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while_CS
watching_VBG
"_"
shallow_JJ
grave_NN
,_,
"_"
i_PP
found_VBD
myself_PPX
periodically_RB
noticing_VBG
thematic_JJ
similarities_NNS
to_IN
the_DT
coens_NNS
'_"
"_"
blood_NN
simple_JJ
._.
"_"
both_RB
are_BER
good_JJ
films_NNS
in_IN
which_WDT
several_DT
characters_NNS
,_,
none_PN
of_IN
whom_WP
are_BER
the_DT
most_DT
conscientious_JJ
to_IN
have_HV
walked_VBN
the_DT
earth_NN
but_CC
still_RB
are_BER
not_XNOT
really_RB
evil_JJ
,_,
indulge_VB
in_IN
an_DT
act_NN
of_IN
deception_NN
that_CS
soon_RB
necessitates_VBZ
more_DT
serious_JJ
crimes_NNS
._.
the_DT
body_NN
count_NN
rises_NNS
,_,
and_CC
before_IN
long_JJ
seemingly_RB
normal_JJ
people_NN
have_HV
blood_NN
on_IN
their_PP$
hands_NNS
._.
both_RB
films_NNS
are_BER
also_RB
flawed_JJ
,_,
but_CC
for_IN
different_JJ
reasons_NNS
._.
"_"
blood_NN
simple_JJ
"_"
is_BEZ
unrelentingly_RB
dark_JJ
and_CC
moody_JJ
,_,
but_CC
its_PP$
characterizations_NNS
were_BED
a_DT
little_JJ
hollow_NN
._.
"_"
shallow_JJ
grave_NN
,_,
"_"
on_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
hand_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
nearly_RB
flawless_JJ
for_IN
an_DT
hour_NN
and_CC
twenty_CD
minutes_NNS
,_,
and_CC
then_RB
the_DT
filmmakers_NNS
throw_VB
away_RB
much_DT
of_IN
what_WDT
they'd_???
accomplished_JJ
for_CS
a_DT
more_DT
standard_NN
,_,
audience-pleasing_VBG
ending_NN
._.
the_DT
events_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
were_BED
sufficiently_RB
intense_JJ
and_CC
disturbing_JJ
that_CS
i_PP
honestly_RB
felt_VBD
quite_RB
troubled_JJ
by_IN
what_WDT
i_PP
was_BEDZ
witnessing_VBG
on_IN
screen_NN
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
time_NN
,_,
yet_RB
there_EX
was_BEDZ
a_DT
slight_JJ
grin_NN
on_IN
my_PP$
face_NN
at_IN
the_DT
end_NN
._.
as_CS
the_DT
film_NN
begins_VBZ
,_,
we_PP
are_BER
introduced_VBN
to_IN
alex_NP
(_(
ewan_NP
mcgregor_NP
)_)
,_,
juliet_NP
(_(
kerry_NP
fox_NN
)_)
,_,
and_CC
david_NP
(_(
christopher_NP
eccleston_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
scottish_JJ
trio_NN
living_NN
in_IN
an_DT
apartment_NN
in_IN
glasgow_NP
._.
they_PP
are_BER
all_PDT
sarcastic_JJ
and_CC
occasionally_RB
obnoxious_JJ
,_,
but_CC
other_JJ
than_CS
that_DT
they_PP
seem_VB
like_IN
a_DT
fairly_RB
normal_JJ
bunch_NN
._.
a_DT
man_NN
named_VBN
hugo_NP
moves_NNS
into_IN
the_DT
apartment_NN
's_POS
remaining_JJ
vacancy_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
next_OD
morning_NN
he_PP
is_BEZ
found_VBN
dead_JJ
of_IN
a_DT
drug_NN
overdose_NN
._.
