The Accountant tries to be a Jason Bourne film, but mixing family drama and corporate espionage does not give the movie any kind of justice. The family conflict story line feels forced, like it wants to bang the audience over the head saying hey this character is conflicted. The movie would have worked better if the past of Ben Affleck's character was more shrouded in mystery, let the viewer use their imagination. Performances are great, sadly just another dumb action movie where the lead character has a special set of skills.
Great set design and special effects elevates the film, with good performances from Mark Wahlberg and especially Kurt Russell. The film is able to build up dread before the disaster happens, you have an uneasy feeling throughout. The film does follow the same tropes and cliches of disaster movies, and maybe should have paid more attention to the fallout of the incident. However the film is good and should be watched.
This movie is epic, instead of blasting us with excessive special effects and action sequences. Bryan Singer is able to take a step back and fleshes out his characters and plot.
This is a brilliant way to show that you could make a thrilling film with talented actors, without bombarding us with action scenes. One of the best X-Men films to date.
I want to start by saying that I’ve never seen a Andrew Dominik film. Which any film buff reading this probably thinks that it’s a crime. Mostly because I’ve never seen The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. The saddest part is that Dominik’s latest film Killing Them Softly isn't giving me much hope for that film.
The movie begins with three men who plan to rob a illegal gambling ring from the Mafia. The guy who’s…