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`_"
we_PP
run_VB
tings_NNS
._.
tings_NNS
don't_DO
run_VB
we_PP
._.
'_"
-sound_NN
advice_NN
from_IN
capone_PN
(_(
paul_NP
campbell_NP
)_)
to_IN
his_PP$
squaddie_NN
(_(
or_CC
partner_NN
)_)
,_,
floyd_NP
(_(
winston_NP
bell_NN
)_)
._.
jamaican_JJ
film_NN
,_,
shot_NN
entirely_RB
on_IN
video_NN
,_,
featuring_VBG
a_DT
standard_NN
cop_NN
movie_NN
plot_NN
mixed_JJ
with_IN
a_DT
dash_NN
of_IN
john_NP
woo-styled_VBD
brotherhood_NN
morals_NNS
(_(
and_CC
a_DT
little_JJ
gunplay_NN
)_)
._.
capone_PN
,_,
a_DT
tough_JJ
as_IN
nails_NNS
super_JJ
cop_NN
,_,
gets_VBZ
a_DT
transfer_NN
back_NN
to_IN
his_PP$
hometown_JJ
of_IN
kingston_NP
after_IN
successfully_RB
taking_VBG
down_RP
some_DT
gangsters_NNS
that_CS
have_HV
broken_VBN
into_IN
his_PP$
home_NN
(_(
while_CS
he_PP
was_BEDZ
with_IN
his_PP$
lady_NN
)_)
and_CC
killed_VBN
his_PP$
partner_NN
in_IN
front_NN
of_IN
him_PP
._.
when_CS
he_PP
arrives_VBZ
,_,
he_PP
discovers_VBZ
that_CS
the_DT
ghetto_NN
where_CS
he_PP
grew_VBD
up_RP
has_HVZ
gotten_VBN
worse_RBR
,_,
thanks_NNS
mainly_RB
to_IN
the_DT
crime_NN
boss_NN
wonie_NN
(_(
jamaican_JJ
film_NN
veteran_NN
carl_NP
bradshaw_NP
)_)
,_,
so_RB
named_VBN
because_CS
his_PP$
left_JJ
hand_NN
has_HVZ
been_BEN
amputated_VBN
and_CC
replaced_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
grasping_VBG
hook_NN
)_)
._.
capone_PN
discovers_VBZ
that_CS
wonie_NN
has_HVZ
been_BEN
smuggling_NN
guns_NNS
inside_IN
shipments_NNS
of_IN
charity_NN
supplies_NNS
for_IN
the_DT
area_NN
churches_NNS
and_CC
,_,
much_RB
to_IN
his_PP$
disappointment_NN
,_,
also_RB
finds_VBZ
out_RP
his_PP$
childhood_NN
friend_NN
ratty_JJ
(_(
mark_NN
danvers_NP
)_)
has_HVZ
been_BEN
helping_VBG
him_PP
._.
torn_VBN
between_IN
doing_DOG
his_PP$
job_NN
and_CC
protecting_VBG
his_PP$
best_JJS
friend_NN
,_,
capone_PN
must_MD
make_VB
some_DT
hard_JJ
decisions_NNS
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
make_VB
things_NNS
right_RB
again_RB
._.
directed_JJ
deftly_RB
by_IN
first_OD
time_NN
jamaican_JJ
filmmaker_NN
chris_NP
browne_NP
(_(
assistant_NN
director_NN
for_IN
such_DT
american_JJ
films_NNS
as_IN
how_WRB
stella_NP
got_VBD
her_PP$
groove_NN
back_RP
and_CC
instinct_NN
)_)
,_,
one_CD
hardly_RB
notices_VBZ
the_DT
film_NN
was_BEDZ
shot_VBN
on_IN
video_NN
after_IN
a_DT
while_NN
._.
shots_NNS
are_BER
handled_VBN
so_RB
efficiently_RB
that_CS
they_PP
quickly_RB
take_VB
on_IN
the_DT
nuances_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
aforementioned_JJ
john_NP
woo_VB
films_NNS
,_,
although_CS
the_DT
action_NN
isn't_BEZ
as_CS
hyperkinetic_JJ
as_IN
most_DT
of_IN
woo_VB
's_BEZ
films_NNS
are_BER
._.
