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About the Movie
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.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 236
- Fresh: 121
- Rotten: 115
- Average Rating: 5.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Affleck plays a math wiz whose position on the autism spectrum allegedly makes him a perfect assassin. That notion is offensive on so many levels, especially in the service of such low-grade crime fiction, that it's painful to watch.
Rotten: Piles up plotlines like an overbuilt house of cards that comes crashing down at the first well-earned guffaw of ridicule.
Fresh: Ben Affleck gets to play Will Hunting and Jason Bourne in this superhero origin story for adults ... Besides the incredible skills, we get a secret lair, double identities, even a shot of identical suits lined up in a closet like Batsuits.
Fresh: A fantastically convoluted, over-extended but watchable action thriller whose many dangling loose ends, subplots and side characters are finally tied up with a showy flourish.
I went to see this movie not expecting very much. I needed to blow a few hours so it seemed like a good option. The plot was not remarkable, what was remarkable was Ben Affleck. The only previous film I liked him in was Argo. But this movie made me a fan. While playing an autistic character, he was able to somehow convey the inner life of the main character. He makes this film. Every now and then, there is a movie which is fun and powerful, and yet wholly dependent on the lead actor. Without Affleck, this movie would have fallen on a dust heap, but because of Ben, it is rivetting from beginning to end. Where's the sequel? This character begs to come back with his fascinating set of skills.
Best movie start out 2017
Shame on you Peter Travers
Travers blasts this movie. 'It just ain't right to talk 'bout autism that way!' he squeeks. Yet Peter Travers swooned over Matchstick Men which was really crappy to folks with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I guess 'ol Travers has got his fave causes, you know, the ones most folks hear more about. Apologize Travers and then get back to tellin' me which movies to see when I'm all smoked up. You done wrong to milliions of folks with your empty head.