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call_VB
it_PP
touched_VBD
by_IN
a_DT
demon_NN
._.
gregory_NP
hoblit_JJ
's_POS
fallen_JJ
is_BEZ
a_DT
serial_NN
killer_NN
movie_NN
with_IN
an_DT
unusual_JJ
,_,
horrific_JJ
twist_NN
._.
if_CS
marketed_VBN
properly_RB
,_,
this_DT
film_NN
could_MD
have_HV
crossover_RB
appeal_NN
for_IN
both_PDT
those_DT
who_WP
appreciate_VB
supernatural_JJ
tales_NNS
like_IN
the_DT
prophesy_NN
and_CC
those_DT
who_WP
crave_VB
grim_JJ
,_,
dark_JJ
thrillers_NNS
like_IN
silence_NN
of_IN
the_DT
lambs_NNS
and_CC
seven_CD
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
there_EX
's_BEZ
even_RB
a_DT
little_JJ
twin_NN
peaks_NNS
to_IN
be_BE
found_VB
here_RB
,_,
albeit_CS
with_IN
the_DT
lion_NN
's_POS
share_NN
of_IN
the_DT
weirdness_NN
distilled_JJ
out_RP
._.
(_)
remember_VB
bob_NN
?_?
)_)
the_DT
biggest_JJS
failing_JJ
of_IN
fallen_JJ
is_BEZ
that_CS
,_,
although_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
consistently_RB
interesting_JJ
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
always_RB
as_IN
edgy_???
and_CC
suspenseful_JJ
as_IN
one_CD
might_MD
hope_VB
._.
a_DT
serial_NN
killer_NN
(_(
elias_NP
koteas_JJ
)_)
has_HVZ
been_BEN
on_IN
the_DT
loose_JJ
in_IN
philadephia_NN
,_,
but_CC
detective_NN
john_NP
hobbes_NP
(_(
denzel_???
washington_NP
)_)
,_,
the_DT
noblest_NN
man_NN
on_IN
the_DT
police_NNS
force_NN
,_,
has_HVZ
brought_VBN
him_PP
to_IN
justice_NN
._.
now_RB
,_,
during_IN
his_PP$
last_OD
hours_NNS
on_IN
death_NN
row_NN
awaiting_VBG
his_PP$
inevitable_JJ
date_NN
with_IN
the_DT
gas_NN
chamber_NN
,_,
the_DT
mass_NN
murderer_NN
cryptically_RB
tells_VBZ
hobbes_NNS
,_,
"_"
what_WDT
goes_VBZ
around_IN
really_RB
goes_VBZ
around_IN
._.
"_"
shortly_RB
thereafter_RB
,_,
he_PP
begins_VBZ
to_IN
sing_VB
"_"
time_NN
is_BEZ
on_IN
my_PP$
side_NN
"_"
as_IN
he_PP
's_BEZ
taken_VBN
on_IN
his_PP$
last_OD
walk_NN
._.
minutes_NNS
later_RBR
,_,
the_DT
state_NN
of_IN
pennsylvania_NP
has_HVZ
carried_VBN
out_RP
the_DT
execution_NN
and_CC
edgar_NP
reese_JJ
is_BEZ
dead_JJ
._.
but_CC
for_IN
hobbes_NNS
,_,
the_DT
nightmare_NN
is_BEZ
just_RB
beginning_VBG
,_,
because_CS
reese_JJ
wasn't_BEDZ
a_DT
normal_JJ
psychopath_NN
?_?
he_PP
was_BEDZ
the_DT
host_NN
body_NN
for_IN
a_DT
mythical_JJ
dark_NN
angel_NN
named_VBN
azazel_???
._.
and_VB
,_,
with_IN
reese_JJ
's_POS
death_NN
,_,
azazel_???
is_BEZ
free_JJ
to_TO
hop_VB
from_IN
body_NN
to_IN
body_NN
,_,
murdering_VBG
and_CC
wreaking_VBG
havoc_NN
at_IN
will_NN
._.
only_RB
hobbes_NNS
and_CC
a_DT
pretty_JJ
,_,
female_JJ
theology_NN
teacher_NN
(_(
embeth_NP
davidtz_???
)_(
have_HV
an_DT
inkling_NN
of_IN
what_WDT
they're_???
up_IN
against_IN
._.
