Saturday, October 29, 2016

Movie Review: Preview Screening - The Accountant

Movie/Film Review - The Accountant
Rating : 4/5 *
Genre :  Action/Thriller
Director : Gavin O'Connor
Produced by : Lynette Howell Taylor and Mark Williams
Written by : Bill Dubuque
Starring : Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow
Production company : Electric City Entertainment, Advanced Underwriting Concepts, RatPac Entertainment and Zero Gravity Management
Distributed by : Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date : 20 October 2016
Running time : 2 hours 8 minutes
Country : United States
Language : English


Synopsis:

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a mathematics savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Using a small-town CPA office as a cover, he makes his living as a freelance accountant for dangerous criminal organizations. With a Treasury agent (J.K. Simmons) hot on his heels, Christian takes on a state-of-the-art robotics company as a legitimate client. As Christian gets closer to the truth about a discrepancy that involves millions of dollars, the body count starts to rise.

If you like action and thriller drama, then you wouldn't want to miss this movie! This film has been released nationwide on October 20, 2016.

The Accountant is an action crime drama thriller film follows an autistic, small-town certified public accountant who makes his living uncooking the books of dangerous criminal organizations that are experiencing internal embezzlement. In this film we shall see Ben Affleck as 'The Accountant' stars together with Anna Kendrick, J. K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow.


Our attention is on an autistic math prodigy who happens to be an accountant for criminals and third world dictators. The film starts slow and simple but builds up well as the story progresses, things become more and more interesting. The premise of the movie was intriguing - seeing autism presented in a positive light is refreshing. Smart movie, intense, intricate and darkly amusing.

A fun ride with a twist on the protagonist. A little bit dragged out in parts but Ben Affleck plays his character extremely well and also there were some few comedic parts too. And there's some pretty intense violence though - so be warned.

Despite some indifferent reviews, surprisingly, The Accountant was such an enjoyable adult entertainment with a sensitive look at autism. I'd give 4/5 * because it's a thriller with an original script and an interesting protagonist with unexpected plot twists that seeks to surprise, plus Ben Affleck strong performance is both engaging and mesmerizing, at his best so far. I enjoyed the characters + story line and particularly liked the ending which I found endearing and close to my heart as I had special needs little sister!


Preview Screening


Me, twin sis Erin & friends Cecilia & Ely


Me, Erin & friend Amanda


"Solomon Grundy"
Solomon Grundy,
Born on a Monday,
Christened on Tuesday,
Married on Wednesday,
Took ill on Thursday,
Grew worse on Friday,
Died on Saturday,
Buried on Sunday,
That was the tale,
Of Solomon Grundy.


Anna Kendrick as Dana Cummings & Ben Affleck as Christian "Chris" Wolff


Jon Bernthal as Braxton "Brax" Wolff & John Lithgow as Lamar Blackburn


Movie Trailer


The preview screening is courtesy of Warner Bros Malaysia, Klips Malaysia and IM4Ufm. If you like my story, do follow me on InstagramFacebook and Twitter for more latest movie updates!


xoxo - aly

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