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it_PP
might_MD
surprise_VB
some_DT
to_IN
know_VB
that_RB
joel_???
and_CC
ethan_NP
coen_???
,_,
who_WP
have_HV
brought_VBN
such_DT
unabated_JJ
lunacy_NN
to_IN
our_PP$
movie_NN
screens_NNS
as_IN
"_"
raising_VBG
arizona_NP
"_"
and_CC
"_"
the_DT
hudsucker_NN
proxy_NN
,_,
"_"
made_VBD
their_PP$
feature_NN
film_NN
debut_NN
with_IN
"_"
blood_NN
simple_JJ
,_,
"_"
a_DT
grim_JJ
and_CC
often_RB
gruesome_JJ
tale_NN
of_IN
revenge_NN
,_,
murder_NN
,_,
and_CC
literally_RB
fatal_JJ
misconceptions_NNS
in_IN
rural_JJ
texas_NP
._.
it_PP
bears_VBZ
some_DT
resemblance_NN
,_,
story-wise_NN
,_,
to_IN
the_DT
coens_NNS
'_"
recent_JJ
"_"
fargo_NN
,_,
"_"
but_CC
even_RB
the_DT
darkly_RB
satirical_JJ
humor_NN
and_CC
the_DT
enjoyably_RB
quirky_JJ
characterizations_NNS
that_CS
characterized_VBN
that_CS
film_NN
are_BER
scarce_JJ
here_RB
;_;
"_"
blood_NN
simple_JJ
"_"
is_BEZ
pretty_JJ
much_RB
cold_JJ
and_CC
brutal_JJ
from_IN
beginning_NN
to_IN
end_NN
._.
the_DT
premise_NN
of_IN
"_"
blood_NN
simple_JJ
"_"
is_BEZ
really_RB
just_RB
a_DT
slight_JJ
variation_NN
on_IN
the_DT
standard_NN
love-triangle_NN
/_SYM
revenge_NN
scheme_NN
:_:
sleazy_NP
bar_NN
owner_NN
julian_NP
marty_NN
(_(
dan_NP
hedaya_NP
)_)
hires_NNS
a_DT
shifty_JJ
private_JJ
detective_NN
(_(
m_NN
._.
emmet_NN
walsh_NP
)_)
to_IN
kill_NN
his_PP$
wife_NN
abby_NP
(_(
frances_NP
mcdormand_NP
)_)
and_CC
her_PP$
illicit_JJ
lover_NN
ray_NP
(_(
john_NP
getz_???
)_(
._.
things_NNS
start_VB
to_IN
go_NN
haywire_NN
when_CS
walsh_NP
decides_VBZ
instead_RB
to_IN
fake_JJ
the_DT
murder_NN
with_IN
photographic_JJ
trickery_NN
but_CC
,_,
upon_IN
collecting_VBG
the_DT
money_NN
,_,
becomes_VBZ
uncertain_JJ
as_CS
to_TO
whether_CS
or_CC
not_XNOT
marty_NN
is_BEZ
capable_JJ
of_IN
keeping_VBG
his_PP$
mouth_NN
shut_VB
about_IN
the_DT
scheme_NN
._.
to_IN
reveal_NN
any_DT
more_DT
details_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
story_NN
would_MD
be_BE
to_IN
give_VB
away_RB
too_RB
much_DT
,_,
but_CC
what_WDT
ensues_VBZ
is_BEZ
a_DT
series_NN
of_IN
bloody_JJ
(_(
and_CC
i_PP
do_DO
mean_VB
bloody_JJ
)_)
confrontations_NNS
,_,
each_DT
triggered_VBN
by_IN
one_CD
or_CC
more_DT
characters_NNS
misunderstanding_NN
what_WDT
is_BEZ
actually_RB
happening_VBG
._.
every_DT
act_NN
of_IN
violence_NN
or_CC
deception_NN
in_IN
this_DT
film_NN
makes_VBZ
sense_NN
when_CS
seen_VBN
through_IN
the_DT
perpetrator_NN
's_POS
eyes_NNS
,_,
but_CC
we_PP
,_,
the_DT
audience_NN
,_,
are_BER
made_VBN
privy_JJ
to_IN
the_DT
"_"
big_JJ
picture_NN
"_"
and_CC
thus_RB
can_MD
recognize_VB
that_DT
each_DT
misdeed_RB
is_BEZ
somehow_RB
either_RB
unnecessary_JJ
or_CC
directed_JJ
at_IN
the_DT
wrong_JJ
person_NN
._.
this_DT
aspect_NN
of_IN
the_DT
story_NN
,_,
along_IN
with_IN
the_DT
intense_JJ
atmosphere_NN
of_IN
repulsion_NP
and_CC
brutality_NN
-_-
one_CD
gets_VBZ
the_DT
sense_NN
that_CS
if_CS
guns_NNS
and_CC
,_,
in_IN
one_CD
case_NN
,_,
shovels_NNS
,_,
were_BED
not_XNOT
available_JJ
,_,
some_DT
of_IN
these_DT
characters_NNS
would_MD
claw_VB
each_DT
other_JJ
to_IN
death_NN
-_-
are_BER
the_DT
most_DT
effective_JJ
components_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
the_DT
coens_NNS
might_MD
have_HV
done_DON
well_RB
to_IN
title_NN
the_DT
film_NN
"_"
fear_NN
and_CC
loathing_NN
in_IN
texas_NP
._.
