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in_IN
some_DT
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,_,
rush_NN
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._.
the_DT
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work_NN
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._.
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trouble_NN
._.
all_PDT
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the_DT
criminal_JJ
element_NN
._.
the_DT
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always_RB
be_BE
completely_RB
mismatched_VBN
._.
the_DT
hero_NN
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to_TO
say_VB
some_DT
smart-assed_JJ
comment_NN
before_IN
(_(
and_CC
after_IN
)_(
shooting_NN
someone_PN
._.
however_RB
,_,
that_CS
doesn't_DOZ
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make_VB
for_IN
a_DT
bad_JJ
film_NN
._.
rush_NN
hour_NN
is_BEZ
jackie_NP
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first_OD
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the_DT
protector_NN
(_(
1985_CD
)_)
._.
proving_VBG
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many_DT
things_NNS
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foreign_JJ
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(_(
ie_RB
:_:
hong_NP
kong_NP
)_)
,_,
jackie_NP
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._.
still_RB
,_,
some_DT
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may_MD
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disappointed_JJ
,_,
as_CS
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himself_NN
has_HVZ
voiced_VBN
displeasure_NN
over_IN
the_DT
length_NN
of_IN
the_DT
fight_NN
scenes_NNS
(_(
which_WDT
he_PP
views_VBZ
as_CS
too_RB
short_JJ
,_,
according_VBG
to_IN
one_CD
interview_NN
)_)
._.
this_DT
film_NN
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a_DT
familiar_JJ
theme_NN
of_IN
east_NN
meets_VBZ
west_NN
._.
jackie_NP
chan_NP
is_BEZ
lee_NP
,_,
the_DT
straight_JJ
laced_VBD
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who_NP
is_BEZ
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help_VB
deal_NN
with_IN
a_DT
kidnapping_NN
case_NN
,_,
while_CS
chris_NP
tucker_NP
is_BEZ
carter_NP
,_,
the_DT
loudmouthed_JJ
,_,
destructive_JJ
cop_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
`_"
promoted_VBN
'_"
to_IN
the_DT
fbi_NP
to_IN
help_NN
him_PP
._.
or_CC
,_,
at_IN
least_DT
,_,
so_RB
he_PP
thinks_VBZ
(_(
also_RB
another_DT
classic_JJ
notion_NN
in_IN
action_NN
films_NNS
:_:
the_DT
fbi_NP
must_MD
always_RB
get_VB
in_IN
the_DT
way_NN
of_IN
our_PP$
heroes_NNS
)_)
._.
despite_IN
the_DT
necessary_JJ
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of_IN
action_NN
films_NNS
,_,
rush_NN
hour_NN
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some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
fun_NN
you'll_???
spend_NN
and_CC
hour_NN
and_CC
forty_CD
minutes_NNS
watching_VBG
._.
jackie_NP
chan_NP
continues_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
exciting_JJ
martial_JJ
artists_NNS
on_IN
the_DT
big_JJ
screen_NN
,_,
continuing_JJ
to_IN
perform_VB
his_PP$
own_DT
stunts_NNS
and_CC
dazzling_JJ
audiences_NNS
with_IN
his_PP$
flashy_JJ
kicks_VBZ
and_CC
punches_NNS
._.
chris_NP
tucker_NN
,_,
familiar_JJ
from_IN
his_PP$
whiny_NN
,_,
annoying_VBG
role_NN
in_IN
the_DT
fifth_OD
element_NN
is_BEZ
more_DT
palatable_JJ
,_,
complementing_VBG
jackie_NP
chan_NP
's_POS
straight-laced_JJ
character_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
jackie_NP
chan_NP
still_RB
maintains_VBZ
his_PP$
comic-slapstick_NN
edge_NN
,_,
as_CS
expected_VBN
of_IN
him_PP
and_CC
his_PP$
films_NNS
._.
