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you've_???
got_VBN
to_IN
think_VB
twice_RB
before_IN
you_PP
go_VB
see_VB
a_DT
movie_NN
with_IN
a_DT
title_NN
like_IN
maximum_JJ
risk_NN
._.
the_DT
title_NN
is_BEZ
generic_JJ
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
meaningless_JJ
._.
and_CC
i_PP
can't_MD
believe_VB
it_PP
's_BEZ
good_JJ
business_NN
._.
when_CS
you_PP
pick_VB
up_RP
the_DT
phone_NN
and_CC
dial_VB
777-film_NN
,_,
how_WRB
in_IN
the_DT
world_NN
are_BER
you_PP
supposed_JJ
to_TO
remember_VB
that_DT
the_DT
new_JJ
jean-claude_NN
van_NN
damme_NN
movie_NN
,_,
the_DT
one_CD
that_CS
looked_VBD
kind_NN
of_IN
cool_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
trailers_NNS
and_CC
is_BEZ
directed_VBN
by_IN
some_DT
chinese_JJ
hot_JJ
shot_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
called_VBN
,_,
geez_???
,_,
maximum_NN
risk_NN
?_?
yuck_???
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
itself_PPX
deserves_VBZ
your_PP$
attention_NN
._.
for_IN
sweet_JJ
bloody_JJ
thrills_NNS
,_,
this_DT
one_CD
beats_VBZ
the_DT
summer_NN
blockbuster_NN
competition_NN
hands-down_NN
._.
only_RB
mission_NN
:_:
impossible_JJ
came_VBD
close_JJ
to_IN
delivering_VBG
as_IN
skillful_JJ
a_DT
thriller_NN
,_,
and_CC
i'll_???
give_VB
maximum_JJ
risk_NN
the_DT
edge_NN
simply_RB
because_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
as_IN
slick_JJ
as_CS
the_DT
tom_NP
cruise_NN
picture_NN
,_,
and_CC
therefore_RB
more_DT
gratifying_JJ
in_IN
its_PP$
execution_NN
._.
much_DT
to_IN
my_PP$
surprise_NN
,_,
van_NP
damme_NN
continues_VBZ
to_IN
develop_VB
as_IN
a_DT
pleasant_JJ
,_,
unpretentious_JJ
action_NN
hero_NN
._.
his_PP$
track_NN
record_NN
isn't_BEZ
as_CS
solid_JJ
as_IN
schwarzenegger_NP
's_POS
,_,
but_CC
he_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
hell_NN
of_IN
a_DT
lot_NN
more_DT
adventurous_JJ
than_CS
arnold_NP
._.
in_IN
1993_CD
,_,
van_NP
damme_NN
worked_VBD
with_IN
hong_NP
kong_NP
's_POS
premier_JJ
hardcore_IN
action_NN
director_NN
,_,
john_NP
woo_VB
,_,
on_IN
a_DT
fairly_RB
lame_???
movie_NN
called_VBD
hard_JJ
target_NN
._.
(_)
if_CS
you_PP
can_MD
find_VB
a_DT
bootleg_NN
copy_NN
,_,
woo_VB
's_BEZ
radically_RB
different_JJ
director_NN
's_POS
cut_NN
is_BEZ
much_DT
better_JJR
than_CS
what_WDT
was_BEDZ
eventually_RB
released_VBN
._.
)_)
this_DT
follow-up_JJ
is_BEZ
directed_VBN
by_IN
ringo_NP
lam_???
(_(
city_NN
on_IN
fire_NN
,_,
full_JJ
contact_NN
)_)
,_,
whose_WP$
hong_NP
kong_NP
films_NNS
are_BER
distinguished_JJ
action_NN
pictures_NNS
that_CS
have_HV
consistently_RB
played_VBN
second_NN
fiddle_NN
to_IN
woo_VB
's_BEZ
more_DT
operatic_JJ
offerings_NNS
._.
the_DT
surprise_NN
here_RB
is_BEZ
that_DT
maximum_JJ
risk_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
more_DT
effective_JJ
hollywood_NP
action_NN
flick_NN
than_CS
either_RB
hard_JJ
target_NN
or_CC
woo_VB
's_NNS
subsequent_JJ
broken_JJ
arrow_NN
._.
here_RB
's_POS
the_DT
rundown_NN
._.
van_NP
damme_NN
plays_VBZ
a_DT
french_JJ
cop_NN
named_VBN
alain_NP
moreau_NN
who_WP
is_BEZ
shaken_VBN
when_CS
a_DT
policeman_NN
friend_NN
(_(
jean-hugues_NNS
anglade_FW
)_)
finds_VBZ
a_DT
corpse_NN
that_CS
's_BEZ
alain_NP
's_POS
exact_JJ
double_JJ
._.
