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one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
biggest_JJS
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of_IN
any_DT
serial_NN
killer_NN
film_NN
is_BEZ
also_RB
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
believable_JJ
._.
you_PP
know_VB
,_,
the_DT
one_CD
where_CS
the_DT
detective_NN
looks_VBZ
at_IN
a_DT
wall_NN
of_IN
pictures_NNS
and_CC
other_JJ
police_NNS
information_NN
,_,
and_CC
suddenly_RB
spots_NNS
the_DT
clue_NN
which_WDT
reveals_VBZ
who_NP
the_DT
killer_NN
is_BEZ
._.
sure_RB
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
been_BEN
used_JJ
over_IN
and_CC
over_IN
,_,
but_CC
for_IN
some_DT
reason_NN
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
always_RB
fun_JJ
to_IN
watch_NN
._.
this_DT
cliche_NN
pretty_JJ
much_RB
describes_VBZ
the_DT
level_NN
kiss_NN
the_DT
girls_NNS
works_NN
on_IN
:_:
overused_JJ
,_,
but_CC
always_RB
fun_JJ
._.
one_CD
of_IN
my_PP$
personal_JJ
rules_NNS
about_IN
watching_VBG
a_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
how_WRB
original_JJ
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
,_,
but_CC
how_WRB
it_PP
goes_VBZ
around_IN
giving_VBG
its_PP$
story_NN
._.
this_DT
rule_NN
applies_VBZ
highly_RB
to_IN
kiss_NN
the_DT
girls_NNS
._.
there_EX
is_BEZ
something_PN
psychologically_RB
stimulating_JJ
in_IN
a_DT
well-crafted_VBN
serial_NN
killer_NN
movie_NN
,_,
and_CC
kiss_NN
the_DT
girls_NNS
is_BEZ
certainly_RB
well_RB
made_VBN
._.
however_RB
,_,
the_DT
whole_JJ
film_NN
screams_NNS
of_IN
unoriginality_NN
,_,
and_CC
so_RB
it_PP
relies_VBZ
on_IN
the_DT
power_NN
of_IN
its_PP$
actors_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
technical_JJ
detail_NN
to_IN
pull_NN
it_PP
through_IN
._.
well_RB
,_,
not_XNOT
only_RB
are_BER
the_DT
actors_NNS
capable_JJ
of_IN
pulling_VBG
it_PP
through_IN
,_,
but_CC
they_PP
add_VB
so_RB
much_DT
to_IN
the_DT
film_NN
that_CS
nearly_RB
every_DT
flaw_NN
is_BEZ
covered_VBN
up_RP
._.
unfortunately_RB
,_,
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
revealing_JJ
and_CC
rather_RB
insulting_JJ
choices_NNS
by_IN
the_DT
filmmakers_NNS
(_(
one_CD
that_RB
seven_CD
,_,
a_DT
film_NN
a_DT
lot_NN
like_IN
this_DT
one_CD
,_,
knew_VBD
not_XNOT
to_TO
make_VB
)_)
was_BEDZ
to_TO
put_VB
the_DT
name_NN
of_IN
the_DT
killer_NN
in_IN
the_DT
opening_NN
credits_NNS
._.
that_CS
may_MD
give_VB
the_DT
actor_NN
credit_NN
for_IN
the_DT
role_NN
,_,
but_CC
throughout_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
hidden_VBN
in_IN
my_PP$
mind_NN
,_,
i_PP
was_BEDZ
waiting_VBG
for_IN
him_PP
to_IN
appear_VB
on_IN
screen_NN
,_,
which_WDT
spoiled_VBD
the_DT
mystery_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
credit_NN
must_MD
be_BE
given_VBN
to_IN
the_DT
director_NN
for_IN
suspending_VBG
this_DT
knowledge_NN
through_IN
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
plotwise_NN
,_,
kiss_NN
the_DT
girls_NNS
shows_VBZ
almost_RB
no_DT
originality_NN
._.
