Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, Cynthia Addai-Robinson
Director: Gavin O’Connor
Studio: Warner Brothers
Release Date: January 10, 2017
Run Time: 128 minutes
Film: 4 out of 5 stars
Blu-ray: 4 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Ben Affleck has been a busy guy in 2016. With his cameo in “Suicide Squad” and filming “Justice League” and also recently releasing the less reclaimed “Live By Night”. “The Accountant” is one of great successes. Outside of playing Batman, Affleck has delivered some epic films like “Argo” and “The Town”. I really enjoyed “The Accountant” and it is jam packed with Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor along side Affleck. Probably not a film I can re-watch over and over but surely enjoyed this as a one timer.
Official Premise: Christian Wolff (Ben 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 uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.
Warner Brothers is releasing “The Accountant” as a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet combo pack. The 1080p transfer is gorgeous. I would love to see how it transferred into 4K resolution. You have two choices for audio with both 5.1 and 7.1 soundtracks, both are encoded in lossless DTS-HD MA. This film is more dialogue led but both sounds great. The special features are honestly, disappointing. There are three rather quick/short featurettes. The first is “Inside the Man” with cast/crew discussing the character of Christian Wolff. The second is “Behavioral Science” with which brings in technical aspects and lastly “The Accountant in Action” looks at the films stunts.