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on_IN
the_DT
basis_NN
of_IN
this_DT
film_NN
alone_RB
,_,
i_PP
never_RB
would_MD
have_HV
predicted_VBN
that_CS
,_,
in_IN
two_CD
years_NNS
,_,
quentin_NP
tarantino_NP
would_MD
become_VB
the_DT
country_NN
's_POS
biggest_JJS
hotshot_NN
director_NN
._.
reservoir_NN
dogs_NNS
has_HVZ
hints_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
tarantino_NP
brilliance_NN
that_CS
emerged_VBD
in_IN
pulp_NN
fiction_NN
,_,
but_CC
is_BEZ
a_DT
much_RB
less_RBR
substantive_JJ
,_,
more_DT
conventional_JJ
crime_NN
story_NN
than_CS
the_DT
big_JJ
pf_???
._.
here_RB
's_POS
what_WDT
the_DT
two_CD
movies_NNS
do_DO
have_HV
in_IN
common_JJ
._.
._.
._.
--scenes_NNS
of_IN
intelligent_JJ
,_,
amusing_JJ
dialogue_NN
with_IN
no_DT
relevance_NN
to_IN
the_DT
plot_NN
--a_???
story_NN
that_CS
jumps_VBZ
back_RP
and_CC
forth_RB
in_IN
time_NN
rather_RB
than_CS
going_VBG
in_IN
a_DT
logical_JJ
,_,
chronological_JJ
sequence_NN
--graphic_JJ
yet_RB
necessary_JJ
violence_NN
--an_???
engaging_JJ
crime_NN
story_NN
--dialogue_NN
liberally_RB
spiced_VBN
with_IN
swear_NN
words_NNS
and_CC
racial_JJ
/_SYM
gender_NN
slurs_NNS
--three_NN
of_IN
the_DT
same_DT
actors_NNS
(_(
harvey_NP
keitel_NN
,_,
tim_NP
roth_NP
and_CC
steve_NP
buscemi_NP
)_)
--a_???
mexican_JJ
standoff_NN
ending_NN
,_,
although_CS
this_DT
one_CD
is_BEZ
considerably_RB
less_DT
optimistic_JJ
than_CS
pf_???
reservoir_NN
dogs_NNS
is_BEZ
an_DT
entire_JJ
hour_NN
shorter_JJR
than_CS
pulp_NN
fiction_NN
because_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
only_RB
got_VBN
one_CD
story_NN
to_IN
tell_VB
rather_RB
than_CS
three_CD
._.
crime_NN
lord_NN
joe_NP
cabot_NP
(_(
veteran_NN
actor_NN
lawrence_NP
tierney_NP
)_)
has_HVZ
assembled_VBN
five_CD
criminals_NNS
who_WP
have_HV
never_RB
even_RB
met_VBN
each_DT
other_JJ
to_IN
pull_NN
a_DT
diamond_NN
store_NN
heist_NN
._.
the_DT
five_CD
are_BER
instructed_VBN
not_XNOT
to_TO
reveal_VB
their_PP$
real_JJ
names_NNS
or_CC
personal_JJ
details_NNS
or_CC
anything_PN
the_DT
cops_NNS
could_MD
use_VB
if_CS
one_CD
of_IN
them_PP
was_BEDZ
captured_VBN
and_CC
interrogated_VBN
._.
instead_RB
,_,
they_PP
are_BER
all_PDT
given_VBN
code_NN
names_NNS
off_IN
the_DT
color_NN
chart_NN
--_???
mr_NN
._.
white_JJ
(_(
keitel_NN
)_)
,_,
mr_NN
._.
pink_JJ
(_(
buscemi_NP
)_)
,_,
mr_NN
._.
orange_NN
(_(
roth_NP
)_)
,_,
mr_NN
._.
blonde_JJ
(_(
michael_NP
madsen_NP
)_)
,_,
mr_NN
._.
brown_JJ
(_(
tarantino_NP
)_)
and_CC
mr_NN
._.
peach_NN
(_(
tarantino_NP
's_POS
chin_NN
)_)
._.