we_PP
are_BER
introduced_VBN
to_IN
detective_NN
alex_NP
cross_NN
(_(
morgan_NP
freeman_NN
)_)
,_,
a_DT
forensic_JJ
psychologist_NN
,_,
and_CC
immediately_RB
we_PP
are_BER
given_VBN
the_DT
cliched_JJ
scene_NN
establishing_VBG
him_PP
as_IN
the_DT
hero_NN
._.
he_PP
gets_VBZ
a_DT
call_NN
about_IN
a_DT
woman_NN
who_WP
has_HVZ
shot_VBN
her_PP$
husband_NN
and_CC
is_BEZ
now_RB
threatening_VBG
to_IN
kill_NN
herself_PPX
._.
obviously_RB
cross_NN
succeeds_VBZ
at_IN
getting_VBG
the_DT
gun_NN
,_,
but_CC
this_DT
scene_NN
is_BEZ
quickly_RB
forgotten_VBN
during_IN
the_DT
next_OD
scene_NN
._.
at_IN
his_PP$
house_NN
,_,
cross_NN
is_BEZ
told_VBN
that_CS
his_PP$
neice_NN
,_,
naomi_???
(_)
gina_???
ravera_FW
)_(
,_,
has_HVZ
been_BEN
missing_VBG
for_IN
four_CD
days_NNS
._.
this_DT
provides_VBZ
the_DT
motivation_NN
for_IN
cross_NN
to_IN
find_VB
the_DT
killer_NN
,_,
but_CC
we_PP
are_BER
never_RB
given_VBN
a_DT
chance_NN
to_IN
establish_VB
the_DT
relationship_NN
between_IN
the_DT
two_CD
,_,
and_CC
as_CS
a_DT
result_NN
,_,
we_PP
can't_MD
sympathize_VB
with_IN
detective_NN
cross_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
what_WDT
makes_VBZ
kiss_NN
the_DT
girls_NNS
slightly_RB
original_JJ
is_BEZ
the_DT
introduction_NN
of_IN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
abductees_NNS
._.
._.
._.
before_CS
she_PP
is_BEZ
abducted_VBN
._.
dr_NN
._.
kate_NP
mctiernan_NP
(_(
ashley_NP
judd_???
,_,
the_DT
actress_NN
of_IN
the_DT
judd_???
family_NN
)_(
is_BEZ
a_DT
smart_JJ
,_,
athletic_JJ
woman_NN
,_,
and_CC
because_CS
of_IN
these_DT
traits_NNS
,_,
becomes_VBZ
a_DT
target_NN
for_IN
casanova--what_RB
the_DT
serial_NN
killer_NN
likes_VBZ
to_IN
call_NN
himself_PPX
._.
because_CS
of_IN
these_DT
character-developing_NN
scenes_NNS
,_,
we_PP
care_VB
for_IN
mctiernan_NP
,_,
making_VBG
the_DT
abduction_NN
scene_NN
all_PDT
that_DT
more_RBR
suspenseful_JJ
._.
after_IN
being_BEG
abducted_VBN
,_,
mctiernan_NP
wakes_VBZ
up_RP
and_CC
finds_VBZ
herself_PPX
in_IN
a_DT
cell_NN
somewhere_RB
in_IN
the_DT
woods_NNS
._.
remembering_VBG
that_DT
the_DT
killer_NN
gave_VBD
her_PP$
certain_JJ
rules_NNS
,_,
she_PP
decides_VBZ
to_IN
break_NN
one_CD
of_IN
them_PP
by_IN
calling_VBG
out_RP
._.
when_CS
casanova_NN
comes_VBZ
to_IN
punish_VB
her_PP$
,_,
she_PP
breaks_VBZ
out_RP
and_CC
escapes_VBZ
by_IN
jumping_VBG
over_IN
a_DT
waterfall_NN
._.
