Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

'The Accountant' Adds Up to a Winner

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

'The Accountant' Adds Up to a Winner

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Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) has a knack for saying things that are unintentionally funny. In his role as an accountant, he addresses his clients with the proper respect, but there's something lacking in his delivery namely, the human element. Fortunately, he's so good at his job that they don't seem to mind.

Wolff's clients would no doubt be surprised to learn that he also spends time as an assassin when he's not cooking the books of underworld figures. But his criminal activities have not gone unnoticed by the authorities.

Treasury Department honcho Ray King (J.K. Simmons) has nabbing Wolff on his to-do list and assigns an underling with a secret of her own (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) to get the job done. If she's unsuccessful, she'll be facing a much bigger problem than a pink slip.

What King's plan doesn't take into account is that Wolff is a math savant. That explains his social awkwardness, but it's also an asset. Wolff is skilled at staying one step ahead of whatever trouble may be coming his way. …

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