the_DT
action_NN
scenes_NNS
are_BER
handled_VBN
with_IN
a_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
flair_NN
though_CS
,_,
and_CC
eventually_RB
begin_VB
to_IN
take_VB
on_IN
a_DT
life_NN
of_IN
their_PP$
own_DT
(_)
beyond_IN
the_DT
hong_NP
kong_NP
films_NNS
that_CS
they_PP
are_BER
obviously_RB
patterned_JJ
after_IN
)_)
._.
the_DT
make-up_NN
effects_NNS
are_BER
particularly_RB
good_JJ
in_IN
these_DT
scenes_NNS
as_IN
well_RB
,_,
with_IN
flawless_JJ
squib_NN
work_NN
on_IN
display_NN
from_IN
the_DT
effects_NNS
team_NN
._.
the_DT
cast_NN
is_BEZ
superb_JJ
and_CC
listening_VBG
to_IN
their_PP$
dialogue_NN
,_,
spoken_VBN
with_IN
thick_JJ
jamaican_JJ
accents_NNS
(_(
half_NN
of_IN
which_WDT
have_HV
to_IN
be_BE
subtitled_JJ
because_CS
of_IN
their_PP$
extensive_JJ
use_NN
of_IN
slang_NN
)_)
,_,
just_RB
adds_VBZ
to_IN
the_DT
interest_NN
._.
paul_NP
campbell_NP
,_,
as_CS
the_DT
`_"
loose_JJ
cannon_NN
'_"
capone_NN
,_,
essays_NNS
his_PP$
role_NN
perfectly_RB
,_,
displaying_VBG
the_DT
right_JJ
amount_NN
of_IN
menace_NN
and_CC
compassion_NN
at_IN
the_DT
right_NN
times_NNS
._.
mark_NN
danvers_NP
evokes_NP
sympathy_NN
as_IN
ratty_JJ
,_,
the_DT
part-time_JJ
gun_NN
smuggler_NN
who_WP
is_BEZ
also_RB
trying_VBG
to_IN
help_NN
the_DT
community_NN
by_IN
building_NN
football_NN
fields_NNS
and_CC
organizing_VBG
block_NN
parties_NNS
to_IN
bring_VB
people_NN
together_RB
._.
unfortunately_RB
,_,
carl_NP
bradshaw_NP
is_BEZ
given_VBN
the_DT
least_RBS
to_IN
do_DO
and_CC
his_PP$
character_NN
as_IN
the_DT
crime_NN
boss_NN
seems_VBZ
ineffective_JJ
(_(
largely_RB
because_CS
his_PP$
underlings_NNS
seem_VB
to_IN
run_NN
all_PDT
over_IN
him_PP
)_)
,_,
but_CC
then_RB
again_RB
,_,
that_CS
could_MD
be_BE
the_DT
way_NN
his_PP$
character_NN
was_BEDZ
intended_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
portrayed_VBD
._.
the_DT
music_NN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
composed_VBN
of_IN
all_PDT
reggae_NN
songs_NNS
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
soundtrack_NN
was_BEDZ
produced_VBN
by_IN
grammy_JJ
award_NN
winning_VBG
artists_NNS
,_,
sly_JJ
and_CC
robbie_NP
(_(
who_WP
have_HV
worked_VBN
with_IN
the_DT
likes_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
rolling_JJ
stones_NNS
,_,
maxi_JJ
priest_NN
,_,
bob_NP
dylan_NP
,_,
james_NP
brown_NP
,_,
grace_NN
jones_NP
,_,
herbie_NP
hancock_NP
,_,
bootsy_NN
collins_NP
,_,
and_CC
carly_RB
simon_NP
among_IN
others_NNS
)_)
._.
the_DT
end_NN
credit_NN
song_NN
,_,
`_"
we_PP
run_VB
tings_NNS
'_"
,_,
by_IN
the_DT
group_NN
red_JJ
dragon_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
pretty_JJ
decent_JJ
and_CC
carries_VBZ
on_IN
the_DT
theme_NN
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
established_VBN
early_JJ
on_IN
by_IN
the_DT
quote_NN
that_CS
opens_VBZ
this_DT
review_NN
._.
