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it_PP
is_BEZ
always_RB
refreshing_JJ
to_IN
see_NN
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actor_NN
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to_IN
forget_VB
about_IN
working_VBG
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a_DT
living_NN
to_IN
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to_IN
take_VB
a_NP
chance_NN
and_CC
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less-than-savoury_NN
character_NN
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mel_NP
gibson_NP
does_DOZ
in_CD
payback_JJ
._.
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
if_CS
i_PP
was_BEDZ
being_BEG
paid_VBN
$_???
25_CD
million_NN
for_IN
one_CD
month_NN
's_POS
work_NN
,_,
i'd_???
probably_RB
be_BE
willing_JJ
to_TO
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risks_NNS
as_IN
well_RB
,_,
but_CC
that_CS
's_NNS
neither_RB
here_RB
nor_CC
there_RB
._.
payback_NN
is_BEZ
based_VBN
on_IN
a_DT
novel_NN
by_IN
richard_NP
stark_NP
(_(
apparently_RB
actually_RB
donald_NP
e_NN
._.
westlake_NN
,_,
author_NN
of_IN
the_DT
grifters_NNS
,_,
itself_PPX
a_DT
fine_JJ
crime_NN
film_NN
)_)
which_WDT
was_BEDZ
also_RB
filmed_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
1960s_CD
as_IN
point_NN
blank_JJ
starring_NN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
toughest_JJS
of_IN
tough_JJ
guys_NNS
,_,
lee_NP
marvin_NP
._.
the_DT
film_NN
opens_VBZ
with_IN
gibson_NP
having_HVG
recovered_VBN
from_IN
being_BEG
shot_VBN
several_DT
times_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
back_NN
,_,
by_IN
whom_WP
we_PP
don't_DO
know_VB
yet_RB
._.
all_PDT
we_PP
know_VB
is_BEZ
that_CS
gibson_NP
,_,
as_CS
porter_NP
,_,
isn't_BEZ
a_DT
happy_JJ
chappy_JJ
and_CC
is_BEZ
hellbent_JJ
on_IN
getting_VBG
the_DT
money_NN
stolen_VBN
from_IN
him_PP
back_RP
,_,
and_CC
getting_VBG
even_RB
in_IN
the_DT
process_NN
,_,
no_DT
matter_NN
what_WDT
the_DT
consequences_NNS
._.
it_PP
turns_VBZ
out_RP
that_CS
the_DT
man_NN
he_PP
's_BEZ
after_IN
is_BEZ
val_NP
(_(
gregg_NP
henry_NP
)_)
,_,
his_PP$
sometime_JJ
partner_NN
with_IN
whom_WP
he_PP
stole_VBD
a_DT
briefcase_NN
full_JJ
of_IN
cash_NN
from_IN
a_DT
gang_NN
of_IN
chinese_JJ
mobsters_NNS
._.
obviously_RB
not_XNOT
having_HVG
much_DT
of_IN
a_DT
crisis_NN
of_IN
the_DT
soul_NN
,_,
val_NP
figures_NNS
porter_NP
is_BEZ
dead_JJ
and_CC
goes_VBZ
about_IN
using_VBG
his_PP$
share_NN
of_IN
the_DT
money_NN
to_IN
pay_NN
off_IN
a_DT
debt_NN
to_IN
his_PP$
employers_NNS
._.
porter_NP
,_,
however_RB
,_,
is_BEZ
the_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
man_NN
who_WP
holds_VBZ
a_DT
grudge_NN
and_CC
once_RB
on_IN
his_PP$
feet_NNS
,_,
goes_VBZ
about_IN
exacting_JJ
revenge_NN
on_IN
the_DT
double-crossing_NN
val_NP
._.
gibson_NP
gives_VBZ
a_DT
terrific_JJ
performance_NN
in_IN
the_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
role_NN
which_WDT
he_PP
was_BEDZ
born_VBN
to_IN
play_NN
,_,
that_CS
of_IN
a_DT
slightly_RB
unhinged_VBN
guy_NN
who_WP
doesn't_DOZ
mind_NN
beating_NN
up_RP
or_CC
shooting_NN
people_NN
to_IN
get_VB
what_WDT
he_PP
wants_VBZ
._.
you_PP
probably_RB
wouldn't_MD
see_VB
other_JJ
actors_NNS
in_IN
his_PP$
salary_NN
range_NN
take_VB
such_DT
an_DT
offbeat_NN
,_,
out-of-character_NN
role_NN
such_DT
as_CS
porter_NP
(_(
jim_NP
carrey_NP
won't_MD
be_BE
doing_DOG
anything_PN
like_IN
this_DT
in_IN
a_DT
hurry_NN
after_IN
what_WDT
happened_VBD
the_DT
last_OD
time_NN
he_PP
tried_VBD
-_-
the_DT
cable_NN
guy_NN
,_,
anyone_PN
?_?
