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:_:
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._.
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._.
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._.
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,_,
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,_,
8_CD
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._.
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._.
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nc-17_???
territory_NN
._.
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8_CD
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._.
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._.
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,_,
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._.
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"_"
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"_"
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,_,
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,_,
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._.
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._.
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._.
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._.
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:_:
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,_,
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,_,
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._.
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._.
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,_,
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few_DT
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._.
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,_,
8_CD
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dialogue_NN
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you_PP
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theater_NN
._.
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._.
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drug_NN
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,_,
methodically_RB
,_,
sadistically_RB
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film_NN
?_?
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,_,
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._.
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._.
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,_,
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,_,
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:_:
not_XNOT
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the_DT
crime_NN
itself_PPX
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the_DT
fact_NN
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not_XNOT
exist_VB
._.
a_DT
couple_NN
minor_JJ
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me_PP
to_IN
my_PP$
four-star_JJ
rating_NN
(_(
five_CD
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the_DT
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rating_NN
i_PP
give_VB
)_)
._.
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,_,
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it_PP
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,_,
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,_,
to_IN
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snuff_NN
film_NN
._.
yes_UH
,_,
snuff_NN
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a_DT
horrible_JJ
thing_NN
,_,
but_CC
a_DT
detective_NN
of_IN
welles_NP
'_"
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things_NNS
before_IN
._.
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,_,
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of_IN
the_DT
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welles_NP
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too_RB
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._.
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,_,
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,_,
the_DT
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,_,
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,_,
the_DT
fbi_NP
,_,
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._.
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,_,
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scene_NN
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the_DT
film_NN
._.
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above_JJ
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,_,
8_CD
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engrossing_NN
story_NN
._.
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,_,
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,_,
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of_IN
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._.
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the_DT
man_NN
and_CC
,_,
for_IN
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of_IN
time_NN
,_,
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not_XNOT
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kill_NN
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._.
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and_CC
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,_,
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the_DT
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,_,
to_IN
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she_PP
would_MD
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the_DT
action_NN
._.
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,_,
unpredictable_JJ
,_,
and_CC
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._.
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,_,
anymore_RB
,_,
do_DO
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8_CD
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,_,
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,_,
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._.
8_CD
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for_IN
the_DT
faint_JJ
of_IN
heart_NN
._.
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a_DT
graphic_JJ
,_,
oftentimes_RB
unflinching_VBG
,_,
look_VB
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the_DT
darkness_NN
which_WDT
resides_VBZ
in_IN
both_PDT
ordinary_JJ
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extraordinary_JJ
people_NN
._.
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you're_???
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a_DT
film_NN
of_IN
this_DT
nature_NN
,_,
i_PP
give_VB
it_PP
an_DT
enthusiastic_JJ
recommendation_NN
._.
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