The Accountant appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. Overall, the image seemed solid.
For the most part, sharpness looked positive. Occasional wider shots showed a smidgen of softness, but most of the film seemed accurate and concise. The movie lacked moiré effects or jaggies, and neither edge haloes nor print flaws became evident.
To the surprise of no one, Accountant favored a stylized palette that emphasized orange, teal and amber. As limited as those choices were, the movie reproduced them well. Blacks were tight and dense, while low-light shots displayed fine resolution. This turned into a more than adequate presentation.
A character movie with occasional action flourishes, the DTS-HD MA 7.1 mix of Accountant worked well. While much of the scope remained semi-restrained, enough of the material kicked into higher gear to make this an involving piece.
Most of the “bigger” sequences came during the third act, and those used the spectrum to blast us with gunfire, explosions and other dynamic material. Quieter scenes showed nice breadth as well, and music offered good presence.
Audio quality worked fine. Music was full and rich, while dialogue appeared natural and easily comprehendible. Effects displayed lively tones, with clear highs and warm lows. The track added life to the film.
Three featurettes fill out the set. Inside the Man runs 10 minutes, 38 seconds and offers notes from director Gavin O’Connor, writer Bill Dubuque, producer Mark Williams and Lynette Howell Taylor, production designer Keith Cunningham, and actors Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, John Lithgow, Jon Bernthal, and JK Simmons.
“Man” looks at cast, characters and performances as well as production design. Inevitably, a little of this veers toward happy talk, but we get a deeper view of the movie’s roles than usual.
Behavioral Science lasts eight minutes, four seconds and features O’Connor, Affleck, Dubuque, Williams, Taylor, Kendrick, and Education Spectrum Director of Clinical Services Laurie Stephens. “Science” looks at autism and how those traits manifest in the film. This becomes a superficial but decent overview.
Finally, we get The Accountant in Action, a seven-minute, 14-second reel with Affleck, O’Connor, Dubuque, Williams, Bernthal, stuntman Thayr Harris, armorer John Harris, stunt coordinators Fernando Chien and Sam Hargrave, and actor Jefffrey Tambor. As implied by the title, “Action” looks at stunts and related domains. It gives us another reasonably informative piece.
The disc opens with ads for Live By Night, Suicide Squad, Sully and Dunkirk. No trailer for Accountant shows up here.
A second disc provides a DVD copy of Accountant. It includes “Inside the Man” but lacks the other featurettes.
Every once in a while, The Accountant threatens to come to life. However, it suffers from such an inconsistent sense of story development that the end result feels too spotty and disjointed to present an entertaining tale. The Blu-ray delivers positive picture and audio along with a small set of bonus materials. Despite some interesting moments, Accountant flails too much of the time.