oddly_RB
enough_RB
,_,
desmond_IN
ballentine_JJ
(_(
who_NP
plays_VBZ
the_DT
character_NN
deportee_NN
)_)
is_BEZ
well_RB
known_VBN
as_IN
a_DT
pioneer_NN
in_IN
the_DT
realm_NN
of_IN
`_"
gangsta_NP
'_"
reggae_NN
as_IN
the_DT
performer_NN
ninjaman_NN
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
doesn't_DOZ
contribute_VB
a_DT
single_JJ
song_NN
to_IN
the_DT
film_NN
(_(
that_CS
i_PP
could_MD
see_VB
)_)
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
virtually_RB
unheard_JJ
of_IN
here_RB
in_IN
the_DT
us_NP
._.
at_IN
the_DT
time_NN
of_IN
this_DT
writing_NN
,_,
third_OD
world_NN
cop_NN
has_HVZ
been_BEN
put_VBN
into_IN
limited_JJ
theatrical_JJ
release_NN
in_IN
the_DT
us_NP
,_,
coming_VBG
off_RP
of_IN
a_DT
six-month_JJ
box-office_NN
breaking_VBG
run_NN
in_IN
jamaica_NP
,_,
where_CS
it_PP
holds_VBZ
the_DT
position_NN
as_IN
highest_JJS
grossing_NN
film_NN
of_IN
all_PDT
time_NN
(_)
bringing_VBG
in_IN
$_???
000_CD
million_NN
in_IN
jamaica_NP
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
roughly_RB
$_???
000_CD
,_,
000_CD
us_NP
)_(
._.
palm_NN
pictures_NNS
(_(
the_DT
company_NN
that_CS
released_VBN
the_DT
offbeat_NN
,_,
but_CC
entertaining_JJ
six-string_NN
samurai_???
)_(
is_BEZ
the_DT
company_NN
releasing_VBG
the_DT
film_NN
and_CC
considering_VBG
that_DT
their_PP$
main_JJ
focus_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
dvd_???
market_NN
,_,
i_PP
can_MD
imagine_VB
that_DT
a_DT
disc_NN
will_MD
be_BE
available_JJ
once_RB
the_DT
film_NN
has_HVZ
left_VBN
theaters_NNS
._.
chris_NP
blackwell_NP
,_,
founder_NN
of_IN
palm_NN
pictures_NNS
,_,
was_BEDZ
also_RB
involved_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
production_NN
of_IN
another_DT
jamaican_JJ
box-office_NN
smash_NN
in_IN
1981_CD
entitled_VBN
countryman_JJ
,_,
so_RB
i'd_???
say_NN
he_PP
has_HVZ
a_DT
pretty_JJ
good_JJ
track_NN
record_NN
._.
overall_JJ
,_,
third_OD
world_NN
cop_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
pretty_JJ
entertaining_JJ
homage_NN
to_IN
the_DT
films_NNS
of_IN
john_NP
woo_VB
,_,
ringo_NP
lam_???
,_,
tsui_???
hark_???
,_,
and_CC
many_DT
other_JJ
action_NN
films_NNS
by_IN
directors_NNS
from_IN
hong_NP
kong_NP
._.
if_CS
action_NN
films_NNS
are_BER
your_PP$
thing_NN
and_CC
you_PP
don't_DO
mind_VB
intermittent_JJ
subtitles_VBZ
,_,
then_RB
you_PP
can't_MD
go_VB
wrong_JJ
with_IN
this_DT
film_NN
._.
the_DT
performances_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
story_NN
are_BER
solid_JJ
(_(
if_CS
only_RB
a_DT
little_JJ
cliched_JJ
)_)
and_CC
the_DT
action_NN
is_BEZ
tight_RB
._.
i'm_???
not_XNOT
sure_JJ
what_WDT
the_DT
other_JJ
jamaican_JJ
films_NNS
released_VBN
in_IN
that_DT
country_NN
are_BER
like_IN
,_,
but_CC
apparently_RB
third_OD
world_NN
cop_NN
's_POS
honors_NNS
are_BER
well_RB
deserved_JJ
._.
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