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capsule_NN
:_:
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
1960s_CD
or_CC
1960s_CD
style_NN
heist_NN
film_NN
,_,
set_NN
in_IN
the_DT
present_JJ
._.
robert_NP
deniro_NP
stars_NNS
as_IN
a_DT
risk-adverse_NN
safecracker_NN
who_WP
wants_VBZ
to_IN
retire_VB
form_NN
crime_NN
but_CC
takes_VBZ
one_CD
last_VB
job_NN
at_IN
the_DT
request_NN
of_IN
a_DT
personal_JJ
friend_NN
(_(
played_VBN
by_IN
marlon_NP
brando_NP
)_)
._.
edward_NP
norton_NP
plays_VBZ
a_DT
hotshot_NN
young_JJ
sharpster_NN
who_WP
is_BEZ
also_RB
in_IN
on_IN
the_DT
crime_NN
._.
the_DT
plot_NN
is_BEZ
mostly_RB
straightforward_JJ
suspense_NN
with_IN
little_DT
nonsense_NN
._.
,_,
+_SYM
4_CD
(_(
-4_???
to_TO
+_SYM
4_CD
)_)
i_PP
am_BEM
sure_JJ
i_PP
must_MD
have_HV
seen_VBN
almost_RB
the_DT
identical_JJ
plot_NN
before_IN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
heist_NN
film_NN
made_VBN
for_IN
an_DT
adult_NN
audience_NN
who_WP
probably_RB
wanted_VBD
a_DT
crime_NN
film_NN
like_IN
they_PP
had_HVD
seen_VBN
in_IN
theaters_NNS
when_CS
they_PP
were_BED
teens_NNS
._.
there_EX
are_BER
no_DT
superhuman_JJ
acrobats_NNS
taking_VBG
nosedives_NNS
off_IN
of_IN
buildings_NNS
like_IN
in_IN
entrapment_NN
._.
there_EX
is_BEZ
no_DT
rock_NN
score_NN
._.
there_EX
are_BER
no_DT
ballet-_???
like_IN
martial_JJ
arts_NNS
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
just_RB
a_DT
basic_JJ
heist_NN
film_NN
with_IN
a_DT
decent_JJ
and_CC
distinctly_RB
credible_JJ
and_CC
un-flashy_JJ
script_NN
._.
nick_NP
(_(
played_VBD
by_IN
robert_NP
deniro_NP
)_)
is_BEZ
a_DT
safecracker_NN
who_WP
has_HVZ
managed_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
successful_JJ
by_IN
never_RB
taking_VBG
risks_NNS
._.
if_CS
a_DT
job_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
a_DT
safe_JJ
bet_NN
(_(
pun_???
intended_JJ
)_(
,_,
he_PP
backs_VBZ
out_RP
._.
sometimes_RB
even_RB
the_DT
safe_JJ
bets_NNS
turn_VB
out_RP
not_XNOT
to_TO
be_BE
so_RB
safe_JJ
._.
when_CS
one_CD
job_NN
very_RB
nearly_RB
goes_VBZ
wrong_JJ
nick_NP
is_BEZ
unnerved_VBN
enough_RB
to_IN
decide_VB
that_RB
it_PP
is_BEZ
nature_NN
telling_VBG
him_PP
that_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
time_NN
to_IN
get_VB
out_RP
of_IN
the_DT
game_NN
._.
he_PP
returns_VBZ
to_IN
his_PP$
home_NN
in_IN
montreal_NP
where_CS
he_PP
owns_VBZ
a_DT
jazz_NN
club_NN
,_,
and_CC
decides_VBZ
to_TO
manage_VB
it_PP
full_JJ
time_NN
._.
he_PP
proposes_VBZ
to_IN
his_PP$
girl_NN
friend_NN
diane_NN
(_(
angela_NP
bassett_NP
)_)
._.
she_PP
has_HVZ
one_CD
condition_NN
._.