juliet_NP
is_BEZ
about_IN
to_IN
call_NN
the_DT
police_NNS
when_CS
alex_NP
discovers_VBZ
that_CS
hugo_NP
had_HVD
brought_VBN
with_IN
him_PP
a_DT
suitcase_NN
filled_VBN
to_IN
the_DT
brim_NN
with_IN
cash_NN
(_(
presumably_RB
from_IN
criminal_JJ
activities_NNS
)_)
._.
the_DT
three_CD
eventually_RB
decide_VB
to_IN
keep_NN
the_DT
money_NN
and_CC
cover_NN
up_RP
the_DT
death_NN
;_;
after_IN
a_DT
drawing_NN
of_IN
straws_NNS
,_,
the_DT
particularly_RB
unenviable_JJ
task_NN
of_IN
mutilating_VBG
the_DT
body_NN
so_RB
as_IN
to_IN
make_NN
it_PP
unidentifiable_JJ
and_CC
burying_VBG
it_PP
falls_VBZ
to_IN
david_NP
,_,
who_WP
had_HVD
been_BEN
the_DT
most_DT
reluctant_JJ
to_IN
partake_NN
in_IN
the_DT
scheme_NN
from_IN
the_DT
beginning_NN
._.
all_PDT
of_IN
this_DT
transpires_VBZ
in_IN
the_DT
first_OD
twenty_CD
minutes_NNS
or_CC
so_RB
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
and_CC
part_NN
of_IN
what_WDT
makes_VBZ
"_"
shallow_JJ
grave_NN
"_"
so_RB
brilliant_JJ
for_IN
a_DT
while_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
i_PP
honestly_RB
had_HVD
no_DT
idea_NN
what_WDT
was_BEDZ
coming_VBG
next_OD
._.
other_NN
than_CS
the_DT
obvious_JJ
question_NN
of_IN
why_WRB
they_PP
don't_DO
report_VB
the_DT
death_NN
and_CC
simply_RB
hide_VB
the_DT
cash_NN
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
addressed_VBN
,_,
the_DT
plotting_VBG
and_CC
characterization_NN
,_,
while_CS
sometimes_RB
predictable_JJ
,_,
worked_VBD
in_IN
a_DT
way_NN
that_CS
kept_VBD
my_PP$
attention_NN
and_CC
,_,
on_IN
more_DT
than_CS
one_CD
occasion_NN
,_,
gave_VBD
me_PP
chills_NNS
._.
i_PP
will_MD
,_,
therefore_RB
,_,
attempt_NN
to_IN
continue_VB
this_RB
review_NN
in_IN
a_DT
way_NN
that_CS
doesn't_DOZ
give_VB
away_RB
too_RB
much_DT
of_IN
the_DT
plot_NN
._.
broadly_RB
,_,
the_DT
trio_NN
are_BER
in_IN
danger_NN
due_JJ
to_IN
hugo_NP
's_POS
underworld_NN
connections_NNS
,_,
as_CS
two_CD
goons_NNS
search_NN
for_IN
the_DT
money_NN
and_CC
kill_VB
several_DT
people_NN
in_IN
the_DT
process_NN
._.
a_DT
police_NNS
inspector_NN
(_(
ken_NP
stott_NP
)_)
is_BEZ
clearly_RB
suspicious_JJ
and_CC
visits_NNS
the_DT
apartment_NN
,_,
asking_VBG
pointed_JJ
questions_NNS
and_CC
trying_VBG
to_IN
unnerve_NN
the_DT
three_CD
suspects_NNS
by_IN
exchanging_VBG
banal_JJ
and_CC
weirdly_RB
humorous_JJ
bits_NNS
of_IN
dialogue_NN
with_IN
a_DT
junior_JJ
detective_NN
._.
david_NP
,_,
meanwhile_RB
,_,
becomes_VBZ
increasingly_RB
paranoid_JJ
,_,
moves_VBZ
into_IN
the_DT
attic_NN
,_,
and_CC
develops_VBZ
an_DT
affinity_NN
for_IN
sharp_JJ
objects_NNS
._.