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
cops_NNS
,_,
including_IN
hobbes_NNS
'_"
partner_NN
,_,
jonesy_NN
(_(
john_NP
goodman_NN
)_)
;_;
lou_NP
(_(
james_NP
gandolfini_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
newcomer_NN
to_IN
the_DT
department_NN
;_;
and_CC
lieutenant_NN
stanton_NP
(_(
donald_NP
sutherland_NP
)_)
,_,
don't_DO
have_HV
a_DT
clue_NN
,_,
and_CC
,_,
as_CS
a_DT
result_NN
,_,
they_PP
are_BER
in_IN
mortal_JJ
danger_NN
._.
as_CS
depicted_VBN
by_IN
hoblit_JJ
(_(
primal_JJ
fear_NN
)_)
and_CC
cinematographer_NN
newton_NP
thomas_NP
sigel_NP
,_,
philadelphia_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
dark_JJ
,_,
dreary_JJ
place_NN
?_?
a_DT
gothic_JJ
city_NN
rather_RB
than_CS
a_DT
modern_JJ
one_CD
._.
no_DT
skyscrapers_NNS
or_CC
other_JJ
monoliths_NNS
of_IN
current_JJ
architecture_NN
or_CC
technology_NN
are_BER
shown_VBN
._.
the_DT
most_DT
famous_JJ
landmark_NN
to_IN
appear_VB
isn't_BEZ
the_DT
liberty_NN
bell_NN
or_CC
independence_NN
hall_NN
;_;
it_PP
's_BEZ
geno_NP
's_POS
steaks_NNS
._.
shadows_NNS
and_CC
night_NN
scenes_NNS
abound_VB
._.
the_DT
days_NNS
are_BER
cloudy_JJ
and_CC
unpromising_JJ
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
setting_NN
where_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
easy_JJ
to_TO
believe_VB
that_DT
fallen_JJ
angels_NNS
walk_VB
among_IN
men_NNS
._.
fallen_VBN
's_BEZ
plot_NN
is_BEZ
brimming_VBG
with_IN
potential_JJ
,_,
not_XNOT
all_PDT
of_IN
which_WDT
is_BEZ
realized_VBN
._.
somehow_RB
,_,
i_PP
would_MD
have_HV
expected_VBN
a_DT
more_RBR
frightening_JJ
tale_NN
to_IN
emerge_VB
from_IN
something_PN
with_IN
this_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
premise_NN
._.
but_CC
the_DT
level_NN
of_IN
terror_NN
,_,
like_IN
that_DT
of_IN
gore_NP
,_,
is_BEZ
kept_VBN
in_IN
check_NN
._.
nevertheless_RB
,_,
there_EX
are_BER
several_DT
creepily_NN
effective_JJ
scenes_NNS
as_IN
the_DT
spirit_NN
of_IN
azazel_???
moves_NNS
from_IN
body_NN
to_IN
body_NN
when_CS
people_NN
bump_NN
against_IN
each_DT
other_JJ
on_IN
crowded_JJ
city_NN
sidewalks_NNS
._.
the_DT
film_NN
also_RB
boasts_VBZ
a_DT
chase_NN
sequence_NN
of_IN
a_DT
kind_NN
that_CS
can_MD
best_JJS
be_BE
described_VBD
as_CS
unusual_JJ
._.
of_IN
the_DT
several_DT
dozen_NN
actors_NNS
to_IN
play_NN
azazel_???
,_,
the_DT
best_JJS
is_BEZ
by_IN
far_RB
elias_NP
koteas_JJ
(_(
exotica_NP
,_,
crash_NN
)_)
,_,
who_WP
,_,
despite_IN
only_RB
being_BEG
on_IN
screen_NN
for_IN
about_IN
ten_CD
minutes_NNS
,_,
gives_VBZ
a_DT
fantastically_RB
charged_VBN
performance_NN
._.
john_NP
goodman_NN
also_RB
seems_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
enjoying_VBG
himself_NN
,_,
although_CS
his_PP$
role_NN
for_IN
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
relegated_VBN
to_IN
that_DT
of_IN
a_DT
burly_JJ
sidekick_NN
._.
sadly_RB
,_,
however_RB
,_,
these_DT
two_CD
are_BER
the_DT
only_RB
ones_NNS
who_WP
excel_VB
._.
everyone_PN
else_RB
,_,
including_IN
denzel_???
washington_NP
,_,
is_BEZ
boring_JJ
._.
washington_NP
's_POS
flat_NN
performance_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
most_DT
disappointing_JJ
surprise_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
that_DT
he_PP
's_BEZ
bad_JJ
per_IN
se_NN
,_,
but_CC
he_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
very_RB
interesting_JJ
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
no_DT
real_JJ
sense_NN
of_IN
vulnerability_NN
or_CC
desperation_NN
in_IN
the_DT
way_NN
he_PP
portrays_VBZ
his_PP$
character_NN
,_,
and_CC
that_CS
keeps_VBZ
us_PP
distanced_VBN
,_,
however_RB
slightly_RB
,_,
from_IN
hobbes_NNS
._.
as_CS
circumstances_NNS
become_VB
progressively_RB
more_DT
dire_JJ
for_IN
the_DT
cop_NN
,_,
and_CC
as_CS
his_PP$
life-or-death_NN
chess_NN
game_NN
with_IN
azazel_???
approaches_NNS
the_DT
point_NN
of_IN
checkmate_JJ
,_,
i_PP
expected_VBD
to_IN
be_BE
more_DT
on_IN
the_DT
edge_NN
of_IN
my_PP$
seat_NN
than_CS
i_PP
was_BEDZ
._.
washington_NP
's_POS
subdued_JJ
approach_NN
is_BEZ
part_NN
of_IN
the_DT
reason_NN
for_IN
this_DT
;_;
i_PP
never_RB
felt_VBD
a_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
urgency_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
at_IN
least_DT
washington_NP
was_BEDZ
believable_JJ
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
more_DT
than_CS
can_MD
be_BE
said_VBN
for_IN
embeth_NP
davidtz_???
