If anyone is still questioning Ben Affleck's abilities as an actor they need to watch The Accountant. Affleck plays Christian Wolff, a maths savant who provides forensic accounting services to the global criminal elite. When US Treasury Agents begin to close in, Christian takes on a more legitimate client in the form of an advanced robotics firm where junior accountant Dana Cummings (Anna Kendrick) has discovered evidence of possible embezzlement. But he quickly discovers that the new client isn't quite as legitimate as he first thought.
We quickly find out that it's not just numbers that Christian is good with, thanks to his background he is also highly skilled in weapons and hand to hand combat. In fact his airstream looks like Jason Bourne's idea of a caravanning holiday! Hot on Christian's trail are a group of assassins led by Jon Bernthal and Ray King, Director of The Treasury's Financial Crimes Division, appropriately played by the DCEU's future Commissioner Gordon, J.K. Simmons. Ever wondered what Batman vs The Punisher would look like, well I think this is the closest you will come to finding out.
It's likely people would think very differently about accountants if more were like this. Many believe that Affleck's performance as Bruce Wayne/Batman was one of the best things to come out of Batman v Superman, even by those who don't like the movie. Between that and The Accountant, Affleck is having a great year. If you want to know what Jason Bourne's accountancy firm would look like then this is definitely a movie for you.
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