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after_IN
the_DT
terminally_RB
bleak_JJ
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dogs_NNS
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fiction_NN
,_,
jackie_NP
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a_DT
light-hearted_VBN
departure_NN
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quentin_NP
tarantino_NP
._.
it_PP
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._.
luckily_RB
,_,
his_PP$
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,_,
and_CC
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._.
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brown_JJ
(_(
pam_NP
grier_NN
)_)
,_,
a_DT
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from_IN
one_CD
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to_IN
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._.
she_PP
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minimal_JJ
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._.
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,_,
she_PP
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federal_JJ
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(_(
including_IN
michael_NP
keaton_NP
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the_DT
tough-nosed_JJ
ray_NN
nicolet_NN
)_)
,_,
and_CC
found_VBD
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a_DT
handsome_JJ
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of_IN
cash_NN
and_CC
a_DT
small_JJ
bag_NN
of_IN
smuggled_JJ
dope_NN
._.
jackie_NP
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for_IN
a_DT
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dealer_NN
named_VBN
ordell_NP
(_(
samuel_NP
l_NN
._.
jackson_NP
)_(
,_,
who_NP
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her_PP$
bail_NN
money_NN
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suspects_VBZ
her_PP$
of_IN
tipping_VBG
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the_DT
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operation_NN
._.
soon_RB
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a_DT
way_NN
to_IN
smuggle_VB
$_???
000_CD
,_,
000_CD
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them_PP
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nicolet_NN
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nose_NN
,_,
with_IN
the_DT
help_NN
of_IN
ordell_NP
's_POS
oaf_???
of_IN
a_NN
partner_NN
(_(
robert_NP
de_NP
niro_???
)_(
and_CC
drugged-out_IN
lady_NN
friend_NN
(_(
bridget_NP
fonda_NN
)_)
._.
also_RB
entering_VBG
the_DT
picture_NN
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a_DT
bail-bondsman_NN
named_VBN
max_NP
cherry_NN
(_(
robert_NP
forster_NP
)_)
,_,
who_WP
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a_DT
liking_NN
to_IN
jackie_NP
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at_IN
one_CD
point_NN
to_IN
make_VB
the_DT
situation_NN
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more_DT
complicated_JJ
(_(
how_WRB
i_CD
won't_MD
say_VB
)_)
._.
the_DT
big_JJ
drop-off_NN
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undoubtedly_RB
the_DT
high_JJ
point_NN
of_IN
jackie_NP
brown_NP
,_,
in_IN
which_WDT
numerous_JJ
double-crosses_NNS
take_VB
place_NN
and_CC
many_DT
clothing_NN
store_NN
bags_NNS
(_(
filled_VBN
with_IN
cash_NN
)_)
switch_NN
hands_NNS
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
unfortunate_JJ
that_CS
tarantino_NP
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his_PP$
sweet_JJ
time_NN
getting_VBG
there_RB
,_,
and_CC
doesn't_DOZ
offer_VB
anything_PN
extremely_RB
compelling_JJ
while_CS
doing_DOG
so_CS
._.
there_EX
are_BER
,_,
as_CS
always_RB
,_,
amusing_VBG
exchanges_NNS
between_IN
characters_NNS
._.
the_DT
funniest_JJS
repartee_NN
is_BEZ
between_IN
de_NP
niro_???
and_CC
fonda_NN
,_,
as_CS
he_PP
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annoyed_JJ
with_IN
her_PP$
constant_JJ
bickering_NN
while_CS
making_VBG
fun_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
iq_???
,_,
or_CC
lack_NN
thereof_RB
._.
the_DT
most_DT
interesting_JJ
relationship_NN
is_BEZ
between_IN
max_NP
and_CC
jackie_NP
._.
a_DT
56-year_JJ
old_JJ
white_JJ
bail_NN
bondsman_NN
and_CC
a_DT
44-year_JJ
old_JJ
black_JJ
flight_NN
attendant_NN
with_IN
believable_JJ
chemistry_NN
?_?
you've_???
got_VBD
to_IN
commend_VB
the_DT
acting_JJ
._.
jackie_NP
brown_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
seriously_RB
dragged-out_IN
exercise_NN
enlivened_VBN
by_IN
such_DT
fine_JJ
acting_NN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
clocks_NNS
in_IN
at_IN
a_DT
lengthy_JJ
35_CD
hours_NNS
,_,
35_CD
minutes_NNS
._.
