The Accountant


One of the most fascinating takeaways from David Fincher’s 2014 thriller Gone Girl was the possibility that Ben Affleck’s often expressionless face could nonetheless be captivating. Two years later, director Gavin O’Connor attempts to recapture the magic by casting him as a semi-autistic accountant-cum-covert killing machine. This combination sets up a minimalistic performance from Affleck, but also makes for a tiresome film that tries to have its cake and eat it too, leaving barely a few crumbs for its audience.