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the_DT
police_NNS
negotiator_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
person_NN
with_IN
the_DT
entirely_RB
unenviable_JJ
job_NN
of_IN
going_VBG
into_IN
ground_NN
zero_CD
and_CC
attempting_VBG
to_IN
talk_NN
a_DT
dangerous_JJ
criminal_JJ
out_RP
of_IN
doing_DOG
whatever_WDT
he_PP
or_CC
she_PP
intends_VBZ
to_IN
do_DO
._.
lives_NNS
are_BER
often_RB
at_IN
stake_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
criminal_JJ
is_BEZ
usually_RB
armed_JJ
and_CC
most_DT
likely_JJ
mentally_RB
unstable_JJ
,_,
prone_JJ
to_IN
turn_NN
on_IN
the_DT
negotiator_NN
at_IN
a_DT
moment_NN
's_POS
notice_NN
._.
the_DT
negotiator_NN
must_MD
therefore_RB
be_BE
something_PN
of_IN
an_DT
actor_NN
,_,
psychologist_NN
,_,
and_CC
sham_NN
artist_NN
,_,
in_IN
addition_NN
to_IN
being_BEG
a_DT
police_NNS
officer_NN
;_;
he_PP
must_MD
be_BE
able_JJ
to_TO
think_VB
on_IN
his_PP$
feet_NNS
and_CC
either_RB
work_NN
toward_IN
the_DT
goal_NN
of_IN
ending_NN
the_DT
confrontation_NN
without_IN
violence_NN
,_,
or_CC
failing_VBG
that_DT
,_,
must_MD
be_BE
prepared_VBN
to_IN
facilitate_VB
the_DT
conclusion_NN
of_IN
the_DT
crisis_NN
through_IN
firepower_NN
._.
most_DT
of_IN
all_PDT
,_,
the_DT
negotiator_NN
must_MD
be_BE
able_JJ
to_TO
enter_VB
a_DT
situation_NN
with_IN
as_IN
little_DT
intelligence_NN
about_IN
the_DT
scenario_NN
as_IN
possible_JJ
,_,
and_CC
quickly_RB
gain_VB
control_NN
of_IN
the_DT
situation_NN
,_,
dominate_VB
the_DT
conversation_NN
,_,
and_CC
influence_NN
the_DT
perpetrator_NN
into_IN
thinking_NN
that_CS
the_DT
end_NN
of_IN
the_DT
conflict_NN
is_BEZ
what_WDT
he_PP
really_RB
wants_VBZ
._.
it_PP
takes_VBZ
a_DT
pretty_JJ
smart_JJ
person_NN
to_IN
do_DO
that_CS
._.
but_CC
what_WDT
if_CS
the_DT
hostage-holding_NN
criminal_JJ
is_BEZ
just_RB
as_IN
smart_JJ
?_?
what_WDT
if_NN
he_PP
's_BEZ
also_RB
able_JJ
to_IN
think_NN
on_IN
his_PP$
feet_NNS
?_?
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
what_WDT
if_CS
he_PP
also_RB
knows_VBZ
all_RB
the_DT
tricks_NNS
to_IN
turning_VBG
the_DT
situation_NN
to_IN
his_PP$
favor_NP
?_?
it_PP
is_BEZ
this_DT
circumstance_NN
which_WDT
forms_NNS
the_DT
basis_NN
for_IN
f_NN
._.
gary_NP
gray_NP
's_POS
the_DT
negotiator_NN
._.
in_IN
this_DT
film_NN
,_,
police_NNS
negotiator_NN
danny_NP
roman_JJ
(_(
samuel_NP
l_NN
._.
jackson_NP
)_(
is_BEZ
tipped_VBD
off_IN
by_IN
his_PP$
partner_NN
to_IN
corruption_NN
within_IN
the_DT
chicago_NP
police_NNS
force_NN
._.
when_CS
his_PP$
partner_NN
turns_VBZ
up_RP
shot_NN
to_IN
death_NN
and_CC
internal_JJ
affairs_NNS
finds_VBZ
incriminating_JJ
evidence_NN
in_IN
roman_JJ
's_POS
home_NN
,_,
roman_JJ
becomes_VBZ
the_DT
prime_JJ
suspect_NN
of_IN
both_PDT
embezzling_NN
from_IN
the_DT
police_NNS
disability_NN
fund_NN
and_CC
murder_NN
._.
