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synopsis_NN
:_:
in_IN
this_DT
movie_NN
,_,
steven_NP
spielberg_NP
,_,
one_CD
of_IN
today_RB
's_POS
finest_JJS
directors_NNS
,_,
attempts_NNS
to_IN
spice_NN
up_RP
the_DT
1800s_CD
story_NN
of_IN
a_DT
long_JJ
courtroom_NN
battle_NN
over_IN
the_DT
fate_NN
of_IN
prisoner_NN
cinque_NN
(_(
djimon_JJ
hounsou_???
)_(
-_-
-_-
a_NN
young_JJ
angry_JJ
man_NN
from_IN
sierra_NP
leone_NP
who_WP
was_BEDZ
kidnapped_VBN
into_IN
slavery_NN
-_-
-_-
and_CC
his_PP$
fellow_NN
prisoners_NNS
._.
cinque_JJ
and_CC
friends_NNS
have_HV
landed_VBN
a_DT
ship_NN
on_IN
the_DT
shores_NNS
of_IN
america_NP
after_IN
escaping_JJ
spanish_JJ
slave_NN
traders_NNS
,_,
but_CC
since_CS
the_DT
americans_NNS
don't_DO
speak_VB
cinque_JJ
's_BEZ
language_NN
,_,
the_DT
black_JJ
men_NNS
are_BER
hauled_VBN
into_IN
court_NN
to_IN
determine_VB
whether_CS
or_CC
not_XNOT
they_PP
are_BER
legally_RB
slaves_NNS
._.
technically_RB
,_,
since_CS
the_DT
international_JJ
slave_NN
trade_NN
was_BEDZ
outlawed_JJ
at_IN
that_DT
time_NN
,_,
people_NN
like_IN
cinque_NN
couldn't_MD
be_BE
kidnapped_VBN
into_IN
slavery_NN
;_;
one_CD
had_HVD
to_TO
be_BE
born_VBN
a_DT
slave_NN
to_IN
be_BE
legally_RB
considered_VBN
a_DT
slave_NN
._.
lawyers_NNS
baldwin_NP
and_CC
adams_NP
(_(
matthew_NP
mcconaughey_NP
and_CC
anthony_NP
hopkins_NP
)_)
must_MD
prove_VB
cinque_JJ
and_CC
the_DT
others_NNS
were_BED
captured_VBN
into_IN
slavery_NN
,_,
rather_RB
than_CS
born_VBN
slaves_NNS
,_,
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
get_VB
them_PP
out_RP
of_IN
prison_NN
as_IN
free_JJ
men_NNS
._.
three_CD
lengthy_JJ
court_NN
cases_NNS
are_BER
portrayed_VBN
with_IN
spielberg_NP
's_POS
trademark_NN
panache_NN
-_-
-_-
flashy_JJ
beginning_NN
,_,
lots_PN
of_IN
facial_JJ
close-ups_NNS
,_,
big_JJ
music_NN
,_,
and_CC
dramatic_JJ
imagery_NN
._.
a_DT
final_JJ
speech_NN
by_IN
adams_NP
is_BEZ
followed_VBN
by_IN
an_DT
anticlimax_NN
where_CS
subtitles_VBZ
show_NN
what_WDT
eventually_RB
happened_VBD
to_TO
the_DT
various_JJ
characters_NNS
._.
opinion_NN
:_:
making_VBG
a_DT
fictional_JJ
movie_NN
is_BEZ
easier_JJR
than_CS
making_VBG
one_CD
about_IN
real_JJ
life_NN
._.
in_IN
fiction_NN
,_,
one_CD
invents_NNS
purposeful_JJ
,_,
clear-cut_JJ
good_JJ
guys_NNS
and_CC
bad_JJ
guys_NNS
,_,
puts_VBZ
the_DT
fictional_JJ
characters_NNS
in_IN
conflict_NN
,_,
and_CC
takes_VBZ
the_DT
tale_NN
to_IN
its_PP$
exciting_JJ
conclusion_NN
._.
real_JJ
life_NN
,_,
however_RB
,_,
consists_VBZ
of_IN
long_JJ
stretches_NNS
of_IN
boredom_NN
with_IN
a_DT
few_DT
dramatic_JJ
moments_NNS
and_CC
characters_NNS
who_WP
stand_VB
around_IN
,_,
think_VB
thoughts_NNS
and_CC
do_DO
nothing_PN
,_,
or_CC
come_VB
and_CC
go_VB
before_IN
events_NNS
are_BER
resolved_VBN
._.
spielberg_NP
gives_VBZ
us_PP
a_DT
visually_RB
spicy_JJ
and_CC
historically_RB
accurate_JJ
real_JJ
life_NN
story_NN
._.
djimon_JJ
hounsou_???
and_CC
anthony_NP
hopkins_NP
turn_NN
in_IN
excellent_JJ
performances_NNS
._.
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