Movie Review #9254 THE ACCOUNTANT.
Ben Affleck is anything but a mild mannered accountant in this tale of a maths savant, who is also a crack shot as well as possessing a few other talents atypical of your average accountant.
We also through the power of flashback get to see his path to being the accountant and realise that all is not as it seems. He's pretty good at unraveling cooked books but when the unraveling leads back to some pretty nasty dudes, things take a turn for the worst. Enter female interest and our hero's tough exterior gets a few dents as he goes against protocol to rescue her from the sh*t, shovelled upon her by their unscrupulous employer whom I picked as the central trouble right from the start.
Affleck is adequate as Chris but far too much of a pretty boy to be taken seriously in this type of role. Veterans John Lithgow & Jeffrey Tambor turn up in supporting roles & both outshine any of the others on mere screen presence alone.
Routine story apart from a couple of twists towards the conclusion but still sufficiently engaging for a 7.5/10.
I'm a movie nut from way back with my first ever being The Hallelujah Trail from 1964. Ever since being mesmerized by the giant screen, the darkness that went on forever & the infernally uncomfortable seats + having to stand for God Save the Queen, I've been enticed ever since to duck into a theatre whenever I can for a few hours of escapism. My favourite movie of all time is Schindler's List, one of only two movies I've ever cried in (the other was Bambi when I was 6!) & I'm a sucker for a damn good comedy; Dumb & Dumber, The Hangover & Death at a Funeral stand out. I'm also a musician and work in IT. I have 4 grandchildren who also seem to enjoy their movie excursions with grandad. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.