faced_VBN
with_IN
the_DT
scorn_NN
of_IN
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
police_NNS
department_NN
,_,
and_CC
under_IN
close_JJ
scrutiny_NN
by_IN
the_DT
media_NN
,_,
roman_JJ
is_BEZ
forced_VBN
to_IN
turn_NN
in_IN
his_PP$
badge_NN
in_IN
one_CD
of_IN
those_DT
typical_JJ
scenes_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
captain_NN
's_POS
office_NN
._.
i_PP
don't_DO
quite_RB
remember_VB
if_CS
the_DT
captain_NN
actually_RB
said_VBD
,_,
"_"
i_PP
hate_VB
to_TO
do_DO
this_DT
,_,
but_CC
._.
._.
._.
"_"
,_,
although_CS
it_PP
wouldn't_MD
surprise_VB
me_PP
if_CS
he_PP
did_DOD
._.
luckily_RB
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
soon_RB
shakes_VBZ
off_IN
the_DT
conventionalism_NN
and_CC
concentrates_VBZ
on_IN
the_DT
interesting_JJ
premise_NN
mentioned_VBN
above_IN
._.
after_IN
being_BEG
offered_VBN
a_DT
take-it-or-leave-it_???
deal_NN
by_IN
the_DT
district_NN
attorney_NN
,_,
roman_JJ
resolves_VBZ
to_TO
prove_VB
his_PP$
innocence_NN
by_IN
walking_NN
into_IN
the_DT
office_NN
of_IN
internal_JJ
affairs_NNS
inspector_NN
niebaum_NP
(_(
j_NN
._.
t_NN
._.
walsh_NP
)_(
,_,
taking_NN
him_PP
and_CC
others_NNS
hostage_NN
,_,
and_CC
proclaiming_VBG
he_PP
has_HVZ
been_BEN
framed_VBN
._.
although_CS
roman_JJ
's_POS
actions_NNS
seem_VB
forced_JJ
due_JJ
to_IN
the_DT
compressed_JJ
nature_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
motivational_JJ
build-up_NN
,_,
gray_NP
redeems_NNS
himself_PPX
by_IN
involving_VBG
us_PP
with_IN
the_DT
negotiations_NNS
between_IN
roman_JJ
and_CC
fellow_JJ
police_NNS
negotiator_NN
chris_NP
sabian_JJ
(_(
kevin_NP
spacey_NP
)_)
which_WDT
soon_RB
ensue_VB
._.
jackson_NP
,_,
while_CS
a_DT
superb_JJ
actor_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
miscast_NN
in_IN
the_DT
role_NN
of_IN
roman_JJ
._.
the_DT
actor_NN
has_HVZ
become_VBN
so_RB
popular_JJ
,_,
and_CC
so_RB
often_RB
identified_VBN
as_IN
a_DT
protagonist_NN
(_(
notable_JJ
exceptions_NNS
can_MD
be_BE
found_VBN
,_,
such_DT
as_IN
in_IN
jackie_NP
brown_NP
)_)
,_,
that_CS
we_PP
as_RB
an_DT
audience_NN
have_HV
a_DT
difficult_JJ
time_NN
believing_VBG
he_PP
will_MD
carry_VB
out_RP
his_PP$
threats_NNS
._.
the_DT
script_NN
also_RB
clearly_RB
sets_VBZ
him_PP
up_RP
as_IN
the_DT
good_JJ
guy_NN
who_WP
is_BEZ
only_RB
trying_VBG
to_IN
prove_VB
his_PP$
innocence_NN
._.
how_WRB
can_MD
we_PP
believe_VB
he_PP
's_BEZ
going_VBG
to_TO
shoot_VB
a_DT
hostage_NN
,_,
no_DT
matter_NN
if_CS
the_DT
hostage_NN
tried_VBD
to_TO
kill_VB
him_PP
earlier_RBR
?_?
unfortunately_RB
,_,
this_DT
preconception_NP
saps_???
the_DT
film_NN
of_IN
some_DT
of_IN
it_PP
's_BEZ
would-be_JJ
suspenseful_JJ
moments_NNS
,_,
and_CC
anything_PN
good_JJ
left_VBD
in_IN
those_DT
scenes_NNS
is_BEZ
largely_RB
attributed_VBN
to_IN
jackson_NP
's_POS
acting_JJ
ability_NN
._.