after_IN
she_PP
is_BEZ
found_VBN
,_,
she_PP
begins_VBZ
to_IN
help_NN
cross_NN
find_VB
his_PP$
neice_NN
._.
from_IN
this_DT
moment_NN
on_IN
,_,
kiss_VB
the_DT
girls_NNS
takes_VBZ
on_IN
the_DT
form_NN
of_IN
every_DT
other_JJ
serial_NN
killer_NN
film_NN
,_,
as_CS
the_DT
two_CD
leads_NNS
search_NN
for_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
victims_NNS
held_VBN
captive_NN
._.
many_DT
people_NN
will_MD
compare_VB
this_DT
film_NN
to_IN
1995_CD
's_POS
seven_CD
,_,
another_DT
killer_NN
film_NN
starring_VBG
morgan_NP
freeman_NN
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
presume_VB
that_CS
the_DT
similarities_NNS
are_BER
intentional_JJ
._.
the_DT
screenplay_NN
,_,
by_IN
david_NP
klass_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
adapted_VBN
from_IN
the_DT
novel_NN
written_VBN
by_IN
james_NP
patterson_NP
,_,
and_CC
yet_RB
i_PP
don't_DO
quite_RB
see_VB
how_WRB
this_DT
story_NN
could_MD
have_HV
worked_VBN
in_IN
novel_NN
form_NN
._.
what_WDT
makes_VBZ
kiss_NN
the_DT
girls_NNS
so_RB
good_JJ
is_BEZ
the_DT
acting_JJ
and_CC
the_DT
technical_JJ
and_CC
visual_JJ
impressiveness_NN
._.
the_DT
cinematography_NN
,_,
by_IN
aaron_NP
schneider_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
reminiscient_JJ
of_IN
seven_CD
,_,
and_CC
sometimes_RB
i_PP
felt_VBD
that_CS
many_DT
of_IN
the_DT
shots_NNS
were_BED
trying_VBG
too_RB
hard_JJ
to_IN
impress_VB
us_NP
._.
sometimes_RB
a_DT
simple_JJ
shot_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
best_JJS
one_CD
._.
however_RB
,_,
many_DT
of_IN
the_DT
shots_NNS
are_BER
stunning_JJ
,_,
and_CC
unlike_IN
seven_CD
,_,
most_DT
of_IN
them_PP
take_VB
place_NN
during_IN
the_DT
day_NN
,_,
in_IN
sunlight_NN
._.
the_DT
scene_NN
when_CS
ashley_NP
judd_???
is_BEZ
running_NN
through_IN
the_DT
forest_NN
is_BEZ
extremely_RB
well_RB
done_DON
,_,
in_IN
more_DT
than_CS
one_CD
way_NN
._.
the_DT
camera_NN
work_NN
is_BEZ
terrific_JJ
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
editing_NN
makes_VBZ
this_DT
scene_NN
work_NN
so_RB
well_RB
._.
the_DT
chaotic_JJ
and_CC
mtv-type_JJ
cutting_NN
gives_VBZ
the_DT
audience_NN
a_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
confusion_NN
and_CC
unawareness_NN
,_,
exactly_RB
what_WDT
judd_???
's_BEZ
character_NN
is_BEZ
experiencing_VBG
._.
however_RB
,_,
the_DT
best_JJS
aspect_NN
of_IN
kiss_NN
the_DT
girls_NNS
is_BEZ
its_PP$
actors_NNS
._.
morgan_NP
freeman_NN
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
today_RB
's_POS
most_DT
powerful_JJ
and_CC
believable_JJ
actors_NNS
._.
detective_NN
cross_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
very_RB
good_JJ
character_NN
for_IN
him_PP
,_,
although_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
just_RB
a_DT
similar_JJ
one_CD
to_IN
the_DT
character_NN
in_IN
seven_CD
._.
because_CS
of_IN
freeman_NN
's_POS
powerful_JJ
presence_NN
,_,
he_PP
carries_VBZ
half_NN
the_DT
film_NN
by_IN
himself_PPX
._.
the_DT
other_JJ
half_NN
is_BEZ
carried_VBN
by_IN
ashley_NP
judd_???
