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in_IN
many_DT
ways_NNS
,_,
"_"
twotg_???
"_"
does_DOZ
for_CS
tough-guy_???
movies_NNS
what_WDT
la_NP
confidential_JJ
did_DOD
for_CS
police_NNS
stories_NNS
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
savviness_NN
in_IN
its_PP$
writing_NN
and_CC
a_DT
mature_JJ
patience_NN
in_IN
allowing_VBG
the_DT
material_NN
to_IN
unfold_VB
._.
but_CC
,_,
i_PP
suppose_VB
,_,
we_PP
wouldn't_MD
expect_VB
less_DT
from_IN
christopher_NP
mcquarrie_NP
,_,
who_WP
was_BEDZ
responsible_JJ
for_IN
giving_VBG
us_PP
"_"
the_DT
usual_JJ
suspects_NNS
"_"
._.
his_PP$
writing_NN
talents_NNS
are_BER
still_RB
in_IN
tact_NN
as_IN
he_PP
brings_VBZ
to_IN
us_PP
a_DT
bloody_JJ
yet_RB
intellectual_JJ
tale_NN
of_IN
two_CD
unabashed_JJ
but_CC
dimwitted_VBN
thugs_NNS
and_CC
a_DT
plan_NN
gone_VBN
awry_RB
._.
the_DT
two_CD
goons_NNS
are_BER
parker_NP
and_CC
longbaugh_IN
(_(
ryan_NP
phillipe_NN
and_CC
benicio_NP
del_NP
toro_???
)_(
._.
these_DT
two_CD
men_NNS
show_VB
the_DT
hardened_JJ
wear_NN
of_IN
those_DT
who_WP
have_HV
always_RB
had_HVN
it_PP
tough_JJ
._.
their_PP$
troubled_JJ
youths_NNS
have_HV
forged_VBN
two_CD
nihilistic_JJ
souls_NNS
who_WP
use_VB
their_PP$
amazing_JJ
gunplay_NN
skills_NNS
to_IN
survive_VB
._.
given_VBN
the_DT
choice_NN
of_IN
minimum_NN
wage_NN
or_CC
petty_JJ
crime_NN
,_,
they'll_???
always_RB
choose_VB
the_DT
latter_DT
._.
yet_RB
,_,
they_PP
are_BER
incredibly_RB
foolish_JJ
planners_NNS
._.
actually_RB
,_,
these_DT
two_CD
never_RB
really_RB
have_HV
a_DT
plan_NN
._.
they_PP
just_RB
improvise_VB
along_IN
the_DT
way_NN
,_,
hoping_VBG
that_CS
their_PP$
bravado_NN
and_CC
arsenal_NP
of_IN
guns_NNS
will_MD
take_VB
care_NN
of_IN
anything_PN
that_CS
they_PP
might_MD
have_HV
overlooked_VBN
._.
their_PP$
next_OD
scheme_NN
,_,
which_WDT
they_PP
cook_VB
up_RP
about_IN
as_IN
fast_JJ
as_CS
a_DT
mcdonald_NP
's_POS
burger_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
to_TO
kidnap_VB
some_DT
surrogate_NN
mother_NN
named_VBN
robin_NP
(_(
juliette_NP
lewis_NP
)_)
that_CS
was_BEDZ
hired_JJ
by_IN
some_DT
well-to-do_???
family_NN
._.
if_CS
all_PDT
goes_VBZ
well_JJ
,_,
they'll_???
receive_VB
a_DT
nice_JJ
bit_NN
of_IN
ransom_NN
money_NN
and_CC
life_NN
goes_VBZ
on_IN
._.
what_WDT
parker_NP
and_CC
longbaugh_IN
do_DO
not_XNOT
realize_VB
is_BEZ
that_CS
robin_NP
is_BEZ
carrying_VBG
a_DT
baby_NN
for_IN
the_DT
chidduck_JJ
family_NN
,_,
whose_WP$
patriarch_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
feared_JJ
crime_NN
boss_NN
._.
moreover_RB
,_,
two_CD
bodyguards_NNS
(_(
nicky_NP
katt_???
and_CC
taye_???
diggs_NP
)_)
constantly_RB
escort_VB
her_PP$
._.
