The Accountant – Movie Review

The Accountant is directed by Gavin O’Connor and is the newest movie starring Ben Affleck, who has starred in movies such as Argo, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Good Will Hunting.

Ben Affleck proves once again in The Accountant that he is an amazing actor with some scenes giving me the chills because of his raw and very chilling performance, as well as J.K. Simmons who plays Ray King. Both actors, as well as Anna Kendrick, shine so well in this movie.


The story of the movie left me with my jaw dropped at times because of the suspenseful tone and intense feel to the movie as it progresses. I was always intrigued by the characters and how their story would unfold as things went along, and how their story would end. The movie’s pacing is brilliant, as I never at one point felt bored, or felt the urge to zone out of the movie’s story.

Something I was surprised there was quite a bit of in The Accountant, was the amount of action scenes and how well filmed they were. Most of the fight scenes and action scenes actually reminded me of how the majority of the Bourne series fight scenes were filmed. My whole theater around me was incredibly silent and stopped eating their popcorn because they were staring in awe and the amazing fight choreography, and the brutality of it all. This is also one of those films that I could not stop thinking about for days after seeing it in theatres for the first time, and that is because the film has so much to it that makes you remember it all afterwards, and that is just  brilliant.

In-Summary: Some of its many praises including its story and fantastic action sequences, are just a few of the reasons why The Accountant is phenomenal.

Overall Grade: A

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and language throughout

Cast: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor

Directed by: Gavin O’Connor

Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures

Running Time: 128 minutes


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s