2016's best trailer hands down: sound mix+editing, pace,Radiohead's Everything in Its Right Place ♡Normalizing & shining a favorable light on autistic people. Cutest autistic Siri-esque side-kick BFF. Iron bar easing stressed muscles (was it to ward off panic attacks/seizures?)Tough love to inspire & save broken kids & men'em up. The awesomest home assault, yet the saddest bro farewell evah. Pollock as starry heaven.
I like the way people on the autistic spectrum have gone from silent head-bobbers to superheros. The back stories for Medina and King were horrible. Cynthia was such a bad actor that she seemed to drag Simmons down with her. That whole storyline could be excised. Ben did a great job, especially with the walk and mannerisms. Kendrick was great, but she needs to stop dating assassins ('Mr. Right').
Though its many moving parts make for a rather incredulous narrative, cut some slack and it's really quite entertaining and creative, with Ben Afflek in probably the least obnoxious role he's every portrayed.
70/100 - Good.
Film stands as a very effective vehicle for its' star allowing him to register a complicated character with a little more finesse than one usually gives him credit for. Scripting has its issues, especially the under written character that poor Kendrick has to play, but still winds up a satisfying enough ride. j.K Simmons has a very effective and moving moment late in the film that almost has him steal the film.
This is a solid thriller that is very tight and effective. Affleck gives a great performance as the title role which could have easily went to Statham. With a great supporting cast that includes the always lovely Anna Kendrick and the always badass Jon Bernthal, (The Punisher vs. Batman or Daredevil rematch). This is the type of film Clouzot would have made.
Despite its latent and all too evident flaws, The Accountant is a thoroughly enjoyable film that should have had more character development and less action. Still, this origin story of sorts sees Ben Affleck at the top of his game and has the potential to find its stride in its likely sequel.