he_PP
must_MD
stay_VB
retired_JJ
from_IN
crime_NN
._.
but_CC
before_IN
the_DT
deal_NN
can_MD
be_BE
cemented_VBN
,_,
max_NP
,_,
a_DT
montreal_NP
kingpin_NP
and_CC
personal_JJ
friend_NN
,_,
has_HVZ
one_CD
last_OD
supposedly_RB
easy_JJ
job_NN
for_IN
nick_NP
._.
nick_NP
wants_VBZ
no_DT
part_NN
particularly_RB
because_CS
the_DT
heist_NN
will_MD
be_BE
right_JJ
in_IN
his_PP$
hometown_JJ
of_IN
montreal_NP
._.
more_DT
and_VB
more_DT
details_NNS
seem_VB
to_IN
complicate_VB
the_DT
job_NN
._.
nick_NP
's_POS
partner_NN
in_IN
the_DT
crime_NN
is_BEZ
to_TO
be_BE
a_DT
smart_JJ
,_,
but_CC
uncontrollable_JJ
young_JJ
crook_NN
,_,
jack_NP
(_(
edward_NP
norton_NP
)_)
._.
jack_NP
treats_VBZ
a_DT
locked_JJ
front_NN
door_NN
like_IN
a_DT
welcome_JJ
mat_NN
,_,
even_RB
at_IN
his_PP$
associates_NNS
'_"
homes_NNS
._.
the_DT
young_JJ
crook_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
know-it-all_NN
who_WP
seems_VBZ
good_JJ
at_IN
everything_PN
he_PP
does_DOZ
but_CC
at_IN
avoiding_VBG
rubbing_VBG
people_NN
the_DT
wrong_JJ
way_NN
._.
together_RB
they_PP
plan_VB
to_TO
steal_VB
a_DT
priceless_NN
historic_JJ
artifact_NN
from_IN
the_DT
montreal_NP
customs_NNS
house_NN
._.
the_DT
script_NN
by_IN
kario_NP
salem_NN
,_,
lem_???
dobbs_???
,_,
and_CC
scott_NP
marshall_NP
smith_NP
works_NN
like_IN
an_DT
episode_NN
of_IN
the_DT
old_JJ
"_"
mission_NN
impossible_JJ
"_"
television_NN
series_NN
._.
we_PP
see_VB
pieces_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
heist_NN
being_BEG
put_VBN
together_RB
,_,
last_OD
minute_NN
changes_NNS
,_,
and_CC
things_NNS
that_CS
go_VB
wrong_JJ
,_,
much_DT
like_IN
a_DT
good_JJ
episode_NN
of_IN
"_"
mission_NN
impossible_JJ
._.
"_"
this_DT
team_NN
might_MD
not_XNOT
be_BE
bad_JJ
choices_NNS
to_IN
write_VB
scripts_NNS
for_IN
the_DT
tom_NP
cruise_NN
"_"
mission_NN
impossible_JJ
"_"
films_NNS
._.
the_DT
complications_NNS
are_BER
,_,
however_RB
no_DT
more_DT
and_CC
no_DT
fewer_DT
than_CS
are_BER
needed_VBN
to_IN
make_VB
the_DT
story_NN
believable_JJ
._.
the_DT
telling_NN
is_BEZ
cold_JJ
and_CC
noirish_JJ
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
just_RB
what_WDT
it_PP
is_BEZ
supposed_JJ
to_TO
be_BE
._.
director_NN
frank_NP
oz_NN
,_,
the_DT
voices_NNS
of_IN
yoda_???
and_CC
miss_NN
piggy_JJ
proves_VBZ
surprisingly_RB
good_JJ
at_IN
directing_VBG
a_DT
serious_JJ
crime_NN
film_NN
._.
the_DT
score_NN
has_HVZ
a_DT
more_RBR
than_CS
adequate_JJ
cast_NN
with_IN
little_DT
flashy_JJ
or_CC
scene-stealing_VBG
acting_JJ
._.