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
's_POS
running_NN
time_NN
is_BEZ
spent_VBN
with_IN
mr_NN
._.
white_JJ
and_CC
pink_JJ
waiting_NN
at_IN
a_DT
warehouse_NN
for_IN
the_DT
others_NNS
to_IN
arrive_VB
._.
mr_NN
._.
orange_NN
,_,
meanwhile_RB
,_,
is_BEZ
on_IN
the_DT
floor_NN
,_,
dying_JJ
from_IN
a_DT
gunshot_NN
wound_NN
._.
the_DT
police_NNS
had_HVD
arrived_VBN
at_IN
the_DT
scene_NN
of_IN
the_DT
crime_NN
way_NN
too_RB
soon_RB
,_,
leading_JJ
white_JJ
to_IN
believe_VB
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
five_CD
was_BEDZ
an_DT
informant_NN
._.
the_DT
story_NN
's_POS
background_NN
unfolds_NNS
through_IN
a_DT
series_NN
of_IN
flashbacks_NNS
,_,
of_IN
the_DT
crime_NN
itself_PPX
and_CC
the_DT
meetings_NNS
between_IN
joe_NP
and_CC
the_DT
criminals_NNS
prior_JJ
to_IN
the_DT
crime_NN
._.
eventually_RB
,_,
blonde_JJ
arrives_VBZ
with_IN
a_DT
police_NNS
officer_NN
hostage_NN
,_,
and_CC
what_WDT
follows_VBZ
is_BEZ
a_DT
truly_RB
brutal_JJ
,_,
uncomfortable_JJ
torture_NN
scene_NN
._.
let_VB
's_BEZ
just_RB
say_VB
picasso_NP
would_MD
be_BE
inspired_VBN
by_IN
what_WDT
blonde_JJ
does_DOZ
to_TO
the_DT
cop_NN
's_POS
ear_NN
._.
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
the_DT
time_NN
,_,
reservoir_NN
dogs_NNS
seems_VBZ
like_IN
your_PP$
typical_JJ
gangster_NN
heist-gone-wrong_JJ
movie_NN
,_,
but_CC
there_EX
are_BER
a_DT
few_DT
sequences_NNS
that_CS
are_BER
uniquely_RB
tarantino_NN
._.
the_DT
opening_NN
scene_NN
in_IN
the_DT
coffee_NN
shop_NN
starts_VBZ
the_DT
movie_NN
off_IN
on_IN
a_DT
high_JJ
note_NN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
it_PP
doesn't_DOZ
live_VB
up_RP
to_IN
,_,
as_CS
the_DT
criminals_NNS
plus_IN
joe_NP
have_HV
a_DT
conversation_NN
on_IN
,_,
among_IN
other_JJ
things_NNS
,_,
tipping_VBG
philosophies_NNS
and_CC
their_PP$
interpretations_NNS
of_IN
madonna_NP
's_POS
"_"
like_JJ
a_NN
virgin_NN
._.
"_"
another_DT
scene_NN
involves_VBZ
roth_NP
's_POS
lengthy_JJ
manufactured_JJ
story_NN
about_IN
running_VBG
into_IN
a_DT
group_NN
of_IN
cops_NNS
and_CC
a_DT
police_NNS
dog_NN
in_IN
a_DT
bus_NN
station_NN
bathroom_NN
while_CS
carrying_VBG
a_DT
giant_NN
bag_NN
of_IN
marijuana_NN
._.
neither_RB
of_IN
these_DT
have_HV
much_DT
plot_NN
relevance_NN
but_CC
are_BER
given_VBN
ample_JJ
time_NN
to_IN
develop_VB
,_,
like_IN
the_DT
captain_NN
koons_NNS
gold_NN
watch_NN
speech_NN
in_IN
pulp_NN
fiction_NN
,_,
only_RB
here_RB
these_DT
sequences_NNS
are_BER
more_DT
enjoyable_JJ
than_CS
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
._.
reservoir_NN
dogs_NNS
is_BEZ
good_JJ
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
no_DT
pulp_NN
fiction_NN
._.