"_"
some_DT
have_HV
labeled_VBN
"_"
blood_NN
simple_JJ
as_IN
a_DT
modern-day_JJ
noir_???
,_,
but_CC
,_,
while_CS
i_PP
am_BEM
not_XNOT
an_DT
expert_NN
on_IN
either_DT
genre_NN
,_,
it_PP
seems_VBZ
more_DT
like_IN
a_DT
horror_NN
movie_NN
than_CS
anything_PN
else_RB
._.
the_DT
coens_NNS
seem_VB
much_DT
more_DT
interested_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
plot_NN
twists_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
atmosphere_NN
of_IN
confusion_NN
and_CC
paranoia_NN
than_CS
they_PP
do_DO
in_IN
the_DT
characters_NNS
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
final_JJ
sequence_NN
is_BEZ
nothing_PN
more_RBR
than_CS
a_DT
showdown_NN
between_IN
the_DT
one_CD
(_(
relatively_RB
)_)
innocent_JJ
character_NN
and_CC
the_DT
only_JJ
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
murderers_NNS
left_VBD
alive_JJ
._.
that_CS
said_VBN
,_,
"_"
blood_NN
simple_JJ
"_"
is_BEZ
a_DT
very_RB
good_JJ
horror_NN
movie_NN
;_;
the_DT
fear_NN
and_CC
suspense_NN
here_RB
are_BER
genuine_JJ
._.
the_DT
coens_NNS
also_RB
add_VB
plenty_PN
of_IN
quirky_JJ
touches_NNS
that_CS
nudge_VB
the_DT
weirdness_NN
meter_NN
upwards_RB
,_,
such_DT
as_IN
when_CS
a_DT
character_NN
enters_VBZ
an_DT
empty_JJ
room_NN
and_CC
accidentally_RB
steps_NNS
on_IN
a_DT
gun_NN
,_,
discharging_VBG
it_PP
as_IN
it_PP
skitters_NNS
across_IN
the_DT
floor_NN
,_,
or_CC
when_CS
a_DT
murder_NN
attempt_NN
unfolds_NNS
in_IN
a_DT
way_NN
such_DT
that_CS
abby_NP
mistakes_NNS
her_PP
attacker_NN
for_IN
another_DT
character_NN
who_WP
has_HVZ
in_CD
fact_NN
been_BEN
killed_VBN
earlier_RBR
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
that_CS
said_VBN
,_,
"_"
blood_NN
simple_JJ
"_"
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
exactly_RB
flawless_JJ
._.
for_IN
one_CD
thing_NN
,_,
the_DT
motivations_NNS
for_IN
the_DT
killings_NNS
are_BER
still_RB
a_DT
little_JJ
thin_JJ
at_IN
times_NNS
;_;
i_PP
can_MD
understand_VB
that_DT
the_DT
characters_NNS
had_HVD
tracks_NNS
to_IN
cover_NN
(_(
or_CC
at_IN
least_DT
thought_NN
they_PP
did_DOD
)_(
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
found_VBD
it_PP
a_DT
little_JJ
hard_JJ
to_IN
accept_VB
that_RB
all_PDT
of_IN
them_PP
would_MD
so_RB
quickly_RB
resort_NN
to_IN
murder_NN
._.
and_CC
although_CS
they_PP
at_IN
least_DT
didn_???
?_?
t_NN
have_HV
anyone_PN
get_VB
hacked_VBN
to_IN
death_NN
with_IN
a_DT
knife_NN
,_,
the_DT
coens_NNS
also_RB
aren't_BER
quite_RB
immune_JJ
to_IN
horror_NN
cliches_NNS
;_;
they_PP
indulge_VB
in_IN
a_DT
prolonged_JJ
dead-guy-seems-to-have-come-back-to-life-but-then-we-find-out-it's-only-a-dream_NN
scene_NN
that_CS
had_HVD
me_NN
rolling_VBG
my_PP$
eyes_NNS
._.
the_DT
film_NN
also_RB
ends_VBZ
so_RB
quickly_RB
after_IN
the_DT
final_JJ
confrontation_NN
that_CS
i_PP
found_VBD
myself_PPX
wondering_VBG
if_CS
they_PP
had_HVD
simply_RB
run_VBN
out_RP
of_IN
film_NN
._.
"_"
blood_NN
simple_JJ
"_"
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
quite_RB
the_DT
masterpiece_NN
of_IN
neo-noir_NN
that_CS
many_DT
seem_VB
to_TO
think_VB
it_PP
is_BEZ
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
decent_JJ
movie_NN
and_CC
it_PP
showcases_NNS
the_DT
coens_NNS
'_"
ability_NN
to_IN
handle_NN
suspense_NN
and_CC
violence_NN
in_IN
a_DT
visceral_JJ
but_CC
non-exploitative_JJ
manner_NN
._.
i_PP
would_MD
firmly_RB
recommend_VB
it_PP
to_IN
all_PDT
"_"
coen-heads_NN
"_"
as_IN
well_RB
as_CS
anyone_PN
looking_VBG
for_IN
something_PN
original_JJ
in_IN
a_DT
thriller_NN
._.
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