director_NN
danny_NP
boyle_NP
effectively_RB
creates_VBZ
an_DT
atmosphere_NN
of_IN
mounting_VBG
tension_NN
and_CC
suspicion_NN
in_IN
the_DT
apartment_NN
,_,
and_CC
finally_RB
the_DT
three_CD
seem_VB
ready_JJ
to_IN
turn_NN
against_IN
each_DT
other_JJ
._.
while_CS
i_PP
do_DO
not_XNOT
consider_VB
myself_PPX
the_DT
"_"
happy_JJ
endings_NNS
are_BER
automatically_RB
stupid_JJ
"_"
type_NN
,_,
i_PP
thought_VBD
that_CS
"_"
shallow_JJ
grave_NN
"_"
really_RB
should_MD
have_HV
ended_VBN
in_IN
tragedy_NN
-_-
a_DT
realistic_JJ
analysis_NN
of_IN
the_DT
story_NN
up_RP
to_IN
the_DT
last_OD
ten_CD
minutes_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
would_MD
indicate_VB
that_DT
all_RB
three_CD
characters_NNS
were_BED
probably_RB
about_IN
to_IN
end_NN
up_RP
in_IN
prison_NN
,_,
in_IN
the_DT
mental_JJ
hospital_NN
,_,
or_CC
in_IN
the_DT
morgue_NN
._.
this_DT
could_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
accomplished_VBN
,_,
quite_RB
credibly_RB
,_,
but_CC
then_RB
boyle_NP
and_CC
screenwriter_NN
john_NP
hodge_NP
seem_VB
to_TO
flinch_VB
and_CC
opt_VB
for_IN
a_DT
more_DT
conventional_JJ
"_"
caper_NN
"_"
ending_NN
in_IN
which_WDT
we_PP
get_VB
a_DT
kick_NN
out_RP
of_IN
seeing_VBG
who_WP
outsmarted_JJ
whom_WP
,_,
and_CC
nothing_PN
more_RBR
._.
granted_VBN
,_,
this_DT
isn't_BEZ
really_RB
a_DT
"_"
happy_JJ
"_"
ending_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
still_RB
pretty_JJ
light-hearted_VBN
compared_VBD
to_IN
what_WDT
preceded_VBD
it_PP
._.
i_PP
really_RB
shouldn't_???
say_NN
anything_PN
more_DT
about_IN
the_DT
ending_NN
as_IN
far_RB
as_CS
details_NNS
go_VB
,_,
but_CC
let_VB
me_PP
add_VB
that_CS
it_PP
seemed_VBD
not_XNOT
only_RB
shallow_JJ
and_CC
lazy_JJ
but_CC
also_RB
inconsistent_JJ
with_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
and_CC
not_XNOT
very_RB
believable_JJ
._.
yes_UH
,_,
this_DT
ending_NN
made_VBN
me_PP
crack_VB
a_DT
smile_NN
for_IN
a_DT
couple_NN
of_IN
minutes_NNS
,_,
but_CC
ultimately_RB
it_PP
left_VBD
me_PP
feeling_NN
as_IN
if_CS
i'd_???
been_BEN
cheated_VBD
._.
still_RB
,_,
"_"
shallow_JJ
grave_NN
"_"
was_BEDZ
brilliant_JJ
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
way_NN
through_IN
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
does_DOZ
at_IN
least_DT
meet_VB
the_DT
minimum_NN
requirements_NNS
for_IN
an_DT
entertaining_JJ
thriller_NN
,_,
and_CC
i_PP
am_BEM
therefore_RB
awarding_NN
it_NN
three_CD
stars_NNS
._.
i_PP
guess_VB
i_PP
just_RB
can't_MD
help_VB
but_CC
think_VB
about_IN
that_DT
fourth_OD
star_NN
that_CS
boyle_NP
and_CC
hodge_NP
let_VB
slip_NN
away_RB
._.
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