Actor Ben Affleck is having a pretty good year so far coming off from a terrific start at Warner Bros. for what lies ahead in all things Batman. He’s sinking his feet deep into action roles apart from the DC Comics property and so it’s always welcoming to see him keeping the genre alive as he does under Warrior helmer Gavin O’Connor for the new film, The Accountant.
Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.