)_(
._.
harrison_NP
ford_NP
's_POS
idea_NN
of_IN
playing_VBG
an_DT
unsympathetic_JJ
character_NN
is_BEZ
presumed_VBN
innocent_JJ
;_;
the_DT
last_OD
time_NN
schwarzenegger_NP
played_VBD
a_DT
villain_NN
was_BEDZ
batman_JJ
and_CC
robin_NP
,_,
which_WDT
we_PP
won't_MD
mention_VB
further_JJR
;_;
and_CC
has_HVZ
stallone_PN
ever_RB
really_RB
played_VBN
a_DT
villain_NN
at_IN
all_PDT
?_?
this_DT
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
to_TO
say_VB
that_DT
porter_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
villain_NN
,_,
per_IN
se_NN
._.
while_CS
he_PP
isn't_BEZ
the_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
character_NN
you_PP
wouldn't_MD
want_VB
to_IN
get_VB
on_IN
the_DT
wrong_JJ
side_NN
of_IN
,_,
he_PP
's_BEZ
nothing_PN
compared_VBN
to_IN
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
ones_NNS
we_PP
are_BER
forced_VBN
to_IN
watch_NN
in_IN
countless_JJ
bad_JJ
thrillers_NNS
and_CC
action_NN
films_NNS
where_CS
they_PP
kill_VB
innocent_JJ
people_NN
in_IN
the_DT
blink_NN
of_IN
an_DT
eye_NN
or_CC
execute_VB
their_PP$
right-hand_JJ
men_NNS
just_RB
to_IN
prove_VB
how_WRB
mean_JJ
they_PP
are_BER
._.
porter_NP
is_BEZ
only_RB
trying_VBG
to_IN
get_VB
back_RP
what_WDT
is_BEZ
not-so-rightfully_RB
his_PP$
,_,
which_WDT
in_IN
a_DT
way_NN
is_BEZ
almost_RB
understandable_JJ
._.
payback_NN
is_BEZ
an_DT
enjoyable_JJ
dramatic_JJ
black_JJ
comedy-thriller_NN
which_WDT
won't_MD
be_BE
remembered_VBN
as_IN
being_BEG
among_IN
gibson_NP
's_POS
most_RBS
important_JJ
work_NN
,_,
but_CC
is_BEZ
still_RB
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
finer_JJR
films_NNS
he_PP
's_BEZ
done_DON
._.
the_DT
only_JJ
real_JJ
problem_NN
with_IN
it_PP
is_BEZ
that_DT
,_,
while_CS
everything_PN
seems_VBZ
to_TO
work_VB
out_RP
in_IN
the_DT
end_NN
,_,
i_PP
was_BEDZ
left_VBN
feeling_NN
something_PN
was_BEDZ
lacking_VBG
;_;
was_BEDZ
that_CS
all_RB
?_?
the_DT
ending_NN
looks_VBZ
as_IN
if_NN
it_PP
was_BEDZ
tacked_VBN
on_IN
at_IN
the_DT
last_OD
minute_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
final_JJ
voice-over_NN
doesn't_DOZ
ring_VB
true_JJ
,_,
even_RB
though_CS
it_PP
was_BEDZ
used_VBN
to_IN
good_JJ
effect_NN
elsewhere_RB
in_IN
the_DT
film-noir_NN
style_NN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
embodies_NNS
._.
the_DT
film_NN
just_RB
ends_VBZ
far_RB
too_RB
suddenly_RB
,_,
after_IN
a_DT
huge_JJ
build-up_NN
in_IN
the_DT
penultimate_JJ
scenes_NNS
._.
a_DT
fine_JJ
film_NN
,_,
even_RB
though_CS
it_PP
needs_VBZ
just_RB
a_DT
little_JJ
something_PN
more_DT
to_TO
be_BE
the_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
a_DT
film_NN
that_CS
can_MD
be_BE
recommended_VBN
without_IN
hesitation_NN
._.
just_RB
be_BE
ready_JJ
for_IN
a_DT
possible_JJ
letdown_NN
of_IN
an_DT
ending_NN
._.