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it_PP
was_BEDZ
easy_JJ
to_TO
fear_VB
the_DT
worst_JJS
._.
begin_VB
with_IN
a_DT
classic_JJ
1960_CD
's_NNS
television_NN
series_NN
,_,
add_VB
a_DT
big_JJ
budget_NN
and_CC
an_DT
a-list_NN
star_NN
in_IN
the_DT
lead_NN
role_NN
,_,
and_CC
stir_VB
._.
script_NN
,_,
you_PP
ask_VB
?_?
who_WP
needs_VBZ
one_CD
,_,
kid_NN
._.
._.
._.
we've_???
got_VBN
ourselves_PPX
a_DT
formula_NN
._.
that_CS
was_BEDZ
my_PP$
fear_NN
:_:
a_DT
bloated_JJ
monster_NN
without_IN
any_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
direction_NN
._.
then_RB
,_,
much_DT
to_IN
my_PP$
amazement_NN
,_,
everything_PN
that_CS
could_MD
possibly_RB
go_VB
wrong_JJ
._.
._.
._.
didn't_DOD
._.
the_DT
fugitive_NN
is_BEZ
as_CS
lean_JJ
,_,
taut_JJ
and_CC
tense_JJ
as_IN
anything_PN
the_DT
action_NN
genre_NN
has_HVZ
produced_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
last_OD
several_DT
years_NNS
._.
under_IN
the_DT
direction_NN
of_IN
andrew_NP
davis_NP
(_(
1992_CD
's_NNS
under_IN
siege_NN
)_)
,_,
the_DT
fugitive_NN
grips_NNS
you_PP
by_IN
the_DT
throat_NN
from_IN
the_DT
outset_NN
and_CC
never_RB
lets_VBZ
go_NN
._.
expect_VB
box_NN
office_NN
to_IN
go_VB
through_IN
the_DT
roof_NN
,_,
deservedly_RB
,_,
and_CC
expect_VB
an_DT
academy_NN
award_NN
nomination_NN
for_IN
tommy_NP
lee_NP
jones_NP
._.
the_DT
premise_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
simple_JJ
one_CD
._.
dr_NN
._.
richard_NP
kimble_JJ
(_(
harrison_NP
ford_NP
)_)
is_BEZ
wrongly_RB
convicted_JJ
for_IN
the_DT
murder_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
wife_NN
after_IN
struggling_VBG
with_IN
the_DT
real_JJ
killer_NN
,_,
a_DT
man_NN
with_IN
an_DT
artificial_JJ
arm_NN
._.
after_IN
an_DT
escape_NN
attempt_NN
by_IN
some_DT
other_JJ
prisoners_NNS
during_IN
a_DT
transfer_NN
goes_VBZ
awry_RB
,_,
kimble_JJ
finds_NNS
himself_PPX
on_IN
the_DT
run_NN
._.
his_PP$
one_CD
goal_NN
:_:
to_IN
find_NN
the_DT
one-armed_JJ
man_NN
(_(
andreas_NP
katsulas_NP
)_)
before_IN
u_NN
._.
s_NN
._.
marshall_NP
sam_NP
gerard_NP
(_(
tommy_NP
lee_NP
jones_NP
)_)
finds_VBZ
him_PP
._.
where_CS
the_DT
fugitive_NN
surprises_NNS
the_DT
most_RBS
is_BEZ
the_DT
script_NN
,_,
by_IN
jeb_???
stuart_NP
and_CC
david_NP
twohy_???
._.
in_CD
a_DT
genre_NN
where_CS
one_CD
is_BEZ
almost_RB
always_RB
asked_VBD
to_TO
allow_VB
leaps_NNS
of_IN
logic_NN
,_,
the_DT
script_NN
repeatedly_RB
astonished_JJ
me_PP
with_IN
its_PP$
intelligence_NN
,_,
its_PP$
attention_NN
to_IN
detail_NN
and_CC
its_PP$
respect_NN
for_IN
the_DT
audience_NN
._.
in_IN
an_DT
early_JJ
sequence_NN
,_,
kimble_JJ
sneaks_NNS
into_IN
a_DT
hospital_NN
to_IN
shave_VB
of_IN
his_PP$
beard_NN
,_,
slick_NN
back_NN
his_PP$
hair_NN
and_CC
change_NN
into_IN
a_DT
lab_NN
coat_NN
._.
on_IN
his_PP$
way_NN
out_RP
,_,
a_DT
police_NNS
officer_NN
jokingly_RB
tells_VBZ
the_DT
man_NN
he_PP
doesn't_DOZ
know_VB
is_BEZ
kimble_JJ
to_TO
zip_VB
up_RP
his_PP$
pants_NNS
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
small_JJ
moment_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
punches_NNS
home_RB
the_DT
urgency_NN
of_IN
kimble_JJ
's_POS
situation_NN
,_,
and_CC
exactly_RB
what_WDT
a_DT
man_NN
concerned_JJ
about_IN
not_XNOT
being_BEG
recognized_VBN
might_MD
easily_RB
forget_VB
._.
later_RBR
,_,
while_CS
trying_VBG
to_IN
lose_VB
himself_NN
in_IN
a_DT
parade_NN
,_,
kimble_JJ
thinks_VBZ
to_TO
drop_VB
his_PP$
overcoat_NN
,_,
the_DT
most_DT
likely_JJ
way_NN
he'd_???
