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touchstone_PN
pictures_VBZ
and_CC
spyglass_NN
entertainment_NN
presents_NNS
a_DT
birnbaum_NP
/_SYM
barber_NN
production_NN
in_IN
association_NN
with_IN
a_DT
jackie_NP
chan_NP
films_NNS
limited_JJ
production_NN
jackie_NP
chan_NP
owen_NP
wilson_NP
"_"
shanghai_NP
noon_NN
"_"
lucy_NP
liu_NP
music_NN
by_IN
randy_JJ
edelman_NN
co_NN
producers_NNS
ned_NP
dowd_NP
jules_NNS
daly_???
executive_JJ
producer_NN
jackie_NP
chan_NP
willie_NP
chan_NP
and_CC
solon_NP
so_RB
produced_VBN
by_IN
roger_NP
birnbaum_NP
gary_NP
barber_NN
and_CC
jonathan_NP
glickman_NN
written_VBN
by_IN
alfred_NP
gough_NP
&_???
miles_NNS
millar_NP
directed_JJ
by_IN
tom_NP
dey_NN
rated_VBN
pg-13_???
for_CS
mild_JJ
language_NN
,_,
adult_NN
situations_NNS
,_,
drug_NN
use_NN
,_,
martial_JJ
art_NN
action_NN
and_CC
violence_NN
._.
107_CD
minutes_NNS
._.
super_JJ
1_CD
/_SYM
panavision_NN
(_(
1_CD
._.
1_CD
:_:
1_CD
)_)
what_WDT
can_MD
you_PP
say_VB
about_IN
jackie_NP
chan_NP
that_CS
hasn't_HVZ
already_RB
been_BEN
said_VBN
._.
since_CS
the_DT
release_NN
of_IN
'rumble_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
bronx_???
"_"
back_NN
in_IN
1996_CD
(_(
the_DT
u_NN
._.
s_NN
._.
release_NN
)_)
,_,
jackie_NP
has_HVZ
become_VBN
a_DT
fairly_RB
recognizable_JJ
commodity_NN
on_IN
america_NP
's_POS
video_NN
shelves_NNS
._.
having_HVG
made_VBN
over_IN
80_CD
films_NNS
,_,
jackie_NP
has_HVZ
finally_RB
succeeded_VBN
in_IN
bringing_VBG
his_PP$
style_NN
of_IN
action-comedy_NN
to_IN
the_DT
west_NN
._.
his_PP$
latest_JJS
release_NN
,_,
"_"
shanghai_NP
noon_NN
"_"
,_,
is_BEZ
a_DT
joyful_JJ
tribute_NN
/_SYM
spoof_JJ
of_IN
the_DT
classic_JJ
western_JJ
._.
and_CC
by_IN
adding_VBG
jackie_NP
chan_NP
into_IN
the_DT
genre_NN
,_,
the_DT
tag_NN
line_NN
for_IN
the_DT
film_NN
(_(
"_"
the_DT
western_JJ
gets_VBZ
a_DT
kick_NN
in_IN
the_DT
pants_NNS
"_"
)_)
rings_NNS
true_RB
._.
jackie_NP
stars_NNS
as_IN
chon_???
wang_???
,_,
a_DT
lesser_JJ
imperial_JJ
guard_NN
in_IN
the_DT
forbidden_VBN
city_NN
of_IN
china_NP
._.
the_DT
royal_JJ
princess_NN
pei_???
pei_???
(_(
lucy_NP
liu_NP
)_)
is_BEZ
set_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
married_JJ
to_TO
the_DT
obnoxious_JJ
son_NN
of_IN
a_DT
nobleman_NN
from_IN
another_DT
prefecture_NN
._.
unwilling_JJ
to_IN
follow_VB
her_PP$
father_NN
's_POS
wishes_NNS
,_,
princess_NN
pei_???
pei_???
with_IN
the_DT
assistance_NN
of_IN
her_PP$
english_JJ
tutor_NN
,_,
decides_VBZ
to_IN
escape_NN
to_IN
america_NP
._.
but_CC
this_DT
is_BEZ
all_PDT
a_DT
ploy_NN
devised_VBN
by_IN
exiled_JJ
guard_NN
lo_UH
fong_???
