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in_IN
the_DT
grand_JJ
scheme_NN
of_IN
mel_NP
gibson_NP
movies_NNS
,_,
payback_NN
was_BEDZ
better_RBR
than_CS
conspiracy_NN
theory_NN
,_,
but_CC
not_XNOT
as_IN
good_JJ
as_CS
braveheart_NP
or_CC
lethal_JJ
weapon_NN
._.
in_IN
other_JJ
words_NNS
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
decent_JJ
couple_NN
of_IN
hours_NNS
of_IN
entertainment_NN
,_,
but_CC
20_CD
years_NNS
from_IN
now_RB
if_CS
a_DT
they_PP
compile_VB
a_DT
list_NN
of_IN
mel_NP
gibson_NP
's_POS
greatest_JJS
hits_NNS
,_,
payback_NN
probably_RB
won't_MD
be_BE
on_IN
it_PP
._.
gibson_NP
plays_VBZ
a_DT
crook_NN
who_WP
gets_VBZ
double_JJ
crossed_VBD
by_IN
his_PP$
partner_NN
after_IN
they_PP
heist_NN
a_DT
payroll_NN
._.
mel_NP
's_POS
partner_NN
needed_VBD
the_DT
money_NN
to_IN
pay_NN
off_IN
a_DT
mob_NN
debt_NN
._.
so_RB
he_PP
puts_VBZ
a_DT
couple_NN
of_IN
bullets_NNS
in_IN
mel_NP
,_,
leaving_VBG
him_PP
for_IN
dead_JJ
,_,
and_CC
goes_VBZ
on_IN
to_IN
pay_NN
off_IN
his_PP$
creditors_NNS
._.
but_CC
,_,
mel_NP
isn't_BEZ
dead_JJ
(_(
it_PP
would_MD
be_BE
a_DT
real_JJ
short_JJ
movie_NN
if_CS
he_PP
was_BEDZ
)_(
and_CC
he_PP
certainly_RB
isn't_BEZ
happy_JJ
._.
to_IN
make_NN
matters_NNS
worse_JJR
,_,
he_PP
wants_VBZ
his_PP$
money_NN
back_RP
and_CC
is_BEZ
willing_JJ
to_TO
go_VB
to_IN
any_DT
lengths_NNS
to_IN
accomplish_VB
this_RB
feat_NN
._.
his_PP$
ex_NN
partner_NN
has_HVZ
already_RB
used_VBN
it_PP
to_IN
pay_NN
off_IN
the_DT
mobsters_NNS
,_,
so_RB
mel_NP
goes_VBZ
after_IN
the_DT
mob_NN
to_IN
get_VB
it_NN
back_NN
._.
payback_NN
is_BEZ
often_RB
a_DT
very_RB
violent_JJ
film_NN
._.
to_IN
its_PP$
credit_NN
,_,
there_EX
are_BER
a_DT
few_DT
scenes_NNS
that_CS
could_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
very_RB
graphic_JJ
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
director_NN
(_(
i'm_???
not_XNOT
sure_JJ
which_WDT
one_CD
--_???
more_DT
about_IN
that_DT
in_IN
a_DT
second_NN
)_)
made_VBD
the_DT
choice_NN
to_IN
let_VB
the_DT
audience_NN
use_NN
their_PP$
imagination_NN
instead_RB
of_IN
subjecting_VBG
us_PP
to_IN
the_DT
usual_JJ
gratuitous_JJ
gore_NN
found_VBD
in_IN
many_DT
films_NNS
._.
the_DT
film_NN
appears_VBZ
a_DT
bit_NN
disjointed_JJ
in_IN
places_NNS
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
understandable_JJ
considering_CS
producer_NN
/_SYM
star_NN
gibson_NP
wasn't_BEDZ
thrilled_VBN
with_IN
how_WRB
the_DT
film_NN
turned_VBD
out_RP
and_CC
wanted_VBD
parts_NNS
of_IN
it_PP
re-shot_NN
._.
