A strange thing happened last year. Ben Affleck's movie, The Accountant
, debuted in theaters to little fanfare. That's a shame, because the movie going public missed out on a really good thriller.
Based on the advertising, I was sure what to expect from the movie. Affleck looked action heroey and Anna Kendrick looked Kendricky. Beyond that, it could have gone either way.
What was The Accountant
Glad you asked.
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 un-cooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.
Throw in Jeffrey Tambor, Jean Smart and Jon Bernthal and you've got some heavy duty star power giving the movie some legs.
Wolff's savant status gives us a unique genre twist ala John Wick
. That Affleck goes so deeply into the character that you barely notice is leading man looks helps.
The action sequences and fight choreography are solid.
The Accountant is available now on Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack. The Ultra HD Blu-ray features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc of the film in high definition, and a digital version of the film in Digital HD with UltraViolet*. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray disc, a DVD and a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet.
If you haven't already, see The Accountant today. You'll be glad you did.