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ingredients_NNS
:_:
down-on-his-luck_JJ
evangelist_NN
,_,
church_NN
synopsis_NN
:_:
sonny_NN
dewey_NP
(_(
robert_NP
duvall_NN
)_)
is_BEZ
a_DT
tireless_JJ
texas_NP
pentecostal_JJ
preacher_NN
who_WP
unexpectedly_RB
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his_PP$
wife_NN
(_(
farrah_NN
fawcett_NP
)_)
in_IN
bed_NN
with_IN
another_DT
guy_NN
._.
in_IN
a_DT
regrettable_JJ
crime_NN
of_IN
passion_NN
he_PP
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a_DT
baseball_NN
bat_NN
to_IN
the_DT
guy_NN
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head_NN
,_,
and_CC
suddenly_RB
finds_VBZ
himself_PPX
a_DT
fugitive_NN
for_IN
murder_NN
,_,
and_CC
estranged_JJ
from_IN
his_PP$
wife_NN
and_CC
two_CD
kids_NNS
._.
to_IN
atone_PN
for_IN
his_PP$
sins_NNS
,_,
sonny_NN
flees_NNS
to_IN
a_DT
rural_JJ
bayou_???
town_NN
in_IN
louisiana_NP
and_CC
baptizes_NNS
himself_PPX
as_IN
a_DT
new_JJ
creature_NN
-_-
-_-
the_DT
apostle_NN
e_NN
._.
f_NN
._.
as_CS
the_DT
apostle_NN
e_NN
._.
f_NN
._.
sonny_NN
's_POS
main_JJ
mission_NN
is_BEZ
to_TO
revive_VB
an_DT
abandoned_JJ
church_NN
community_NN
and_CC
preach_VB
the_DT
gospel_NN
at_IN
the_DT
local_JJ
radio_NN
station_NN
._.
soon_RB
he_PP
sets_VBZ
about_IN
resurrecting_VBG
the_DT
one_CD
way_NN
road_NN
to_IN
heaven_NN
holiness_NN
temple_NN
._.
but_CC
sonny_NN
knows_VBZ
his_PP$
time_NN
is_BEZ
short_JJ
;_;
one_CD
day_NN
the_DT
police_NNS
will_MD
find_VB
him_PP
._.
opinion_NN
:_:
this_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
thought-provoking_NN
look_NN
at_IN
an_DT
evangelist_NN
in_IN
real_JJ
life_NN
terms_NNS
._.
i_PP
believe_VB
that_CS
robert_NP
duvall_NP
(_(
who_WP
is_BEZ
the_DT
producer_NN
,_,
director_NN
,_,
writer_NN
,_,
and_CC
main_JJ
star_NN
of_IN
the_DT
apostle_NN
)_)
deserves_VBZ
an_DT
oscar_NP
for_IN
his_PP$
performance_NN
as_IN
sonny_NN
the_DT
religious_JJ
crusader_NN
-_-
-_-
a_NN
performance_NN
which_WDT
is_BEZ
so_RB
complex_JJ
and_CC
realistic_JJ
it_PP
ranks_NNS
as_IN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
finest_JJS
acting_JJ
performances_NNS
on_IN
film_NN
._.
duvall_NP
's_POS
portrayal_NN
of_IN
a_DT
true_JJ
believer_NN
is_BEZ
authentic_JJ
,_,
superb_JJ
,_,
and_CC
inspired_JJ
;_;
it_PP
offers_VBZ
the_DT
audience_NN
a_DT
completely_RB
honest_JJ
look_NN
at_IN
southern_JJ
religion_NN
,_,
as_CS
well_RB
as_CS
a_DT
portrait_NN
of_IN
a_DT
fallible_JJ
,_,
complicated_JJ
man_NN
driven_VBN
by_IN
his_PP$
beliefs_NNS
._.
incidentally_RB
,_,
in_IN
real_JJ
life_NN
duvall_NN
was_BEDZ
just_RB
as_IN
'driven_JJ
'_"
in_IN
getting_VBG
the_DT
project_NN
underway_RB
._.
since_CS
no_DT
major_JJ
hollywood_NP
studio_NN
wanted_VBD
to_TO
risk_VB
financing_NN
a_DT
complex_JJ
movie_NN
about_IN
an_DT
evangelist_NN
,_,
the_DT
apostle_NN
as_IN
a_DT
project_NN
lay_VBD
dormant_JJ
for_IN
almost_RB
13_CD
years_NNS
before_IN
duvall_NN
was_BEDZ
able_JJ
to_TO
get_VB
it_PP
done_DON
,_,
paying_VBG
for_IN
its_PP$
production_NN
with_IN
his_PP$
own_DT
money_NN
(_(
about_IN
five_CD
million_NN
dollars_NNS
)_)
._.
in_IN
terms_NNS
of_IN
hard-hitting_VBG
realism_NN
and_CC
character_NN
portrayal_NN
the_DT
apostle_NN
would_MD
rank_VB
as_IN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
movies_NNS
of_IN
this_DT
decade_NN
,_,
and_CC
i_PP
emphatically_RB
recommend_VB
the_DT
apostle_NN
for_IN
connoisseurs_NNS
of_IN
stage_NN
and_CC
fine_JJ
acting_JJ
on_IN
film_NN
._.
similarly_RB
,_,
those_DT
with_IN
a_DT
steep_JJ
background_NN
in_IN
pentecostal_JJ
christianity_NN
would_MD
find_VB
the_DT
apostle_NN
a_DT
thought-provoking_NN
experience_NN
._.
on_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
hand_NN
,_,
the_DT
apostle_NN
's_POS
main_JJ
strength_NN
-_-
-_-
duvall_NN
's_POS
preaching_VBG
-_-
-_-
is_BEZ
also_RB
what_WDT
limits_NNS
the_DT
apostle_NN
's_POS
target_NN
audience_NN
._.
in_IN
terms_NNS
of_IN
plot_NN
and_CC
pure_JJ
entertainment_NN
value_NN
,_,
the_DT
apostle_NN
is_BEZ
definitely_RB
not_XNOT
for_IN
everyone_PN
._.
teenagers_NNS
,_,
action_NN
fans_NNS
,_,
comedy_NN
fans_NNS
,_,
and_CC
people_NN
who_WP
find_VB
church_NN
completely_RB
boring_JJ
should_MD
stay_VB
far_RB
away_RB
from_IN
this_DT
movie_NN
,_,
since_CS
three_CD
quarters_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
watching_VBG
sonny_NN
preach_VB
at_IN
church_NN
._.
in_IN
other_JJ
words_NNS
,_,
the_DT
apostle_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
four_CD
star_NN
performance_NN
,_,
but_CC
with_IN
a_DT
very_RB
limited_JJ
audience_NN
._.
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