be_BE
recognized_JJ
from_IN
behind_IN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
these_DT
details_NNS
which_WDT
convince_VB
us_PP
that_CS
when_CS
a_DT
colleague_NN
of_IN
kimble_JJ
's_POS
tells_VBZ
gerard_NP
that_DT
he_PP
's_BEZ
too_RB
smart_JJ
to_IN
be_BE
caught_JJ
,_,
he_PP
may_MD
just_RB
be_BE
right_JJ
._.
credit_NN
must_MD
also_RB
be_BE
given_VBN
to_IN
the_DT
special_JJ
effects_NNS
and_CC
stunt_NN
coordinators_NNS
._.
the_DT
bus_NN
crash_NN
which_WDT
allows_VBZ
kimble_JJ
's_NNS
escape_VB
is_BEZ
a_DT
spectacular_JJ
sequence_NN
,_,
as_CS
is_BEZ
a_DT
leap_NN
from_IN
a_DT
dam_NN
into_IN
the_DT
water_NN
below_IN
._.
the_DT
action_NN
is_BEZ
crisp_JJ
and_CC
brutal_JJ
,_,
and_CC
never_RB
romanticized_VBN
._.
special_JJ
kudos_NNS
go_VB
to_IN
director_NN
davis_NP
for_IN
maintaining_VBG
a_DT
relentless_JJ
pace_NN
which_WDT
underscores_NNS
the_DT
single-mindedness_NN
of_IN
the_DT
two_CD
leads_NNS
._.
and_CC
what_WDT
a_DT
pair_NN
of_IN
performances_NNS
those_DT
leads_VBZ
are_BER
._.
tommy_NP
lee_NP
jones_NP
is_BEZ
nothing_PN
short_JJ
of_IN
brilliant_JJ
as_CS
gerard_NP
,_,
because_CS
he_PP
manages_VBZ
an_DT
incredibly_RB
challenging_JJ
feat_NN
._.
for_IN
the_DT
first_OD
third_NP
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
there_EX
is_BEZ
really_RB
no_DT
*_???
villain_NN
*_???
per_IN
se_NN
;_;
kimble_JJ
is_BEZ
on_IN
the_DT
run_NN
,_,
and_CC
gerard_NP
is_BEZ
out_RP
to_TO
find_VB
him_PP
._.
it_PP
would_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
very_RB
easy_JJ
to_IN
turn_NN
gerard_NP
into_IN
a_DT
malevolent_NN
,_,
vindictive_JJ
inspector_NN
javert_NN
,_,
but_CC
that_CS
never_RB
happens_VBZ
._.
instead_RB
jones_NP
plays_VBZ
him_PP
as_IN
a_DT
sharp_JJ
,_,
committed_VBN
man_NN
who_WP
's_BEZ
just_RB
doing_DOG
his_PP$
job_NN
,_,
so_RB
that_CS
when_CS
he_PP
responds_VBZ
to_IN
kimble_JJ
's_POS
comment_NN
,_,
"_"
i_PP
didn't_DOD
kill_VB
my_PP$
wife_NN
,_,
"_"
with_IN
a_DT
matter-of-fact_JJ
,_,
"_"
i_PP
don't_DO
care_VB
,_,
"_"
we_PP
know_VB
exactly_RB
what_WDT
he_PP
means_VBZ
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
his_PP$
job_NN
to_IN
determine_VB
guilt_NN
or_CC
innocence_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
his_PP$
job_NN
to_IN
bring_VB
in_IN
a_DT
fugitive_NN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
well-_???
written_JJ
character_NN
played_VBD
with_IN
relish_NN
by_IN
an_DT
actor_NN
at_IN
the_DT
top_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
form_NN
._.
the_DT
only_JJ
unfortunate_JJ
thing_NN
about_IN
jones_NP
'_"
stunning_JJ
turn_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
likely_JJ
to_TO
overshadow_VB
harrison_NP
ford_NP
,_,
and_CC
that_CS
's_NNS
a_DT
shame_NN
._.
for_IN
his_PP$
entire_JJ
career_NN
,_,
ford_NP
has_HVZ
been_BEN
underappreciated_VBN
as_IN
an_DT
actor_NN
due_JJ
to_IN
his_PP$
pigeonholing_NN
as_IN
an_DT
action_NN
hero_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
he_PP
does_DOZ
a_DT
fine_JJ
job_NN
with_IN
the_DT
less_DT
flashy_JJ
part_NN
of_IN
kimble_JJ
,_,
always_RB
keeping_VBG
at_IN
the_DT
forefront_NN
the_DT
advantage_NN
this_DT
man_NN
has_HVZ
because_CS
of_IN
his_PP$
intelligence_NN
._.
the_DT
fugitive_NN
could_MD
only_RB
work_VB
to_IN
its_PP$
fullest_JJS
if_CS
the_DT
two_CD
protagonists_NNS
always_RB
seemed_VBD
to_TO
be_BE
on_IN
equal_JJ
footing_NN
,_,
and_CC
ford_NP
is_BEZ
up_RP
to_TO
the_DT
task_NN
._.
this_DT
summer_NN
has_HVZ
been_BEN
loaded_VBN
with_IN
action_NN
/_SYM
suspense_NN
films_NNS
,_,
and_CC
most_DT
of_IN
them_PP
have_HV
been_BEN
doing_DOG
brisk_JJ
business_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
time_NN
for_IN
clint_NN
,_,
sean_NP
,_,
and_CC
various_JJ
dinosaurs_NNS
to_IN
step_NN
aside_RB
._.
the_DT
chase_NN
is_BEZ
on_IN
._.
my_PP$
advice_NN
is_BEZ
to_TO
catch_VB
it_PP
._.