perfectly_RB
downplaying_VBG
the_DT
`_"
fish-out-of-water_NN
'_"
routine_NN
through_IN
his_PP$
character_NN
's_POS
attempts_NNS
at_IN
mixing_NN
into_IN
american_JJ
culture_NN
,_,
he_PP
makes_VBZ
up_RP
for_IN
the_DT
down_IN
time_NN
his_PP$
character_NN
experiences_NNS
._.
when_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
in_IN
action_NN
,_,
however_RB
,_,
you'll_???
be_BE
amused_JJ
and_CC
dazzled_VBD
._.
still_RB
being_NN
inventive_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
use_NN
of_IN
objects_NNS
to_IN
beat_NN
people_NN
up_RP
(_(
in_IN
this_DT
case_NN
,_,
a_DT
steering_NN
wheel_NN
,_,
a_DT
serving_VBG
tray_NN
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
barstool_NN
)_)
,_,
jackie_NP
chan_NP
proves_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
the_DT
pioneer_NN
of_IN
slapstick_NP
kung_???
fu_???
._.
chris_NP
tucker_NN
's_POS
character_NN
may_MD
come_VB
across_IN
as_CS
irritating_JJ
,_,
yet_RB
is_BEZ
also_RB
humorous_JJ
._.
since_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
a_DT
physical_JJ
actor_NN
to_IN
the_DT
level_NN
of_IN
jackie_NP
chan_NP
,_,
he_PP
uses_VBZ
his_PP$
main_JJ
weapon_NN
:_:
his_PP$
mouth_NN
(_(
hence_RB
,_,
the_DT
tagline_JJ
,_,
`_"
fastest_JJS
hands_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
east_NN
meets_VBZ
the_DT
fastest_JJS
mouth_NN
in_IN
the_DT
west_NN
'_"
)_)
._.
while_CS
dialogue_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
necessarily_RB
shakespeare_NP
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
appropriate_JJ
for_IN
the_DT
film_NN
and_CC
still_RB
very_RB
funny_JJ
._.
while_CS
not_XNOT
necessarily_RB
poignant_JJ
,_,
attempts_NNS
at_IN
character_NN
development_NN
and_CC
growth_NN
between_IN
characters_NNS
come_VB
off_RP
surprisingly_RB
well_RB
._.
lee_NP
's_POS
`_"
knowledge_NN
'_"
of_IN
american_JJ
pop_NN
culture_NN
(_(
`_"
that_DT
's_BEZ
the_DT
beach_NN
boys_NNS
!_!
'_"
)_(
when_CS
contrasted_VBN
against_IN
carter_NP
's_POS
lack_NN
of_IN
knowledge_NN
of_IN
chinese_JJ
culture_NN
makes_VBZ
for_IN
an_DT
interesting_JJ
scene_NN
where_CS
lee_NP
teaches_VBZ
carter_NP
the_DT
kung_???
fu_???
disarming_NN
trick_NN
,_,
while_CS
carter_NP
teaches_VBZ
lee_NP
hip-hop_NN
dance_NN
moves_VBZ
._.
while_CS
rush_NN
hour_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
at_IN
the_DT
same_DT
level_NN
as_IN
police_NNS
story_NN
4_CD
and_CC
4_CD
(_(
known_VBN
in_IN
north_NN
america_NP
as_IN
supercop_???
and_CC
jackie_NP
chan_NP
's_POS
first_OD
strike_NN
,_,
respectively_RB
)_)
,_,
it_PP
more_RBR
than_CS
makes_VBZ
up_RP
for_IN
the_DT
poorly_RB
received_VBN
films_NNS
operation_NN
condor_NN
and_CC
mr_NN
._.
nice_JJ
guy_NN
._.
with_IN
its_PP$
appropriate_JJ
mixture_NN
of_IN
high_JJ
kicks_VBZ
and_CC
lots_NP
of_IN
laughs_NNS
,_,
it_PP
makes_VBZ
for_IN
a_DT
fun_NN
film_NN
._.
as_CS
well_RB
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
true_JJ
departure_NN
from_IN
jackie_NP
chan_NP
films_NNS
,_,
as_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
missing_VBG
one_CD
common_JJ
element_NN
:_:
a_DT
whiny_NN
female_NN
co-star_NN
._.