(_(
schindler_JJ
's_NNS
list_NN
)_)
and_CC
donald_NP
sutherland_NP
._.
to_IN
be_BE
fair_JJ
,_,
the_DT
flaws_NNS
in_IN
their_PP$
characters_NNS
aren't_BER
all_PDT
acting-related_VBN
;_;
neither_RB
stanton_NP
nor_CC
gretta_NP
milano_NP
are_BER
well-written_JJ
._.
that_CS
said_VBN
,_,
however_RB
,_,
there_EX
's_BEZ
nothing_PN
inspired_JJ
about_IN
either_DT
davidtz_???
's_BEZ
or_CC
sutherland_NP
's_POS
work_NN
._.
both_RB
appear_VB
to_IN
be_BE
sleepwalking_CS
their_PP$
way_NN
through_IN
the_DT
parts_NNS
,_,
as_CS
if_CS
they_PP
know_VB
that_CS
their_PP$
contribution_NN
to_IN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
advancing_JJ
the_DT
plot_NN
rather_RB
than_CS
developing_JJ
a_DT
multi-dimensional_JJ
individual_JJ
._.
narratively_RB
,_,
fallen_VBN
has_HVZ
a_DT
few_DT
glaring_JJ
weaknesses_NNS
._.
although_CS
the_DT
plot_NN
proceeds_NNS
with_IN
a_DT
convoluted_VBN
,_,
game-like_JJ
structure_NN
,_,
it_PP
uses_VBZ
a_DT
denzel_???
washington-supplied_JJ
voiceover_NN
to_IN
overexplain_NN
matters_NNS
._.
at_IN
times_NNS
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
actually_RB
helpful_JJ
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
has_HVZ
a_DT
use_NN
beyond_IN
the_DT
obvious_JJ
,_,
but_CC
there_EX
are_BER
occasions_NNS
when_CS
ponderous_JJ
lines_NNS
like_IN
"_"
i_PP
like_VB
the_DT
night_NN
?_?
sometimes_RB
you_PP
come_VB
face_NN
to_IN
face_NN
with_IN
yourself_PPX
"_"
become_VB
a_DT
little_JJ
hard_JJ
to_IN
swallow_NP
._.
in_IN
addition_NN
,_,
fallen_VBN
is_BEZ
saddled_VBD
with_IN
the_DT
same_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
disgustingly_RB
bland_JJ
,_,
generic_JJ
theology_NN
embraced_VBD
by_IN
numerous_JJ
movies_NNS
and_CC
tv_NN
shows_VBZ
like_IN
touched_VBN
by_IN
an_DT
angel_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
despite_IN
the_DT
negatives_NNS
,_,
i'm_???
still_JJ
recommending_VBG
fallen_JJ
on_IN
the_DT
strength_NN
of_IN
its_PP$
complex_JJ
plot_NN
and_CC
especially_RB
its_PP$
ending_NN
,_,
which_WDT
i_PP
loved_VBD
._.
the_DT
final_JJ
scenes_NNS
are_BER
startling_JJ
,_,
audacious_JJ
,_,
and_CC
unexpected_JJ
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
often_RB
that_DT
a_DT
plot_NN
development_NN
takes_VBZ
me_PP
by_IN
surprise_NN
the_DT
way_NN
this_DT
one_CD
did_DOD
._.
at_IN
a_DT
time_NN
when_CS
most_DT
movies_NNS
fall_VB
apart_RB
in_IN
the_DT
last_OD
ten_CD
minutes_NNS
,_,
fallen_VBN
manages_VBZ
to_TO
buck_NN
the_DT
trend_NN
and_CC
redeem_VB
itself_PPX
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
a_DT
great_JJ
motion_NN
picture_NN
,_,
but_CC
,_,
considering_VBG
how_WRB
bad_JJ
most_DT
january_NP
releases_VBZ
are_BER
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
reasonably_RB
entertaining_JJ
way_NN
to_IN
spend_NN
two_CD
hours_NNS
._.
and_CC
,_,
whatever_WDT
you_PP
do_DO
,_,
don't_DO
walk_VB
out_RP
on_IN
the_DT
film_NN
before_IN
the_DT
end_NN
credits_NNS
have_HV
begun_VBN
to_IN
roll_NN
._.