Release Date: 15 March 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons
Looking for somebody to do your tax? You might begin a search with ‘A’ –“Hmm, ‘Aardvark Accounting’? Sounds promising!” But ‘ZZZ Accounting’? That’s having a laugh. Actually it’s just because Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) needs a legit-looking front for his accounting business, which is decidedly non-legit in that he cooks books for nefarious types. Having avoided the law for years, Chris, whose numerical abilities stem from high-functioning autism, finds himself pursued by Treasury Department hotshot J.K. Simmons (and if you’ve seen Whiplash, you know you don’t want J.K. on your tail). Let the battle of wits begin… Sorry numbers people, but a movie simply about accountancy would be tedious. Mercifully, The Accountant sees intrigue piled upon intrigue, and more blistering action than you’d reasonably expect from a crime drama.