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._.
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needless_JJ
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brainless_NN
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sight_NN
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depth_NN
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seeing_VBG
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latest_JJS
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film_NN
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my_PP$
mind_NN
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forceful_JJ
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those_DT
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million_NN
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guy_NN
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living_NN
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it_NN
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film_NN
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getting_VBG
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jail_NN
--_???
which_WDT
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interesting_JJ
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only_JJ
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help_NN
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soderbergh_NP
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videotape_NN
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pretentious_JJ
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admirable_JJ
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freeze-frame_NN
stuff_NN
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)_)
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film_NN
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matched_VBN
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lopez_???
._.
lopez_???
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of_IN
course_NN
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beautiful_JJ
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her_PP$
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her_PP$
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loathsome_JJ
u-turn_NN
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chemistry_NN
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one_CD
another_DT
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the_DT
best_JJS
scene_NN
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the_DT
film_NN
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far_RB
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seduction_NN
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brilliance_NN
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part_NN
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soderbergh_NP
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back_VB
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forth_RB
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their_PP$
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physical_JJ
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minutes_NNS
later_RBR
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series_NN
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soft_JJ
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glances_NNS
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layered_JJ
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light_NN
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result_NN
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one_CD
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the_DT
better_JJR
love_NN
scenes_NNS
in_IN
recent_JJ
cinema_NN
--_???
meaningful_JJ
and_CC
engrossing_VBG
._.
the_DT
supporting_JJ
cast_NN
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strong_JJ
,_,
led_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
always-reliable_JJ
ving_???
rhames_FW
._.
dennis_NP
farina_NP
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cheadle_NN
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the_DT
profoundly_RB
stupid_JJ
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zahn_???
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accomplice_NN
glenn_NP
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his_PP$
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(_(
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a_DT
film_NN
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every_DT
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already_RB
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a_DT
high_JJ
level_NN
)_)
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the_DT
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helped_VBN
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the_DT
dialogue_NN
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intelligently-constructed_VBN
script_NN
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scott_NP
frank_NP
._.
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sight_NN
is_BEZ
certainly_RB
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light_NN
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there_EX
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a_DT
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heavy_JJ
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linger_VB
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the_DT
memory_NN
._.
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i_PP
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recommend_VB
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simply_RB
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entertainment_NN
._.
not_XNOT
every_DT
film_NN
has_HVZ
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change_VB
your_PP$
life_NN
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
nice_JJ
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see_VB
a_DT
movie_NN
that_CS
uses_VBZ
the_DT
art_NN
to_IN
tell_VB
a_NP
great_JJ
story_NN
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simply_RB
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entertain_VB
its_PP$
viewers_NNS
._.
as_CS
for_IN
the_DT
book_NN
,_,
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
good_JJ
enough_RB
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make_VB
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believe_VB
that_CS
there_EX
might_MD
be_BE
something_PN
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the_DT
text_NN
worth_IN
looking_VBG
at_IN
._.
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