Film of the day: The Accountant

The Accountant - Ben Affleck

Director Gavin O’Connor (Warrior, Jane Got a Gun) gives the driest of professions a Hollywood makeover. The result? An immensely watchable action thriller starring Ben Affleck as the appropriately named Christian Wolff, a genius accountant and high-functioning autistic happy to clean bucket loads of cash for some very dangerous people.

His CV doesn’t end there, though. He’s also an ass-kicking assassin who’s as lethal with his bare fists as he is with a high-powered sniper rifle, skills he puts to good use when a job for John Lithgow’s seemingly respectable company proves to be anything but open and shut. Anna Kendrick and JK Simmons provide big-name support.

The Accountant – from Friday 22 September on Sky Cinema Premiere and Sky Cinema on demand