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almost_RB
a_DT
full_JJ
decade_NN
before_IN
steven_NP
spielberg_NP
's_POS
saving_NN
private_JJ
ryan_NP
asked_VBD
whether_CS
a_DT
film_NN
could_MD
be_BE
both_RB
"_"
anti_JJ
war_NN
"_"
and_CC
"_"
pro-soldier_NN
"_"
,_,
john_NP
irvin_NP
's_POS
hamburger_NN
hill_NN
proved_VBN
it_PP
could_MD
._.
lost_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
inundation_NN
of_IN
critical_JJ
acclaim_NN
that_CS
greeted_VBD
oliver_NP
stone_NN
's_POS
platoon_NN
,_,
this_DT
excellent_JJ
film_NN
was_BEDZ
dismissed_VBN
as_IN
"_"
too_RB
militaristic_JJ
"_"
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
hard_JJ
to_TO
understand_VB
exactly_RB
why---unless_NN
irvin_NP
,_,
in_IN
assembling_VBG
his_PP$
motley_JJ
collection_NN
of_IN
young_JJ
men_NNS
who_WP
for_IN
predictable_JJ
(_(
and_CC
often_RB
naive_JJ
)_)
reasons_NNS
"_"
chose_VBD
to_IN
show_NN
up_RP
"_"
for_IN
the_DT
vietnam_NP
debacle_NN
,_,
---has_NNS
refused_VBD
to_TO
present_VB
us_PP
with_IN
the_DT
stone_NN
killer_NN
,_,
drug-stoked_VBD
psycho_NP
and_CC
ruthless_JJ
opportunist_NN
who_WP
have_HV
become_VBN
to_IN
vietnam_NP
war_NN
epics_NNS
what_WDT
"_"
the_DT
polack_JJ
,_,
the_DT
hillbilly_RB
and_CC
the_DT
kid_NN
from_IN
brooklyn_NP
"_"
became_VBD
to_IN
wwii_???
movies_NNS
._.
hamburger_NN
hill_NN
,_,
based_VBN
on_IN
a_DT
true_JJ
story_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
an_DT
easy_JJ
film_NN
to_IN
watch_NN
._.
there_EX
is_BEZ
a_DT
scene_NN
that_CS
will_MD
have_HV
graying_NN
anti-war_NNS
activists_NNS
squirming_VBG
in_IN
their_PP$
seats_NNS
,_,
or_CC
moved_VBD
to_TO
genuine_JJ
tears_NNS
._.
and_CC
the_DT
climactic_JJ
final_JJ
assault_NN
on_IN
the_DT
"_"
hill_NN
"_"
in_IN
question_NN
is_BEZ
visually_RB
confusing_JJ
._.
gristly_RB
realities_NNS
are_BER
presented_VBN
in_IN
brief_JJ
flashes_NNS
,_,
as_CS
if_CS
the_DT
brain_NN
dared_VBD
not_XNOT
acknowledged_JJ
what_WDT
it_PP
had_HVD
encountered_VBN
._.
and_CC
in_IN
the_DT
mud_NN
and_CC
smoke_NN
officer_NN
and_CC
enlistee_NN
,_,
veteran_NN
and_CC
"_"
newbie_NP
"_"
,_,
black_JJ
soldier_NN
and_CC
white_JJ
,_,
become_VB
almost_RB
indistinguishable_JJ
from_IN
each_DT
other_JJ
,_,
as_CS
they_PP
do_DO
in_IN
the_DT
chaos_NN
of_IN
actual_JJ
combat_NN
._.
the_DT
acting_JJ
throughout_IN
is_BEZ
solid_JJ
with_IN
an_DT
absolutely_RB
stellar_JJ
performance_NN
rendered_VBN
by_IN
courtney_NP
b_NN
._.
vance_NN
as_IN
doc--in_???
a_NN
role_NN
that_CS
will_MD
have_HV
many_DT
flatly_RB
disbelieving_VBG
that_DT
this_DT
is_BEZ
same_DT
actor_NN
they_PP
cheered_VBD
as_IN
"_"
seaman_NN
jones_NP
"_"
in_IN
mctiernan_NP
's_POS
red_JJ
october_NP
._.
if_CS
you've_???
seen_VBN
private_JJ
ryan_NP
,_,
you_PP
owe_VB
it_PP
to_IN
yourself_PPX
to_IN
see_NN
hamburger_NN
hill--if_???
only_RB
to_IN
determine_VB
that_RB
the_DT
all_PDT
the_DT
valour_NN
and_CC
horror_NN
of_IN
spielberg_NP
's_POS
vision_NN
was_BEDZ
as_IN
present_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
ashau_???
valley_NN
as_IN
it_PP
was_BEDZ
at_IN
omaha_???
beach_NN
._.