Case in point: Argo, The Town, Gone Girl, Boiler Room, Gone Baby Gone, Dogma
His movies that fail -- the big budget disasters: Batman v. Superman, Daredevil, Pearl Harbor
I don't know what it is, but Ben Affleck just shouldn't be anyone's hero. That's why I was so drawn to The Accountant as it looked like a role that would suit Ben's talents quite well.
Some of the best parts about The Accountant are the flashbacks to childhood. Affleck's character, Christian Wolff, had to learn to deal with his autism through unique methods enforced by his father. Instead of hiding from the sensory cues that bothered him, Christian was forced to learn to live with them. He was taught how to fight and how to cope.
Affleck does well to make you believe that he can be a cold-blooded killer. Seeing that his character already has a hard time relating to and empathizing with other people, it's easy to believe that killing someone who doesn't abide by his moral code would be a walk in the park.
Recommendation: give The Accountant a watch, but probably in the comfort of your home.
Side note: This is the second appearance Ben Affleck has made in my Movie Reviews. Go read what I thought about him in Gone Girl a couple years ago! And this is Anna Kendrick's third time on the Muse. You can see how she fared in both Pitch Perfect 2 and Into the Woods here!
Other Movies on My List
Hell or High Water.........one of the best movies I've seen this year
Don't Breathe..........not nearly as scary as I'd hoped
Suicide Squad..........not worth your theater money
The Light Between Oceans..........want to see
Snowden..........I now cover my webcam because of this movie
The Magnificent Seven..........a fun from start to finish film
The Girl on the Train..........well done and just like the book