,_,
one_CD
of_IN
today_RB
's_POS
most_DT
promising_JJ
dramatic_JJ
actresses_NNS
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
her_PP$
performance_NN
is_BEZ
better_JJR
than_CS
freeman_NN
's_BEZ
,_,
if_CS
that_DT
is_BEZ
even_RB
possible_JJ
._.
her_PP
character_NN
is_BEZ
more_DT
original_JJ
than_CS
freeman_NN
's_BEZ
,_,
and_CC
she_PP
handles_VBZ
it_PP
wonderfully_RB
._.
we_PP
finally_RB
have_HV
a_DT
female_JJ
character_NN
in_IN
a_DT
movie_NN
like_IN
this_DT
who_WP
does_DOZ
more_DT
than_CS
just_RB
scream_NN
._.
the_DT
supporting_JJ
cast_NN
is_BEZ
highly_RB
underdeveloped_JJ
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
cast_NN
members_NNS
do_DO
as_IN
much_DT
as_IN
they_PP
can_MD
with_IN
it_PP
._.
cary_NP
elwes_NP
portrays_VBZ
a_DT
cop_NN
in_IN
north_NN
carolina_NP
,_,
and_CC
unfortunately_RB
has_HVZ
scraps_NNS
for_IN
a_DT
character_NN
._.
tony_NP
goldwyn_NP
fairs_NNS
slightly_RB
better_RBR
,_,
but_CC
we_PP
don't_DO
really_RB
get_VB
to_IN
know_VB
his_PP$
character_NN
either_RB
._.
gina_???
ravera_NN
gives_VBZ
a_DT
good_JJ
performance_NN
,_,
but_CC
again_RB
she_PP
isn't_BEZ
in_IN
many_DT
of_IN
the_DT
scenes_NNS
._.
so_RB
as_CS
a_DT
result_NN
of_IN
all_PDT
these_DT
small_JJ
supporting_JJ
parts_NNS
,_,
the_DT
weight_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
lies_VBZ
on_IN
the_DT
two_CD
leads_NNS
,_,
and_CC
they_PP
do_DO
a_DT
phenomenal_JJ
job_NN
._.
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
acting_JJ
of_IN
this_DT
genre_NN
,_,
and_CC
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
acting_JJ
of_IN
the_DT
year_NN
._.
two_CD
other_JJ
essential_JJ
aspects_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
are_BER
quite_RB
good_JJ
._.
director_NN
gary_NP
fleder_NN
does_DOZ
a_DT
good_JJ
job_NN
of_IN
controlling_VBG
his_PP$
actors_NNS
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
second_NN
half_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
loses_VBZ
believability_NN
,_,
especially_RB
during_IN
the_DT
revelation_NN
of_IN
the_DT
killer_NN
._.
he_PP
also_RB
doesn't_DOZ
handle_NN
the_DT
suspenseful_JJ
scenes_NNS
as_IN
a_DT
better_JJR
director_NN
would_MD
have_HV
,_,
losing_JJ
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
tension_NN
during_IN
many_DT
scenes_NNS
._.
however_RB
,_,
to_IN
his_PP$
credit_NN
,_,
he_PP
does_DOZ
manage_VB
a_DT
terrific_JJ
first_OD
half_NN
._.
part_NN
of_IN
the_DT
blame_NN
falls_VBZ
on_IN
david_NP
klass_NN
._.
i'm_???
sure_JJ
the_DT
book_NN
developed_VBN
many_DT
of_IN
the_DT
lesser_JJ
characters_NNS
more_DT
,_,
but_CC
klass_JJ
focuses_VBZ
on_IN
the_DT
two_CD
main_JJ
parts_NNS
._.
