The Accountant is implausible — and yet also entertaining, says CBC’s Eli Glasner
Ben Affleck stars as a quiet, obsessive actuary with a hidden life
By Eli Glasner, CBC News Posted: Oct 14, 2016 11:04 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 14, 2016 11:04 AM ET
What if Jason Bourne had a severe case of OCD? Or if you mashed up 007 and Rain Man? You might get something like The Accountant.
The new thriller stars Affleck as a quiet man with a secret identity. After a childhood marked by tragedy, he travels the world honing his combat skills and has a home fortress with an arsenal of guns and gizmos. Hmmm, sounds familiar.
Despite the parallels with a certain Dark Knight, Affleck never quite settles into the role of a quiet, obsessive actuary with a hidden life in The Accountant.
With torturous origin stories, scatterbrained plot and a lead role that feels like an uncomfortable fit, The Accountant is implausible — and yet also entertaining in a junky, pulpy, plot-twisty kind of way, says CBC’s Eli Glasner.
Watch Glasner’s review in the video above.
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