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Poster of the movie The Accountant

The Accountant

3.5/5

I admit, I saw this mostly because the trailer, featuring the song Everything in It's Right Place by Radiohead, was well-crafted and intriguing. While the full-length isn't as taut as the trailer, it still holds up as entertaining - mainly by being more humorous than one would expect.

Most of the humor is generated by the egregious plot contrivances and coincidences that line the movie's story and connects the characters. But some is also generated in an empathetic way by Affleck's character, who has a high-functioning form of autism. The movie, rather than having him be a freak who must be "de-iced" and taught how to love, presents Affleck's autism as a strength and characters must instead bend to his nature, instead of trying to have him bend to theirs. As such, in the end, it's the rest of the world that ends up coming off as the awkward ones.

How Scores Are Chosen

Other Movies I've Seen This Year

Movie My Rating
(5 = Superb)
Carol 5/5
13 Hours 3/5
Deadpool 4/5
Zootopia 4/5
How to Be Single 2/5
Triple 9 2.5/5
10 Cloverfield Lane 5/5
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2/5
Captain America: Civil War 4.5/5
Barbershop: The Next Cut 2.5/5
The Jungle Book 4/5
X-Men: Apocalypse 2.5/5
The Nice Guys 4/5
Me Before You 3.5/5
Warcraft 2.5/5
The Purge: Election Year 2/5
The Infiltrator 3/5
Ghostbusters 2.5/5
Star Trek: Beyond 3/5
Jason Bourne 3/5
Suicide Squad 3/5
Pete's Dragon 3.5/5
Kubo and the Two Strings 3.5/5
War Dogs 3.5/5
Sully 3/5
Snowden 3.5/5
The Magnificent Seven 3.5/5
Queen of Katwe 5/5
The Girl on the Train 3.5/5