tarantino_NP
's_POS
talky_JJ
style_NN
manages_VBZ
to_IN
hold_NN
your_PP$
attention_NN
heavily_RB
,_,
but_CC
there_EX
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more_DT
than_CS
a_DT
few_DT
dramatic_JJ
lapses_NNS
and_CC
crucial_JJ
lulls_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
storyline_JJ
._.
also_RB
,_,
fans_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
director_NN
should_MD
be_BE
prepared_VBN
for_IN
a_DT
lighter_NN
side_NN
to_IN
appear_VB
._.
jackie_NP
brown_NP
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four_CD
major_JJ
shootings_NNS
,_,
and_CC
two_CD
of_IN
those_DT
take_VB
place_NN
mostly_RB
off-screen_IN
,_,
so_RB
don't_DO
be_BE
expecting_VBG
a_DT
typical_JJ
tarantino_NN
bloodbath_IN
._.
you_PP
can_MD
expect_VB
frequent_JJ
foul_JJ
language_NN
,_,
mostly_RB
coming_VBG
way_NN
of_IN
ordell_NP
,_,
who_WP
(_(
much_DT
to_IN
the_DT
dismay_NN
of_IN
spike_NN
lee_NP
)_)
uses_NNS
the_DT
`_"
n_NN
'_"
word_NN
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part_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
regular_JJ
vocabulary_NN
._.
the_DT
acting_JJ
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the_DT
glue_NN
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holds_VBZ
everything_PN
together_RB
._.
grier_RBR
,_,
making_VBG
a_DT
sudden_JJ
comeback_NN
from_IN
her_PP$
reign_NN
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the_DT
1970_CD
's_BEZ
,_,
is_BEZ
more_DT
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adequate_JJ
for_IN
the_DT
title_NN
character_NN
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
she_PP
's_BEZ
flat-out_IN
great_JJ
._.
another_DT
comeback_NN
comes_VBZ
from_IN
former_DT
tv_NN
star_NN
robert_NP
forster_NP
,_,
who_WP
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a_DT
grand_JJ
job_NN
as_IN
max_NP
cherry_NN
,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
perfectly_RB
cast_VBN
in_IN
doing_DOG
so_RB
._.
michael_NP
keaton_NP
makes_VBZ
his_PP$
presence_NN
felt_VBD
,_,
albeit_CS
in_IN
small_JJ
but_CC
dignified_JJ
moments_NNS
,_,
and_CC
de_NP
niro_???
is_BEZ
ideal_NN
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playing_VBG
the_DT
lug-head_NN
who_WP
goes_VBZ
over_IN
the_DT
edge_NN
._.
speaking_VBG
of_IN
that_DT
,_,
bridget_NP
fonda_NN
has_HVZ
relatively_RB
little_JJ
to_IN
do_DO
as_IN
ordell_NP
's_POS
bikini-clad_NN
beach_NN
babe_NN
,_,
and_CC
yet_RB
she_PP
manages_VBZ
to_IN
look_NN
fairly_RB
occupied_VBN
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
a_DT
single_JJ
sign_NN
of_IN
misplaced_JJ
dialogue_NN
or_CC
snubbed_VBD
line_NN
throughout_IN
the_DT
entire_JJ
movie_NN
._.
which_WDT
is_BEZ
a_DT
life-saver_NN
for_IN
mr_NN
._.
tarantino_NP
._.
the_DT
story_NN
barely_RB
holds_VBZ
together_RB
in_IN
the_DT
meantime_NN
,_,
and_CC
we_PP
merely_RB
get_VB
a_DT
small_JJ
tremor_NN
whenever_WRB
there_EX
should_MD
be_BE
a_DT
defeaning_NN
earthquake_NN
._.
but_CC
oh_UH
well_RB
._.
jackie_NP
brown_NP
manages_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
an_DT
enjoyable_JJ
detour_NN
from_IN
quentin_NP
tarantino_NP
,_,
even_RB
if_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
lacking_VBG
the_DT
glaring_JJ
and_CC
original_JJ
bite_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
previous_JJ
work_NN
._.
let_VB
's_BEZ
just_RB
hope_VB
that_CS
the_DT
director_NN
hasn't_HVZ
gone_VBN
soft_JJ
on_IN
us_PP
._.