,_,
which_WDT
will_MD
lead_VB
to_IN
the_DT
princess_NN
'_"
kidnapping_NN
and_CC
ransom_NN
._.
unable_JJ
to_IN
take_VB
any_RB
legal_JJ
action_NN
,_,
the_DT
ransom_NN
demands_NNS
are_BER
met_VBN
and_CC
three_CD
of_IN
the_DT
forbidden_VBN
city_NN
's_POS
bravest_NN
guards_NNS
(_(
played_VBN
by_IN
cui_???
ya_PP
hi_JJ
,_,
rong_NN
guang_NP
yu_NN
,_,
and_CC
eric_NP
chen_NP
)_)
are_BER
ordered_VBN
to_IN
transport_NN
the_DT
ransom_NN
payment_NN
to_IN
lo_UH
fong_???
in_CD
carson_NP
city_NN
,_,
nevada_NP
._.
chon_???
wang_???
pleads_VBZ
with_IN
the_DT
imperial_JJ
court_NN
and_CC
is_BEZ
given_VBN
permission_NN
to_IN
join_VB
the_DT
team_NN
,_,
as_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
looked_VBN
upon_IN
as_IN
a_DT
buffoon_NN
._.
on_IN
a_DT
train_NN
in_IN
the_DT
u_NN
._.
s_NN
._.
jackie_NP
meets_VBZ
up_RP
with_IN
bandit_NN
roy_NP
o'bannon_NP
(_(
owen_NP
wilson_NP
)_)
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
much_DT
less_DT
of_IN
a_DT
bandit_NN
than_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
glory_NN
hog_NN
,_,
looking_VBG
simple_JJ
for_IN
the_DT
notoriety_NN
and_CC
fame_NN
that_CS
being_BEG
a_DT
bandit_NN
will_MD
bring_VB
him_PP
._.
with_IN
his_PP$
gang_NN
in_IN
tow_NN
,_,
roy_NP
attempts_NNS
to_IN
rob_NP
the_DT
train_NN
,_,
when_CS
one_CD
of_IN
his_PP$
gang_NN
murders_NNS
the_DT
chinese_JJ
interpreter_NN
of_IN
the_DT
royal_JJ
court_NN
,_,
who_WP
also_RB
happens_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
chon_???
wang_???
's_BEZ
uncle_NN
._.
chon_???
wang_???
gives_VBZ
chase_NN
,_,
foiling_VBG
the_DT
attempted_JJ
robbery_NN
,_,
but_CC
also_RB
leaving_VBG
himself_PPX
stranded_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
desert_NN
._.
as_CS
the_DT
disgraced_JJ
guard_NN
wanders_VBZ
through_IN
the_DT
desert_NN
,_,
he_PP
again_RB
comes_VBZ
upon_IN
roy_NP
,_,
who_WP
has_HVZ
been_BEN
left_VBN
for_IN
dead_JJ
by_IN
his_PP$
former_DT
gang_NN
._.
buried_VBN
up_RP
to_IN
his_PP$
neck_NN
in_IN
the_DT
desert_NN
,_,
roy_NP
pleads_VBZ
with_IN
chon_???
to_IN
dig_NN
him_PP
out_RP
._.
chon_???
demands_NNS
to_TO
know_VB
where_CS
carson_NP
city_NN
is_BEZ
._.
roy_NP
directs_VBZ
him_PP
,_,
and_CC
chon_???
leaves_NNS
._.
but_CC
not_XNOT
before_IN
sticking_VBG
two_CD
chopsticks_NNS
into_IN
roy_NP
's_POS
mouth_NN
and_CC
telling_VBG
him_PP
to_IN
dig_NN
himself_PPX
._.
chon_???
soon_RB
finds_VBZ
himself_PPX
confronted_VBD
by_IN
angry_JJ
crow_NP
warriors_NNS
,_,
a_DT
friendly_JJ
sioux_???
tribe_NN
,_,
gunslingers_NNS
,_,
a_DT
horse_NN
that_CS
thinks_VBZ
and_CC
behaves_VBZ
like_IN
a_DT
dog_NN
and_CC
an_DT
indian_JJ
bride_NN
(_(
brandon_NP
merrill_NP
)_)
,_,
before_IN
once_RB
again_RB
running_JJ
into_IN
roy_NP
._.
