The Ac­coun­tant (15)

Lennox Herald - - THE TICKET -

The Ac­coun­tant makes for a dumb, dull watch across most of its too-lengthy two-hour-plus run­ning time.

The story is con­vo­luted and takes a re­mark­ably sim­plis­tic, flawed view of peo­ple with autism.

That’s de­spite a com­mit­ted turn from Ben Af­fleck who never once re­sorts to grand­stand­ing and doesn’t overdo the quirks.

How­ever, his would-be hero is un­be­liev­ably gifted more skills than Af­fleck’s real-life buddy Matt Damon’s Ja­son Bourne.

An un­nec­es­sary amount of sugar is thrown over the ill-fitting cli­max too; you ex­pect an over­abun­dance of schmaltz to close out a rom-com, not a tale of a self-pre­serv­ing, gun-tot­ing math­e­ma­ti­cian.

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