almost_RB
every_DT
time_NN
he_PP
's_BEZ
in_IN
a_DT
scene_NN
,_,
jackson_NP
steals_VBZ
it_PP
without_IN
looking_VBG
back_RP
._.
when_CS
spacey_NP
appears_VBZ
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
has_HVZ
already_RB
run_VBN
about_IN
a_DT
third_OD
of_IN
its_PP$
course_NN
._.
his_PP$
is_BEZ
an_DT
interesting_JJ
character_NN
._.
made_VBN
out_RP
to_IN
be_BE
some_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
negotiating_VBG
superman_NN
,_,
our_PP$
first_OD
look_NN
at_IN
him_PP
has_HVZ
him_PP
hopelessly_RB
trying_VBG
to_IN
get_VB
his_PP$
family_NN
moving_VBG
to_IN
set_NN
out_RP
on_IN
vacation_NP
._.
"_"
i_PP
can_MD
talk_VB
a_DT
man_NN
out_RP
of_IN
blowing_VBG
up_RP
the_DT
sears_NP
tower_NN
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
can't_MD
talk_VB
my_PP$
wife_NN
out_RP
of_IN
the_DT
bedroom_NN
or_CC
my_PP$
daughter_NN
off_IN
the_DT
phone_NN
,_,
"_"
he_PP
says_VBZ
._.
when_CS
he_PP
gets_VBZ
the_DT
call_NN
to_IN
action_NN
,_,
however_RB
,_,
he_PP
quickly_RB
changes_NNS
gears_NNS
and_CC
becomes_VBZ
the_DT
man_NN
we_PP
expect_VB
him_PP
to_IN
be_BE
._.
soon_RB
,_,
his_PP$
character_NN
has_HVZ
to_TO
negotiate_VB
not_XNOT
only_RB
with_IN
roman_JJ
,_,
but_CC
also_RB
with_IN
the_DT
swat_???
commander_NN
(_(
david_NP
morse_NP
)_)
who_WP
is_BEZ
itching_VBG
to_TO
send_VB
in_IN
a_DT
team_NN
to_IN
take_VB
roman_NP
out_RP
,_,
all_PDT
the_DT
while_NN
keeping_VBG
wary_JJ
of_IN
the_DT
fbi_NP
agents_NNS
who_WP
are_BER
waiting_VBG
to_TO
take_VB
over_IN
the_DT
operation_NN
,_,
should_MD
negotiations_NNS
fail_NN
._.
this_DT
complex_JJ
set_NN
of_IN
pressures_NNS
are_BER
reflected_VBN
well_RB
in_IN
sabian_JJ
the_DT
negotiator_NN
and_CC
spacey_NP
the_DT
actor_NN
._.
as_CS
the_DT
second_NN
protagonist_NN
,_,
spacey_NP
measures_NNS
up_RP
nicely_RB
._.
gray_NP
really_RB
lucked_VBD
out_RP
with_IN
this_DT
cast_NN
._.
david_NP
morse_NP
as_IN
commander_NN
beck_???
,_,
ron_NP
rifkin_NP
as_IN
commander_NN
frost_NN
,_,
and_CC
john_NP
spencer_NP
as_IN
police_NNS
chief_JJ
al_NP
travis_NP
are_BER
all_PDT
more_DT
than_CS
competent_JJ
,_,
and_CC
can_MD
hold_VB
their_PP$
own_DT
in_IN
scenes_NNS
with_IN
jackson_NP
and_CC
spacey_NP
._.
the_DT
only_JJ
problem_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
bit_NN
of_IN
typecasting_VBG
that_DT
results_NNS
from_IN
these_DT
choices_NNS
:_:
morse_NP
played_VBD
a_DT
similar_JJ
role_NN
in_IN
the_DT
rock_NN
,_,
rifkin_NP
played_VBD
the_DT
d_NN
._.
a_DT
._.
in_IN
l_NN
._.
a_DT
._.
confidential_JJ
,_,
and_CC
spencer_NP
played_VBD
a_DT
police_NNS
detective_NN
in_IN
cop_NN
land_NN
._.
with_IN
the_DT
level_NN
of_IN
acting_VBG
,_,
however_RB
,_,
this_DT
can_MD
be_BE
forgiven_VBN
._.
also_RB
in_IN
the_DT
supporting_JJ
cast_NN
,_,
paul_NP
giamatti_NP
as_IN
rudy_???
