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what_WDT
if_CS
one_CD
of_IN
our_PP$
cities_NNS
became_VBD
the_DT
target_NN
for_IN
terror_NN
?_?
what_WDT
can_MD
we_PP
do_DO
?_?
what_WDT
can_MD
america_NP
really_RB
do_DO
about_IN
the_DT
increasing_JJ
threat_NN
of_IN
terrorism_NN
?_?
what_WDT
basic_JJ
human_JJ
rights_NNS
are_BER
we_PP
willing_JJ
to_TO
sacrifice_VB
to_IN
prevent_VB
another_DT
oklahoma_NP
city_NN
disaster_NN
?_?
so_RB
far_RB
america_NP
has_HVZ
been_BEN
the_DT
leading_JJ
nation_NN
,_,
opposing_VBG
the_DT
fundamentalist_JJ
terrorists_NNS
around_IN
the_DT
world_NN
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
the_DT
land_NN
of_IN
opportunities_NNS
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
the_DT
land_NN
of_IN
freedom_NN
._.
but_CC
what_WDT
if_CS
it_PP
became_VBD
the_DT
new_JJ
target_NN
?_?
this_DT
dark_JJ
fantasy_NN
has_HVZ
unfortunately_RB
a_DT
very_RB
strong_JJ
grounding_NN
in_IN
reality_NN
._.
when_CS
a_DT
special_JJ
branch_NN
of_IN
the_DT
united_JJ
states_NNS
military_JJ
,_,
under_IN
the_DT
command_NN
of_IN
general_JJ
william_NP
devereaux_NP
(_(
bruce_NP
willis_NP
)_)
,_,
takes_VBZ
prisoner_NN
suspected_JJ
terrorist_NN
mastermind_IN
sheik_NN
ahmed_NP
bin_NN
talal_???
,_,
islamic_JJ
fundamentalists_NNS
across_IN
the_DT
world_NN
take_VB
notice_NN
._.
the_DT
only_JJ
warning_NN
the_DT
fbi_NP
receives_VBZ
is_BEZ
a_DT
single_JJ
,_,
cryptic_JJ
message_NN
:_:
"_"
release_NN
him_PP
._.
"_"
then_RB
all_PDT
hell_NN
breaks_NNS
loose_JJ
in_IN
new_JJ
york_NP
._.
a_DT
bus_NN
is_BEZ
destroyed_VBN
,_,
killing_VBG
25_CD
civilians_NNS
._.
a_DT
broadway_NN
theater_NN
is_BEZ
bombed_VBN
._.
hostages_NNS
are_BER
taken_VBN
at_IN
a_DT
school_NN
._.
as_CS
the_DT
wave_NN
of_IN
terrorist_NN
activity_NN
crests_NNS
,_,
the_DT
president_NN
must_MD
consider_VB
if_CS
the_DT
only_JJ
way_NN
to_IN
save_VB
the_DT
city_NN
and_CC
break_NN
the_DT
grip_NN
of_IN
fear_NN
is_BEZ
to_TO
declare_VB
martial_JJ
law_NN
._.
devereaux_NP
argues_VBZ
against_IN
that_DT
eventuality_NN
,_,
but_CC
is_BEZ
nevertheless_RB
ready_JJ
to_IN
lead_NN
000_CD
,_,
000_CD
men_NNS
into_IN
action_NN
on_IN
american_JJ
soil_NN
._.
another_DT
person_NN
not_XNOT
in_IN
favor_NP
of_IN
martial_JJ
law_NN
is_BEZ
anthony_NP
hubbard_NP
(_(
denzel_???
washington_NP
)_)
,_,
the_DT
fbi_NP
agent_NN
in_IN
charge_NN
of_IN
investigating_VBG
the_DT
terrorist_NN
activities_NNS
._.
his_PP$
staff_NN
is_BEZ
comprised_VBN
of_IN
smart_JJ
,_,
energetic_JJ
,_,
intelligent_JJ
men_NNS
and_CC
women_NNS
very_RB
much_DT
unlike_JJ
the_DT
usual_JJ
group_NN
o_NN
!_!
f_NN
moronic_JJ
feds_???
we're_???
used_JJ
to_TO
seeing_CS
in_CD
movies_NNS
._.
hubbard_NP
develops_VBZ
an_DT
uneasy_JJ
alliance_NN
with_IN
cia_NP
agent_NN
elise_NN
kraft_NP
(_(
annette_NN
bening_NN
)_)
,_,
whose_WP$
department_NN
knows_VBZ
more_DT
about_IN
the_DT
situation_NN
than_CS
they're_???
willing_JJ
to_TO
reveal_VB
._.
but_CC
the_DT
attacks_NNS
escalate_VB
._.
the_DT
fbi_NP
are_BER
helpless_JJ
,_,
chasing_VBG
an_DT
invisible_JJ
enemy_NN
._.
the_DT
land_NN
is_BEZ
under_IN
siege_NN
._.
they_PP
have_HV
lost_VBN
control_NN
._.