when_CS
the_DT
director_NN
refused_VBD
,_,
another_DT
one_CD
was_BEDZ
brought_VBN
in_IN
to_IN
do_DO
the_DT
re-shoot_NN
._.
so_RB
as_CS
a_DT
result_NN
while_CS
the_DT
final_JJ
product_NN
is_BEZ
apparently_RB
better_JJR
than_CS
the_DT
original_JJ
(_(
although_CS
personally_RB
i_PP
would_MD
love_VB
to_IN
see_NN
the_DT
original_JJ
version_NN
for_IN
comparisons_NNS
sake_NN
)_)
it_PP
does_DOZ
get_VB
a_DT
bit_NN
of_IN
a_DT
choppy_JJ
feel_VB
to_IN
it_PP
towards_IN
the_DT
end_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
always_RB
tough_JJ
to_IN
make_NN
a_DT
film_NN
where_CS
the_DT
main_JJ
character_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
villain_NN
,_,
unless_CS
that_DT
person_NN
has_HVZ
some_DT
redeeming_VBG
qualities_NNS
._.
in_IN
this_DT
case_NN
,_,
gibson_NP
's_POS
character_NN
has_HVZ
few_DT
redeeming_VBG
qualities_NNS
._.
but_CC
hey_UH
,_,
its_PP$
mel_NP
,_,
so_RB
even_RB
when_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
killing_VBG
people_NN
in_IN
cold_JJ
blood_NN
we_PP
are_BER
still_RB
rooting_VBG
for_IN
him_PP
._.
my_PP$
guess_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
if_CS
that_DT
you_PP
put_VB
some_DT
other_JJ
johnny_NP
bananas_NNS
actor_NN
in_IN
this_DT
role_NN
,_,
the_DT
audience_NN
would_MD
not_XNOT
be_BE
quite_RB
as_CS
responsive_JJ
._.
gibson_NP
is_BEZ
gibson_NP
,_,
whether_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
playing_VBG
a_DT
suicidal_JJ
cop_NN
or_CC
a_DT
stone_NN
cold_JJ
killer_NN
,_,
he_PP
does_DOZ
a_DT
good_JJ
job_NN
._.
he_PP
almost_RB
guarantees_VBZ
that_CS
no_DT
matter_NN
what_WDT
else_RB
happens_VBZ
in_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
at_IN
least_DT
the_DT
audience_NN
is_BEZ
going_VBG
to_TO
get_VB
one_CD
good_JJ
performance_NN
._.
this_DT
time_NN
out_RP
mel_NP
is_BEZ
surrounded_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
good_JJ
supporting_JJ
cast_NN
,_,
including_IN
maria_NP
bello_NP
(_(
as_IN
his_PP$
love_NN
interest_NN
)_)
,_,
william_NP
devane_NP
and_CC
kris_???
kristofferson_NN
(_(
as_CS
mod_NN
bosses_NNS
)_)
._.
the_DT
man_NN
who_WP
steals_VBZ
the_DT
show_NN
and_CC
unfortunately_RB
doesn't_DOZ
have_HV
a_DT
real_JJ
big_JJ
part_NN
is_BEZ
james_NP
coburn_NN
(_(
as_CS
yet_RB
another_DT
mobster_NN
)_)
._.
if_CS
i_PP
had_HVD
one_CD
big_JJ
disappointment_NN
in_IN
this_DT
film_NN
,_,
it_PP
would_MD
be_BE
that_DT
coburn_NN
didn't_DOD
have_HV
a_DT
bigger_JJR
role_NN
._.
in_IN
the_DT
end_NN
,_,
payback_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
fairly_RB
solid_JJ
action_NN
thriller_NN
,_,
just_RB
not_XNOT
in_IN
quite_RB
the_DT
same_DT
league_NN
as_IN
some_DT
of_IN
mel_NP
gibson_NP
's_POS
other_JJ
work_NN
._.