Starring Ben Affleck, J.K Simmons, Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow, Jean Smart
Solid. Unspectacular. Straightforward.
An autistic accountant (Affleck) with extensive combat training takes on a convoluted plot that I might not fully understand, to be honest. Meanwhile, a treasury agent (Simmons) coerces a junior agent into tracking “The Accountant” down for reasons he explains later. Dense plotting masks a lack of true depth in the film, but Affleck gives a strong performance. Otherwise, for such a great cast, the supporting characters fall disappointingly short, and the action, which is frequent enough to stay entertaining, isn’t creative enough to be must-see.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-