._.
a_NN
terror_NN
is_BEZ
coming_VBG
from_IN
within_IN
._.
._.
what_WDT
's_BEZ
great_JJ
about_IN
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
made_VBN
as_IN
if_CS
holding_VBG
up_RP
a_DT
mirror_NN
to_IN
life_NN
._.
it_PP
reflects_VBZ
reality_NN
._.
and_CC
that_CS
's_NNS
why_WRB
it_PP
makes_VBZ
such_DT
an_DT
impact_NN
._.
edward_NP
zwick_NP
has_HVZ
created_VBN
a_DT
clever_JJ
,_,
well_RB
written_VBN
and_CC
terrifying_JJ
thriller_NN
that_CS
may_MD
very_RB
well_RB
be_BE
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
films_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
season_NN
._.
the_DT
director_NN
manages_VBZ
to_IN
tell_VB
several_DT
stories_NNS
simultaneously_RB
._.
and_CC
so_RB
his_PP$
film_NN
plays_VBZ
on_IN
several_DT
levels_NNS
,_,
never_RB
loosing_VBG
focus_NN
on_IN
its_PP$
main_JJ
objective_NN
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
exploring_VBG
the_DT
abuse_NN
of_IN
power_NN
,_,
the_DT
distrustful_JJ
relationships_NNS
that_CS
exist_VB
between_IN
various_JJ
segments_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
u_NN
._.
s_NN
._.
government_NN
(_(
the_DT
army_NN
,_,
the_DT
fbi_NP
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
cia_NP
)_)
._.
he_PP
takes_VBZ
a_DT
look_NN
at_IN
the_DT
complexities_NNS
inherent_JJ
when_CS
so_RB
many_DT
secrets_NNS
and_CC
lies_NNS
are_BER
involved_JJ
._.
the_DT
palestinian_JJ
community_NN
in_IN
1998_CD
new_JJ
york_NP
is_BEZ
treated_VBN
exactly_RB
as_IN
japanese_JJ
americans_NNS
were_BED
during_IN
world_NN
war_NN
ii_CD
._.
there_EX
are_BER
concentration_NN
camps_NNS
and_CC
unlawful_JJ
interments_NNS
,_,
all_PDT
in_IN
the_DT
name_NN
of_IN
the_DT
"_"
greater_JJR
good_JJ
._.
"_"
in_IN
the_DT
latter_DT
part_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
the_DT
land_NN
of_IN
opportunities_NNS
looses_NNS
its_PP$
heart_NN
and_CC
soul_NN
--_???
freedom_NN
._.
was_BEDZ
that_DT
what_WDT
the_DT
terror_NN
!_!
ists_???
really_RB
wanted_VBN
?_?
this_DT
film_NN
has_HVZ
evoked_VBN
protests_NNS
and_CC
objections_NNS
from_IN
the_DT
arab-american_JJ
population_NN
in_IN
the_DT
u_NN
._.
s_NN
._.
and_CC
n_NN
._.
y_NN
._.
especially_RB
._.
but_CC
to_IN
me_PP
these_DT
protests_NNS
seem_VB
unnecessary_JJ
._.
zwick_NP
is_BEZ
careful_JJ
to_TO
not_XNOT
step_VB
over_IN
the_DT
line_NN
and_CC
make_VB
the_DT
palestinians_NNS
typical_JJ
hollywood_NP
bad_JJ
guys_NNS
._.
the_DT
script_NN
is_BEZ
therefore_RB
wonderfully_RB
balanced_JJ
._.
agent_NN
hubbard_NP
's_POS
best_JJS
friend_NN
and_CC
loyal_JJ
colleague_NN
frank_NP
haddad_NP
(_(
tony_NP
shalhoub_???
)_(
is_BEZ
lebanese-american_JJ
._.
and_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
quite_RB
often_RB
you_PP
hear_VB
lines_NNS
such_DT
as_IN
"_"
my_PP$
first_OD
boyfriend_NN
was_BEDZ
palestinian_JJ
._.
they_PP
seduce_VB
you_PP
with_IN
their_PP$
suffering_NN
"_"
or_CC
"_"
they_PP
love_VB
this_DT
country_NN
as_IN
much_DT
as_IN
we_PP
do_DO
._.