,_,
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
hostages_NNS
,_,
is_BEZ
notable_JJ
for_IN
the_DT
comic_NN
relief_NN
he_PP
provides_VBZ
._.
his_PP$
character_NN
is_BEZ
initially_RB
so_RB
slimy_JJ
,_,
and_CC
giamatti_NP
himself_PPX
just_JJ
looks_NNS
so_RB
shifty_JJ
,_,
that_CS
you_PP
expect_VB
to_TO
laugh_VB
before_IN
he_PP
even_RB
says_VBZ
anything_PN
._.
fortunately_RB
,_,
this_DT
doesn't_DOZ
distract_VB
from_IN
the_DT
seriousness_NN
of_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
but_CC
instead_RB
provides_VBZ
some_DT
nice_JJ
breathers_NNS
from_IN
the_DT
level_NN
of_IN
tension_NN
which_WDT
gray_NP
manages_VBZ
to_IN
sustain_VB
throughout_IN
._.
j_NN
._.
t_NN
._.
walsh_NP
,_,
as_CS
the_DT
suspicious_JJ
internal_JJ
affairs_NNS
inspector_NN
,_,
clocks_NNS
in_IN
with_IN
one_CD
of_IN
his_PP$
final_JJ
performances_NNS
._.
sadly_RB
,_,
the_DT
talented_JJ
but_CC
underrated_JJ
actor_NN
passed_VBN
away_RB
in_IN
late_JJ
february_NP
of_IN
this_DT
year_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
soon_RB
to_IN
be_BE
released_JJ
pleasantville_NP
will_MD
mark_VB
his_PP$
last_OD
film_NN
._.
walsh_NP
appeared_VBD
in_IN
dozens_NNS
of_IN
movies_NNS
such_DT
as_IN
good_JJ
morning_NN
vietnam_NP
,_,
backdraft_NN
,_,
and_CC
nixon_NP
._.
for_IN
one_CD
of_IN
his_PP$
best_JJS
performances_NNS
,_,
check_VB
out_RP
sling_VBG
blade_NN
,_,
in_IN
which_WDT
he_PP
plays_VBZ
a_DT
mental_JJ
patient_NN
sharing_VBG
a_DT
ward_NN
with_IN
billy_NP
bob_NP
thornton_NP
._.
when_CS
jack_NP
nicholson_NP
accepted_VBD
his_PP$
best_JJS
actor_NN
oscar_NP
in_IN
march_NP
,_,
walsh_NP
was_BEDZ
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
men_NNS
to_IN
whom_WP
he_PP
credited_VBN
his_PP$
success_NN
(_(
the_DT
actors_NNS
performed_VBN
together_RB
in_IN
a_DT
few_DT
good_JJ
men_NNS
)_)
._.
the_DT
negotiator_NN
is_BEZ
actually_RB
dedicated_VBN
to_IN
walsh_NP
,_,
and_CC
while_CS
inspector_NN
niebaum_NP
may_MD
not_XNOT
have_HV
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best_JJS
role_NN
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type_NN
of_IN
character_NN
for_IN
which_WDT
walsh_NP
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become_VBN
most_DT
famous_JJ
for_IN
playing_VBG
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in_IN
the_DT
end_NN
,_,
the_DT
negotiator_NN
has_HVZ
a_DT
plotline_JJ
that_CS
parallels_NNS
it_PP
's_BEZ
reality_NN
._.
we're_???
served_VBN
with_IN
the_DT
premise_NN
that_CS
two_CD
equally_RB
deft_JJ
negotiators_NNS
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battling_VBG
each_DT
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the_DT
conflict_NN
in_IN
the_DT
manner_NN
which_WDT
will_MD
suit_VB
each_DT
of_IN
them_PP
best_JJS
._.
as_CS
an_DT
audience_NN
,_,
we're_???
also_RB
given_VBN
a_DT
situation_NN
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two_CD
wonderfully_RB
talented_JJ
actors_NNS
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a_DT
movie_NN
,_,
and_CC
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one_CD
will_NN
dominate_VB
the_DT
film_NN
._.
both_RB
provide_VB
some_DT
pretty_JJ
good_JJ
entertainment_NN
._.
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