"_"
shanghai_NP
noon_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
just_RB
good_JJ
fun_NN
._.
the_DT
chemistry_NN
between_IN
the_DT
cast_NN
is_BEZ
remarkable_JJ
._.
the_DT
performances_NNS
are_BER
all_PDT
acceptable_JJ
within_IN
the_DT
whimsical_JJ
levels_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
jackie_NP
's_POS
performance_NN
is_BEZ
as_CS
good_JJ
as_IN
anything_PN
he_PP
's_BEZ
done_DON
before_IN
._.
he_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
called_VBN
on_IN
to_IN
do_DO
much_DT
acting_VBG
here_RB
,_,
as_CS
the_DT
character_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
written_VBN
with_IN
any_DT
depth_NN
._.
but_CC
jackie_NP
's_POS
natural_JJ
charisma_NN
shines_VBZ
through_IN
,_,
and_CC
his_PP$
comic_NN
timing_NN
is_BEZ
so_RB
perfect_JJ
,_,
both_RB
physically_RB
and_CC
(_(
surprise_NN
)_)
verbally_RB
that_CS
once_RB
again_RB
he_PP
commands_VBZ
the_DT
screen_NN
whenever_WRB
he_PP
is_BEZ
on_IN
._.
owen_NP
wilson_NP
,_,
last_OD
seen_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
embarrassing_JJ
remake_VB
of_IN
"_"
the_DT
haunting_NN
"_"
,_,
gives_VBZ
a_DT
good_JJ
natured_JJ
performance_NN
as_IN
roy_NP
o'bannon_NP
._.
his_PP$
innocence_NN
is_BEZ
refreshing_JJ
and_CC
fun_JJ
._.
a_DT
bad_JJ
guy_NN
that_CS
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
really_RB
bad_JJ
._.
his_PP$
scenes_NNS
with_IN
jackie_NP
are_BER
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
bits_NNS
of_IN
comic_NN
dueling_VBG
since_IN
martin_NP
and_CC
lewis_NP
._.
lucy_NP
liu_NP
as_IN
princess_NN
pei_???
pei_???
is_BEZ
given_JJ
little_JJ
to_IN
do_DO
in_IN
the_DT
script_NN
,_,
but_CC
for_IN
a_DT
change_NN
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
play_VB
a_DT
nymphet_NN
or_CC
some_DT
other_JJ
deviant_JJ
._.
the_DT
character_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
noble_JJ
woman_NN
of_IN
status_NN
and_CC
wealth_NN
,_,
but_CC
finds_VBZ
a_DT
greater_JJR
cause_NN
as_IN
a_DT
result_NN
of_IN
her_PP$
own_DT
imprisonment_NN
._.
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
performances_NNS
are_BER
all_PDT
broadly_RB
drawn_VBN
comic_NN
performances_NNS
._.
nothing_PN
here_RB
is_BEZ
realistic_JJ
,_,
mind_NN
you_PP
._.
"_"
shanghai_NP
noon_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
first_OD
and_CC
foremost_JJS
a_DT
light_NN
,_,
jovial_JJ
film_NN
._.
and_CC
the_DT
performances_NNS
match_NN
that_CS
style_NN
with_IN
ease_NN
._.
the_DT
cinematography_NN
by_IN
dan_NP
mindel_NP
is_BEZ
gorgeous_JJ
._.
using_VBG
calgary_NP
,_,
alberta_NP
as_IN
the_DT
prime_JJ
location_NN
._.
mr_NN
._.
mindel_NP
is_BEZ
able_JJ
to_TO
create_VB
a_DT
lush_JJ
,_,
romantic_JJ
western_JJ
feel_VB
to_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
nothing_PN
here_RB
really_RB
looks_VBZ
like_IN
nevada_NP
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
locations_NNS
are_BER
so_RB
beautifully_RB
shot_VBN
and_CC
staged_VBN
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
can_MD
be_BE
looked_VBN
upon_IN
as_IN
a_DT
loving_JJ
tribute_NN
to_IN
earlier_RBR
films_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
genre_NN
._.
and_CC
as_CS
such_DT
,_,
the_DT
script_NN
by_IN
alfred_NP
gough_NP
and_CC
miles_NNS
millar_NP
plays_VBZ
fast_RB
and_CC
loose_JJ
with_IN
history_NN
,_,
but_CC
with_IN
reverence_NN
to_IN
past_NN
films_NNS
._.
homage_NN
to_IN
such_DT
films_NNS
as_IN
"_"
high_JJ
noon_NN
"_"
(_(
obviously_RB
)_)
,_,
"_"
red_JJ
river_NN
"_"
and_CC
most_DT
notably_RB
"_"
butch_NP
cassidy_NN
&_???
