Say what you want about Ben Affleck, but the man knows how to choose interesting roles in successful films. From playing a complex bank robber in The Town, to a harrowing extractor in Argo, to the title character in the latest slew of Batman movies, he has made some pretty good career choices.
In The Accountant Affleck is a man gifted with numbers, who cooks the books for some very bad dudes. Things take a deadly turn when he opts to take a seemingly legitimate job and the rest of the movie is an adrenaline-filled action feast. Affleck's performance is especially interesting because his character has high-functioning autism and seems to portray it quite accurately.
This film isn't the best action movie out there, nor is it Affleck's greatest film, but it is different from many and has excellent entertainment value when looking for a good popcorn movie on a stay-at-home date night.