FILM: “The Accountant” [Get Visual]

October 25th, 2016, 10:00 am by Greg

Review by David Brickman

OK, so it didn’t get the greatest reviews, and it’s a Hollywood action thriller (not my thing), but I couldn’t resist the topic, so I went to see “The Accountant” this weekend – and it was fun. Too violent, yes, with a plot full of holes, but entertaining and in some ways really well done. (BTW, if you’re still wondering why this art reviewer couldn’t resist the film’s topic, see my profile.)

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Ben Affleck stars as a sociopathic killing machine with autism, who also happens to be a CPA, and who – we learn gradually – operates according to his own moral code (just like all Hollywood sociopathic killing machines). But how often do you get to see a leading man with autism? (Pretty often, now that I think of it, considering “Rain Man,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Good Will Hunting,” “The Imitation Game”…)

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