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there_EX
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._.
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._.
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,_,
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._.
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._.
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moreau_NN
)_)
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ronin_NP
._.
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intrigue_NN
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ronin_NP
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the_DT
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the_DT
last_OD
few_DT
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._.
the_DT
script_NN
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written_VBN
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j_NN
._.
d_NN
._.
zeik_???
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complexity_NN
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mission_NN
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._.
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certain_JJ
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this_DT
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all_PDT
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return_VB
multiple_JJ
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._.
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the_DT
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poise_NN
,_,
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us_PP
a_DT
dark_JJ
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stoically_RB
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tale_NN
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a_DT
group_NN
of_IN
post-cold_NN
war_NN
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earn_VB
their_PP$
paycheck_NN
._.
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ability_NN
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ronin_NP
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it_PP
._.
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cast_VBN
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noteworthies_NNS
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his_PP$
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quite_RB
some_DT
time_NN
._.
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offers_VBZ
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gravity_NN
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the_DT
ex-spy_JJ
sam_NP
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a_DT
man_NN
who_WP
's_BEZ
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france_NP
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help_NN
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shady_JJ
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controller_NN
named_VBN
dierdre_???
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)_(
recover_VB
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._.
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package_NN
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the_DT
central_JJ
motivator_NN
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the_DT
entire_JJ
cast_NN
,_,
especially_RB
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the_DT
requisite_JJ
double-crossing_NN
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,_,
and_CC
its_PP$
role_NN
is_BEZ
skillfully_RB
penned_VBN
by_IN
zeik_???
._.
at_IN
times_NNS
,_,
however_RB
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zeik_???
's_NNS
tale_NN
becomes_VBZ
almost_RB
too_RB
reminiscent_JJ
of_IN
mission_NN
:_:
impossible_JJ
-_-
de_NP
niro_???
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easily_RB
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tom_NP
cruise_NN
,_,
the_DT
package_NN
might_MD
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cruise_NN
's_POS
computer_NN
disk_NN
._.
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focus_NN
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the_DT
package_NN
,_,
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mission_NN
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more_DT
concerned_JJ
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double-cross_IN
and_CC
why_WRB
it_PP
happened_VBD
._.
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action_NN
content_NN
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impressive_JJ
,_,
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it_PP
lives_VBZ
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to_IN
the_DT
hints_NNS
given_VBN
in_IN
previews_NNS
._.
the_DT
only_JJ
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who_WP
will_MD
be_BE
disappointed_JJ
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those_DT
who_WP
expect_VB
full-blown_JJ
combat_NN
scenes_NNS
and_CC
instead_RB
are_BER
forced_VBN
to_IN
suffer_VB
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moments_NNS
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slowness_NN
._.
ronin_NP
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a_DT
degree_NN
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intelligence_NN
to_IN
follow_VB
all_RB
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the_DT
nuance_NN
from_IN
start_NN
to_IN
finish_NN
,_,
but_CC
even_RB
the_DT
uninitiated_JJ
will_MD
be_BE
able_JJ
to_TO
keep_VB
a_DT
grasp_NN
on_IN
most_DT
characters_NNS
mand_???
subplots_NNS
._.
the_DT
suspense_NN
tapers_NNS
off_IN
considerably_RB
by_IN
the_DT
end_NN
,_,
a_DT
bit_NN
of_IN
a_DT
drawback_NN
because_CS
of_IN
its_PP$
height_NN
at_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
's_POS
open_JJ
._.
considering_VBG
these_DT
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it_PP
's_BEZ
good_JJ
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see_VB
that_DT
ronin_NP
was_BEDZ
a_DT
project_NN
that_CS
turned_VBD
out_RP
well_RB
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
another_DT
good_JJ
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month_NN
._.
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quality_NN
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usually_RB
sparse_JJ
during_IN
the_DT
early_JJ
fall_NN
months_NNS
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
definitely_RB
worth_IN
the_DT
visit_NN
._.