The Accountant – Review

Ben Affleck as Christian Wolff in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Accountant,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures ©

Ben Affleck plays an accountant with some special skills and special challenges in the mystery/action thriller The Accountant. Directed by Gavin O’Connor, what makes The Accountant different from other high-body count thrillers is the protagonist at its center, an autistic math savant. Christian Wolff (Affleck) is brilliant with numbers but has trouble with social interactions. His social difficulties look like autism spectrum, possibly the high-functioning type that used to be called Asperger’s, but his unusual upbringing by his brutal military operative father, designed to help him ward off bullies, has equipped him with skills in martial arts and weapons.

On the surface, Wolff is an accountant with a small office in a strip mall outside Chicago but his real profession is as
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