"_"
but_CC
no_DT
matter_NN
how_WRB
you_PP
twist_VB
this_DT
matter_NN
,_,
you_PP
won't_MD
get_VB
away_RB
from_IN
the_DT
fact_NN
that_CS
when_CS
it_PP
comes_VBZ
to_IN
world_NN
wide_JJ
terrorism_NN
it_PP
is_BEZ
arab-speaking_VBG
population_NN
who_NP
are_BER
in_IN
the_DT
great_JJ
majority_NN
._.
more_DT
to_IN
the_DT
point_NN
,_,
the_DT
siege_NN
demonstrates_VBZ
the_DT
injustice_NN
of_IN
blanket_NN
condemnation_NN
of_IN
any_DT
ethnic_JJ
group_NN
by_IN
depicting_VBG
the_DT
unfair_JJ
treatment_NN
of_IN
all_PDT
arab-americans_NNS
by_IN
the_DT
u_NN
._.
s_NN
._.
military_JJ
._.
and_CC
thus_RB
this_DT
film_NN
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
serve_VB
as_CS
a_DT
source_NN
for_IN
discrimination_NN
in_IN
any_DT
!_!
way_NN
._.
denzel_???
washington_NP
is_BEZ
dashing_VBG
as_IN
always_RB
._.
in_IN
this_DT
role_NN
he_PP
is_BEZ
much_DT
more_DT
determined_JJ
and_CC
stronger_JJR
than_CS
usual_JJ
._.
anette_NN
bening_NN
is_BEZ
enjoyable_JJ
and_CC
believable_JJ
as_IN
a_DT
shadowy_JJ
cia_NP
operative_JJ
who_NP
prefers_VBZ
espionage_NN
,_,
a_DT
network_NN
of_IN
snitches_NNS
and_CC
seduction_NN
to_IN
gather_VB
information_NN
._.
._.
bruce_NP
willis_NP
is_BEZ
terrifying_JJ
as_CS
the_DT
sadist_NN
,_,
hungry_JJ
for_IN
power_NN
,_,
that_CS
never_RB
looses_NNS
his_PP$
connection_NN
with_IN
the_DT
audience_NN
,_,
since_CS
his_PP$
point_NN
of_IN
view_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
too_RB
hard_JJ
to_IN
understand_VB
._.
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
elegantly_RB
shaped_JJ
._.
the_DT
scenes_NNS
are_BER
easily_RB
floating_JJ
into_IN
each_DT
other_JJ
and_CC
the_DT
film_NN
never_RB
seems_VBZ
overlong_JJ
._.
zwick_NP
knows_VBZ
exactly_RB
how_WRB
to_TO
provoke_VB
tension_NN
,_,
horror_NN
and_CC
emotions_NNS
and_CC
does_DOZ
it_PP
with_IN
a_DT
rarely_RB
observed_VBN
professionalism_NN
._.
he_PP
tightens_VBZ
the_DT
intensity_NN
as_IN
the_DT
events_NNS
progress_NN
._.
and_CC
when_CS
a_DT
plot_NN
twist_NN
comes_VBZ
,_,
it_PP
actually_RB
is_BEZ
surprising_JJ
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
a_DT
film_NN
drained_VBD
in_IN
patriotism_NN
,_,
like_IN
the_DT
work_NN
of_IN
roland_NP
emerich_NP
._.
nor_CC
is_BEZ
it_PP
a_DT
film_NN
that_CS
portrays_VBZ
explosions_NNS
purely_RB
for_IN
entertainment_NN
values_NNS
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
daring_JJ
picture_NN
that_CS
has_HVZ
courage_NN
enough_RB
to_IN
undertake_VB
such_DT
a_DT
risky_JJ
story_NN
and_CC
difficult_JJ
journey_NN
._.
it_PP
has_HVZ
courage_NN
enough_RB
to_IN
get_VB
involved_JJ
in_IN
politics_NN
._.
it_PP
questions_NNS
our_PP$
foreign_JJ
policies_NNS
,_,
mentality_NN
and_CC
defense_NN
._.
i_PP
must_MD
admit_VB
that_DT
it_PP
ends_NNS
rather_RB
disappointing_JJ
,_,
as_CS
the_DT
director_NN
turns_VBZ
the_DT
patriotism_NN
way_NN
up_RP
and_CC
innovation_NN
down_IN
._.
but_CC
despite_IN
of_IN
that_DT
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
certainly_RB
an_DT
intelligent_JJ
and_CC
thrilling_JJ
film_NN
that_CS
provokes_NNS
emotions_NNS
and_CC
thoughts_NNS
;_;
a_DT
virtue_NN
that_CS
few_DT
summer_NN
films_NNS
can_MD
boast_VB
of_IN
._.
"_"
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
u_NN
._.
s_NN
._.
army_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
broadsword_NN
,_,
not_XNOT
a_DT
scalpel_NN
._.
believe_VB
me_PP
,_,
you_PP
do_DO
not_XNOT
want_VB
us_PP
in_IN
an_DT
american_JJ
city_NN
"_"
-_-
gen_NN
._.
william_NP
devereaux_NP
,_,
"_"
the_DT
siege_NN
"_"
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