edward_NP
norton_NP
probably_RB
has_HVZ
the_DT
flashiest_NN
role_NN
and_CC
even_RB
that_CS
is_BEZ
low-key_JJ
by_IN
today_RB
's_POS
standards_NNS
._.
he_PP
plays_VBZ
what_WDT
is_BEZ
nearly_RB
a_DT
double_JJ
role_NN
._.
jack_NP
pretends_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
brain_NN
damage_NN
victim_NN
to_IN
be_BE
hired_JJ
for_IN
a_DT
job_NN
in_IN
the_DT
customs_NNS
house_NN
._.
one_CD
nice_JJ
(_(
?_?
)_)
character_NN
i_NN
have_HV
not_XNOT
mentioned_VBN
is_BEZ
stephen_NP
(_(
jamie_NN
harrold_NN
)_)
._.
stephen_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
master_NN
hacker_NN
who_WP
lives_VBZ
in_IN
his_PP$
mother_NN
's_POS
basement_NN
in_IN
a_DT
house_NN
with_IN
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
screaming_VBG
in_IN
both_PDT
directions_NNS
._.
he_PP
seems_VBZ
like_IN
the_DT
last_OD
person_NN
the_DT
risk_NN
adverse_JJ
nick_NP
would_MD
want_VB
to_IN
depend_VB
upon_IN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
itself_PPX
remains_VBZ
low-key_JJ
up_IN
until_CS
the_DT
time_NN
of_IN
the_DT
climactic_JJ
heist_NN
._.
then_RB
the_DT
pace_NN
really_RB
picks_VBZ
up_RP
._.
before_IN
that_DT
the_DT
plot_NN
even_RB
stops_VBZ
twice_RB
for_IN
jazz_NN
interludes_NNS
._.
though_CS
oz_NN
never_RB
lets_VBZ
the_DT
music_NN
steal_VB
time_NN
from_IN
the_DT
story_NN
the_DT
way_NN
woody_NP
allen_NP
does_DOZ
in_CD
sweet_JJ
and_CC
lowdown_JJ
._.
on_IN
the_DT
subject_NN
of_IN
music_NN
,_,
the_DT
score_NN
of_IN
the_DT
score_NN
is_BEZ
by_IN
howard_NP
shore_NN
._.
it_PP
adds_VBZ
tension_NN
to_IN
the_DT
suspense_NN
scenes_NNS
,_,
but_CC
never_RB
seems_VBZ
to_IN
have_HV
much_DT
of_IN
a_DT
melody_NN
._.
angela_NP
bassett_NP
is_BEZ
the_DT
one_CD
misused_JJ
celebrity_NN
in_IN
a_DT
totally_RB
minor_JJ
role_NN
that_CS
should_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
played_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
less_DT
famous_JJ
actress_NN
who_WP
needed_VBD
a_DT
break_NN
._.
she_PP
has_HVZ
nothing_PN
to_TO
do_DO
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
but_CC
demand_NN
that_CS
nick_NP
give_VB
up_RP
crime_NN
and_CC
to_IN
look_NN
like_IN
an_DT
attractive_JJ
reward_NN
if_CS
he_PP
does_DOZ
._.
speaking_JJ
of_IN
being_BEG
attractive_JJ
the_DT
score_NN
seems_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
attracting_JJ
an_DT
older_JJR
audience_NN
who_WP
learned_VBD
to_IN
appreciate_VB
much_RB
the_DT
same_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
film_NN
in_IN
the_DT
1960s_CD
and_CC
1960s_CD
._.
it_PP
does_DOZ
the_DT
job_NN
._.
i_PP
rate_NN
it_PP
a_DT
4_CD
on_IN
the_DT
4_CD
to_IN
4_CD
scale_NN
and_CC
a_DT
+_SYM
4_CD
on_IN
the_DT
-4_???
to_IN
+_SYM
4_CD
scale_NN
._.