while_CS
this_DT
may_MD
give_VB
the_DT
two_CD
leads_NNS
more_RBR
screentime_JJ
,_,
many_DT
of_IN
the_DT
small_JJ
characters_NNS
are_BER
one-dimensional_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
killer_NN
,_,
when_CS
revealed_VBN
,_,
is_BEZ
extremely_RB
implausible_JJ
._.
thanks_NNS
to_IN
the_DT
smart_JJ
dialogue_NN
adapted_VBN
from_IN
the_DT
novel_NN
,_,
kiss_NN
the_DT
girls_NNS
always_RB
seems_VBZ
intelligent_JJ
._.
none_PN
of_IN
the_DT
conversations_NNS
are_BER
laughable_JJ
,_,
and_CC
all_PDT
move_NN
the_DT
plot_NN
forward_RB
without_IN
seeming_JJ
forced_JJ
._.
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
biggest_JJS
problems_NNS
i_PP
had_HVD
with_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
was_BEDZ
the_DT
motive_NN
of_IN
the_DT
killer_NN
._.
i_PP
blame_VB
this_DT
mainly_RB
on_IN
the_DT
casting_NN
director_NN
,_,
because_CS
the_DT
killer_NN
's_POS
motive_NN
is_BEZ
because_CS
of_IN
rejection_NN
from_IN
women_NNS
(_(
or_CC
so_RB
i_PP
assume_VB
from_IN
the_DT
opening_NN
monologue_NN
)_)
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
killer_NN
himself_PPX
is_BEZ
very_RB
attractive_JJ
(_(
one_CD
of_IN
my_PP$
friends_NNS
is_BEZ
a_DT
,_,
shall_MD
we_PP
say_VB
,_,
big_JJ
admirer_NN
of_IN
the_DT
killer_NN
)_)
._.
kiss_NN
the_DT
girls_NNS
is_BEZ
rated_VBN
r_NN
for_IN
terror_NN
,_,
violence_NN
,_,
language_NN
,_,
and_CC
suggested_VBD
sex_NN
._.
with_IN
all_PDT
the_DT
implausibilities_NNS
of_IN
this_DT
film_NN
,_,
and_CC
with_IN
the_DT
mediocre_JJ
second_NN
half_NN
,_,
kiss_NN
the_DT
girls_NNS
somehow_RB
manages_VBZ
to_IN
thoroughly_RB
entertain_VB
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
i_PP
had_HVD
the_DT
urge_NN
to_IN
see_VB
it_NN
again_RB
just_RB
for_IN
the_DT
performances_NNS
._.
the_DT
cinematography_NN
adds_VBZ
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
mood_NN
to_IN
the_DT
already_RB
creepy_JJ
tone_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
script_NN
is_BEZ
usually_RB
smart_JJ
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
clearly_RB
one_CD
of_IN
those_DT
movies_NNS
which_WDT
rely_VB
on_IN
the_DT
acting_JJ
to_IN
pull_NN
it_PP
through_IN
._.
morgan_NP
freeman_NN
is_BEZ
possibly_RB
today_RB
's_POS
most_DT
convincing_JJ
actor_NN
,_,
and_CC
ashley_NP
judd_???
adds_VBZ
another_DT
notch_NN
on_IN
her_PP$
acting_JJ
belt_NN
._.
i_PP
must_MD
also_RB
say_VB
that_CS
i_PP
loved_VBD
the_DT
ending_NN
._.
the_DT
showdown_NN
between_IN
good_JJ
and_CC
evil_JJ
was_BEDZ
quite_RB
tense_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
resolution_NN
of_IN
the_DT
scene_NN
makes_VBZ
almost_RB
anyone_PN
cheer_NN
._.
perhaps_RB
it_PP
may_MD
not_XNOT
be_BE
possible_JJ
,_,
but_CC
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
isn't_BEZ
anyway_RB
._.
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