the_DT
sundance_NN
kid_NN
"_"
all_PDT
bring_VB
a_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
nostalgia_NN
to_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
comforting_JJ
experience_NN
._.
at_IN
a_DT
time_NN
when_CS
the_DT
western_JJ
is_BEZ
considered_VBN
either_RB
old_JJ
hat_NN
or_CC
irrelevant_JJ
,_,
here_RB
is_BEZ
a_DT
film_NN
that_CS
embraces_VBZ
those_DT
old_JJ
attitudes_NNS
and_CC
(_(
dare_MD
i_CD
say_NN
)_)
clich_NP
?_?
s_NN
and_CC
manages_VBZ
to_TO
make_VB
them_PP
palatable_JJ
and_CC
refreshing_JJ
._.
here_RB
is_BEZ
a_DT
film_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
contemptuous_JJ
of_IN
the_DT
genre_NN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
purest_JJS
"_"
horse_NN
opera_NN
"_"
since_CS
the_DT
days_NNS
of_IN
george_NP
o'brian_JJ
or_CC
john_NP
wayne_NP
._.
director_NN
tom_NP
dey_NN
has_HVZ
crafted_VBN
a_DT
loving_JJ
tribute_NN
to_IN
hollywood_NP
's_POS
past_NN
._.
in_IN
this_DT
,_,
his_PP$
first_OD
film_NN
mr_NN
._.
dey_NN
shows_VBZ
both_RB
a_DT
love_NN
of_IN
character_NN
and_CC
of_IN
craftsmanship_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
refreshing_JJ
to_TO
see_VB
._.
nothing_PN
here_RB
really_RB
stands_VBZ
out_RP
,_,
or_CC
takes_VBZ
one_CD
's_NNS
attention_NN
away_RB
from_IN
the_DT
story_NN
or_CC
action_NN
._.
and_CC
that_CS
is_BEZ
as_RB
it_PP
should_MD
be_BE
,_,
when_CS
jackie_NP
chan_NP
is_BEZ
your_PP$
star_NN
._.
and_CC
what_WDT
of_IN
the_DT
action_NN
and_CC
stunts_NNS
._.
well_RB
,_,
while_CS
not_XNOT
up_IN
to_TO
a_DT
level_JJ
of_IN
"_"
drunken_JJ
master_NN
2_CD
"_"
or_CC
any_DT
of_IN
jackie_NP
's_POS
hong_NP
kong_NP
films_NNS
,_,
"_"
shanghai_NP
noon_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
miles_NP
ahead_RB
of_IN
anything_PN
jackie_NP
has_HVZ
done_DON
in_IN
an_DT
american_JJ
film_NN
before_IN
._.
his_PP$
timing_NN
,_,
choreography_NN
,_,
and_CC
creativity_NN
are_BER
still_RB
as_IN
sharp_JJ
as_CS
ever_RB
._.
jackie_NP
even_RB
gets_VBZ
to_IN
recreate_VB
a_NP
few_DT
scenes_NNS
from_IN
his_PP$
earlier_JJR
films_NNS
(_(
obvious_JJ
to_TO
those_DT
of_IN
us_PP
that_CS
have_HV
seen_VBN
those_DT
films_NNS
,_,
but_CC
refreshingly_RB
fun_JJ
for_IN
those_DT
unfamiliar_JJ
)_)
._.
finally_RB
jackie_NP
can_MD
honestly_RB
say_VB
,_,
that_CS
he_PP
has_HVZ
made_VBN
an_DT
u_NN
._.
s_NN
._.
,_,
his_PP$
way_NN
and_CC
incorporating_VBG
his_PP$
style_NN
._.
to_IN
sum_NN
up_RP
,_,
"_"
shanghai_NP
noon_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
a_DT
fun_NN
summer_NN
confection_NP
._.
not_XNOT
too_RB
heavy_JJ
and_CC
not_XNOT
too_RB
light_JJ
._.
a_DT
fun_NN
and_CC
entertaining_JJ
film_NN
that_CS
the_DT
whole_JJ
family_NN
can_MD
enjoy_VB
(_(
parents_NNS
be_BE
advised_VBN
there_RB
are_BER
scenes_NNS
of_IN
smoking_JJ
,_,
drunkenness_NN
and_CC
peyote_JJ
use_NN
)_)
._.
an_DT
enjoyable_JJ
and_CC
charming_JJ
film_NN
that_CS
can_MD
and_CC
will_MD
be_BE
enjoyed_VBN
again_RB
and_CC
again_RB
._.