The Accountant is a 2016 American action thriller film directed by Gavin O’Connor and starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J. K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow, and written by Bill Dubuque.
The plot revolves around Christian Wolff, a qualified public accountant with high-functioning autism who makes a living uncooking the books of criminal and terrorist groups around the world that are suffering from internal embezzlement.
The Accountant had its world premiere on October 10, 2016, in Los Angeles, and was distributed in theatres on October 14, 2016 in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures. The picture grossed $155 million worldwide despite receiving mixed reviews from critics. The action portions incorporating Pencak silat, an Indonesian martial art, were praised.
Ben Affleck plays Christian Wolff/The Accountant, a high-functioning autistic accountant who launders money for some of the world’s most dangerous criminals.
Seth Lee in the role of Young Chris
Dana Cummings, played by Anna Kendrick, is an accountant at Living Robotics who notices discrepancies in the company’s finances.
Raymond “Ray” King, Director of the Treasury Department’s FinCEN, is played by J. K. Simmons. After encountering The Accountant on a stakeout years before, King made a career out of following his leads.
Christian Wolff’s brother, Braxton Wolff, is played by Jon Bernthal. He runs a security firm and also serves as a fixer for high-profile clients.
Young Braxton is played by Jake Presley.
Marybeth Medina, played by Cynthia Addai-Robinson, is a young treasury agent tasked with discovering The Accountant’s true identity.
While they were both incarcerated, Jeffrey Tambor played Francis Silverberg, a former mafia bookkeeper who taught The Accountant how to launder money.
Lamar Blackburn, the CEO of Living Robotics, is played by John Lithgow.
Rita Blackburn, Lamar’s sister, employs Wolff to audit the company’s books, played by Jean Smart.
Ed Chilton, CFO of Living Robotics, is played by Andy Umberger.
Justine, Wolff’s partner, is played by Alison Wright. She has nonverbal autism and uses her computer to interact with others. She takes care of Wolff’s technical demands and passes on his advice to Ray King.
Young Justine is played by Izzy Fenech.
Mr. Wolff/The Colonel, Christian, and Braxton’s father are played by Robert C. Treveiler. A US Army PSYOP officer who began combat training his boys at a young age.
Mrs. Wolff, The Colonel’s ex-wife, is played by Mary Kraft. She abandoned her family due to her inability to cope with Christian’s autism.
Don is played by Gary Basaraba.
Sorkis is played by Fernando Chien.
What Happens at The End of The Accountant?
Christian attacks Lamar’s mansion, which is guarded by the Assassin’s army of mercenaries. During the shooting, the Assassin notices Christian repeating a nursery rhyme to himself and approaches him, exposing himself to be Christian’s brother Braxton, with whom Christian had a falling-out following their father’s death.
After a bloodbath, the two come to terms, and Braxton stands by while Christian murders Lamar. Later, The Voice delivers Christian’s evidence of Lamar’s illicit acts to Medina, who has accepted King’s offer and is dismantling Living Robotics.
Christian then bids Dana goodnight and departs to find Braxton, while an adult Justine continues to monitor him using a cutting-edge super-powered computer acquired by Christian, exposing herself to be the Voice, at the Harbor Neuroscience Institute.
Ben Affleck’s character, Christian Wolff, is an accountant who is one of the most sought after in the industry. Despite the fact that he appears to be an ordinary number puncher, he is well-known all over the world. He is the number one man to call in the worst of financial difficulties, and he is frequently hired by high-powered customers.
Christian gets employed by an up-and-coming prosthetic robotics business after their Junior Accountant Dana Cummings, played by Anna Kendrick, notices a little mistake in their figures. Christian spends one night going through their books and ledgers from the previous fifteen years, uncovering a disparity and a scheme that no one could have imagined.
The voice has been providing information to FBI Agent Ray King, played by J.K. Simmons, which he has utilized to gain success in the bureau. Despite the fact that this appears to be a fascinating element of the jigsaw, it is never explained why she does so. Viewers are left with the impression that something is missing from the story as if a piece of the puzzle is missing.
While many of the film’s inconsistencies are resolved at the conclusion, the buildup to them was weak, making what should have been superb storytelling and cinematic gestures appear haphazard – things dumped into a story without thought.