turns_VBZ
out_RP
alain_NP
was_BEDZ
separated_VBN
at_IN
birth_NN
from_IN
his_PP$
twin_NN
brother_NN
,_,
michael_NP
,_,
who_WP
has_HVZ
been_BEN
killed_VBN
by_IN
some_DT
russian_JJ
heavies_NNS
(_(
and_CC
some_DT
strangely_RB
american_JJ
looking_VBG
cops_NNS
)_)
._.
alain_NP
does_DOZ
some_DT
investigating_VBG
._.
he_PP
finds_VBZ
that_CS
michael_NP
had_HVD
booked_VBN
a_DT
flight_NN
to_IN
new_JJ
york_NP
city_NN
,_,
and_CC
received_VBD
a_DT
message_NN
from_IN
someone_PN
there_RB
named_VBN
alex_NP
bohemia_NP
._.
assuming_VBG
michael_NP
's_POS
identity_NN
,_,
alain_NP
flies_NNS
to_IN
new_JJ
york_NP
and_CC
gets_VBZ
tangled_JJ
up_IN
with_IN
michael_NP
's_POS
girlfriend_NN
(_(
natasha_NP
henstridge_NN
)_)
,_,
the_DT
fbi_NP
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
russian_JJ
mob_NN
in_IN
little_DT
odessa_NP
._.
that_CS
's_BEZ
as_RB
much_DT
as_CS
you_PP
need_VB
to_TO
know_VB
._.
the_DT
story_NN
is_BEZ
adequate_JJ
,_,
but_CC
not_XNOT
overly_RB
involving_VBG
--_???
and_CC
the_DT
major_JJ
plot_NN
points_NNS
are_BER
basically_RB
explained_VBN
to_IN
you_PP
twice_RB
,_,
just_RB
in_IN
case_NN
you_PP
go_VB
out_RP
for_IN
popcorn_JJ
at_IN
the_DT
wrong_JJ
moment_NN
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
a_DT
love_NN
story_NN
,_,
too_RB
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
didn't_DOD
find_VB
it_PP
terribly_RB
convincing_JJ
,_,
partly_RB
because_CS
ex-model_NP
henstridge_NN
is_BEZ
too_RB
high-strung_JJ
in_IN
her_PP$
high-profile_JJ
debut_NN
(_(
she_PP
had_HVD
precious_JJ
few_DT
lines_NNS
as_IN
the_DT
alien_NN
ice_NN
queen_NN
in_IN
species_NN
)_)
._.
she_PP
's_BEZ
great_JJ
to_TO
look_VB
at_IN
,_,
and_CC
she_PP
can_MD
certainly_RB
read_VB
a_DT
line_NN
,_,
but_CC
what_WDT
she_PP
does_DOZ
here_RB
can't_MD
really_RB
be_BE
described_VBN
as_IN
"_"
acting_VBG
._.
"_"
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
"_"
acting_VBG
"_"
isn't_BEZ
really_RB
what_WDT
she_PP
was_BEDZ
hired_JJ
for_IN
(_(
i_CD
lost_VBD
track_NN
of_IN
whether_CS
her_PP
shirt_NN
comes_VBZ
off_IN
more_DT
often_RB
than_CS
van_NP
damme_NN
's_POS
)_)
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
exceptionally_RB
violent_JJ
,_,
bordering_VBG
on_IN
gratuity_NN
._.
(_)
keep_VB
that_CS
in_IN
mind_NN
when_CS
planning_NN
your_PP$
date_NN
._.
)_)
the_DT
stunts_NNS
are_BER
spectacular_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
fact_NN
that_CS
you_PP
can_MD
spot_VB
van_NN
damme_NN
's_POS
stand-in_NN
makes_VBZ
his_PP$
work_NN
no_DT
less_DT
impressive_JJ
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
only_RB
so_RB
much_DT
you_PP
can_MD
do_DO
with_IN
a_DT
car_NN
wreck_NN
,_,
but_CC
this_DT
movie_NN
makes_VBZ
crisp_NN
,_,
effective_JJ
use_NN
of_IN
pile-ups_NNS
in_IN
a_DT
handful_NN
of_IN
frenzied_JJ
destruction_NN
derbies_NNS
._.
and_CC
lam_???
has_HVZ
a_DT
surprising_JJ
,_,
innovative_JJ
sense_NN
of_IN
exactly_RB
where_CS
the_DT
camera_NN
should_MD
go_VB
to_IN
catch_NN
any_DT
bit_NN
of_IN
action_NN
._.
