ending with the possibility for a sequel. 

4.5 "You know I have to finish" Sheep



  1. I enjoy Ben Affleck in most of his movies, and have been wanting to see this one. Sounds like I need to check out the action real soon because this is my type of movie. Thanks so much for the review! Hugs...RO

    1. Do see it! It was such a sleeper film. Wish it had done better at the box office. I get that they didn't want show how bad ass he was in the trailer cause that kind of gives things away, but it also kept action movie goers away.

  2. I also wanted to see this in the theater and missed it. Finally got to see it yesterday and I totally agree with you. I really loved it! Great action, interesting characters! I enjoyed watching Chris do math as much as shoot bad guys.

    1. Yes! That scene in the conference room where he did his calculations :) And at the farm, after he dispatched the bad guys and did a kind of half wave to the owners!