the_DT
main_JJ
difference_NN
between_IN
lam_???
and_CC
woo_VB
,_,
i_PP
believe_VB
,_,
is_BEZ
that_CS
while_CS
woo_VB
relies_VBZ
on_IN
sheer_JJ
spectacle_NN
to_IN
gas_NN
up_RP
his_PP$
action_NN
show_VB
pieces_NNS
,_,
lam_???
has_HVZ
figured_VBN
out_RP
more_DT
about_RB
using_VBG
cinematic_JJ
space_NN
and_CC
double-barreled_VBD
points_NNS
of_IN
view_NN
to_IN
make_VB
things_NNS
run_VB
._.
don't_DO
get_VB
me_PP
wrong_JJ
--_???
when_CS
chow_NP
yun-fat_NP
soars_VBZ
through_IN
space_NN
pumping_NN
bullets_NNS
out_RP
of_IN
two_CD
pistols_NNS
and_CC
chewing_NN
on_IN
a_DT
toothpick_NN
with_IN
glass_NN
and_CC
confetti_NP
littering_VBG
the_DT
air_NN
around_IN
him_PP
in_IN
woo_VB
's_BEZ
hard-boiled_VBN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
an_DT
amazing_JJ
moment_NN
._.
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
moment_NN
that_CS
's_BEZ
hard_JJ
to_TO
reproduce_VB
in_IN
hollywood_NP
._.
(_)
for_IN
one_CD
thing_NN
,_,
hollywood_NP
doesn't_DOZ
yet_RB
have_HV
chow_NP
yun-fat_NP
!_!
)_)
while_CS
woo_VB
's_BEZ
hollywood_NP
movies_NNS
look_VB
like_IN
the_DT
work_NN
of_IN
a_DT
talented_JJ
upstart_NN
,_,
maximum_JJ
risk_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
surprisingly_RB
confident_JJ
picture_NN
._.
the_DT
very_RB
first_OD
shot_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
an_DT
awkward_JJ
overhead_JJ
view_NN
of_IN
a_DT
chase_NN
through_IN
the_DT
streets_NNS
of_IN
a_DT
european_JJ
city_NN
,_,
but_CC
lam_???
's_NNS
use_VB
of_IN
odd_JJ
camera_NN
angles_NNS
becomes_VBZ
more_DT
efficient_JJ
later_RBR
on_IN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
editing_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
particularly_RB
savvy_???
complement_NN
to_IN
lam_???
's_NNS
shooting_NN
style_NN
,_,
accentuating_VBG
rather_RB
than_CS
amplifying_VBG
the_DT
action_NN
._.
the_DT
performances_NNS
could_MD
have_HV
used_VBN
some_DT
fine_JJ
tuning_VBG
(_(
in_IN
particular_JJ
,_,
there_EX
's_BEZ
an_DT
annoying_NN
,_,
overwritten_VBN
manhattan_NP
cab_???
driver_NN
in_IN
the_DT
early_JJ
scenes_NNS
who_WP
should_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
toned_VBN
down_RP
or_CC
jettisoned_VBD
completely_RB
)_)
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
movie_NN
doesn't_DOZ
always_RB
overcome_VB
the_DT
limitations_NNS
of_IN
its_PP$
genre_NN
._.
the_DT
story_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
little_JJ
mundane_JJ
,_,
although_CS
there_EX
are_BER
some_DT
effective_JJ
moments_NNS
involving_VBG
van_NN
damme_NN
's_POS
unrequited_JJ
feelings_NNS
toward_IN
the_DT
brother_NN
he_PP
never_RB
knew_VBD
he_PP
had_HVD
._.
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
often_RB
that_DT
hollywood_NP
cranks_NNS
out_RP
a_DT
truly_RB
satisfying_JJ
action_NN
picture_NN
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
doubly_RB
surprising_JJ
that_CS
this_DT
one_CD
should_MD
come_VB
with_IN
a_DT
mere_JJ
whisper_NN
of_IN
publicity_NN
._.
van_NP
damme_NN
fans_NNS
should_MD
treat_VB
themselves_PPX
to_IN
what_WDT
may_MD
well_RB
be_BE
the_DT
man_NN
's_POS
best_JJS
movie_NN
,_,
and_CC
international_JJ
action_NN
buffs_NP
will_MD
no_RB
doubt_VB
savor_NP
this_DT
flavorful_JJ
hong_NP
kong_NP
/_SYM
hollywood_NP
hybrid_NN
._.
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