these_DT
two_CD
protectors_NNS
find_VB
an_DT
eerie_JJ
sense_NN
of_IN
pleasure_NN
when_CS
being_BEG
confronted_VBN
and_CC
tested_VBN
in_IN
life_NN
and_CC
death_NN
situations_NNS
._.
they_PP
would_MD
rather_RB
die_VB
than_CS
fail_VB
;_;
thus_RB
their_PP$
bravado_NN
level_NN
is_BEZ
equally_RB
high_JJ
._.
but_CC
it_PP
seems_VBZ
that_CS
the_DT
testosterone_NN
levels_NNS
of_IN
parker_NP
and_CC
longbaugh_IN
are_BER
a_DT
bit_NN
higher_JJR
,_,
and_CC
they_PP
employ_VB
some_DT
unusual_JJ
but_CC
fun-to-watch_NN
tactics_NNS
to_IN
pull_NN
off_IN
the_DT
kidnapping_NN
and_CC
to_IN
outrun_JJ
the_DT
pursuers_NNS
in_IN
a_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
slow-motion_NP
car_NN
chase_NN
down_IN
a_DT
series_NN
of_IN
alleyways_NNS
._.
the_DT
next_OD
hour_NN
or_CC
so_RB
,_,
we_PP
watch_VB
the_DT
chidduck_JJ
camp_NN
regroup_NN
and_CC
assess_VB
their_PP$
situation_NN
._.
during_IN
this_DT
time_NN
,_,
additional_JJ
plot_NN
lines_NNS
come_VB
into_IN
play_NN
and_CC
more_DT
and_CC
more_DT
details_NNS
are_BER
revealed_VBN
._.
because_CS
the_DT
chidduck_JJ
's_POS
can_NN
not_XNOT
go_NN
to_IN
the_DT
police_NNS
and_CC
because_CS
of_IN
the_DT
special_JJ
circumstances_NNS
involving_VBG
the_DT
kidnapping_NN
,_,
we_PP
are_BER
introduced_VBN
to_IN
more_DT
characters_NNS
that_CS
will_MD
help_VB
to_IN
influence_NN
the_DT
outcome_NN
._.
we_PP
discover_VB
that_CS
not_XNOT
everyone_PN
in_IN
the_DT
chidduck_JJ
camp_NN
is_BEZ
loyal_JJ
to_TO
the_DT
cause_NN
._.
as_CS
a_DT
result_NN
,_,
there_EX
are_BER
undercurrents_NNS
of_IN
a_DT
conspiracy_NN
,_,
and_CC
elements_NNS
of_IN
betrayal_NN
and_CC
subterfuge_NN
._.
the_DT
sepia-toned_JJ
atmosphere_NN
is_BEZ
made_VBN
all_PDT
the_DT
more_RBR
fascinating_JJ
thanks_NNS
to_IN
a_DT
terrific_JJ
soundtrack_NN
which_WDT
emits_NNS
velvet_NN
forebodings_NNS
,_,
shrills_NNS
of_IN
intrigue_NN
and_CC
crescendos_NNS
that_CS
tell_VB
us_PP
of_IN
life_NN
and_CC
death_NN
situations_NNS
that_CS
are_BER
about_IN
to_TO
occur_VB
._.
the_DT
momentum_NN
and_CC
the_DT
coolness_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
however_RB
,_,
begins_VBZ
to_IN
fizzle_NN
in_IN
the_DT
last_OD
30_CD
minutes_NNS
,_,
which_WDT
featured_VBD
an_DT
overly_RB
extended_VBN
shootout_IN
where_CS
our_PP$
two_CD
desperados_NNS
try_VB
to_IN
make_NN
their_PP$
way_NN
off_IN
with_IN
the_DT
ransom_NN
money_NN
._.
you_PP
can_MD
expect_VB
lots_PN
of_IN
bloodletting_VBG
and_CC
an_DT
odd_JJ
denouement_NN
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
you_PP
may_MD
admire_VB
this_DT
film_NN
more_DT
than_CS
you_PP
like_VB
it_PP
._.
yet_RB
,_,
for_IN
the_DT
most_DT
part_NN
,_,
"_"
the_DT
way_NN
of_IN
the_DT
gun_NN
"_"
stays_VBZ
on_IN
target_NN
._.
it_PP
feels_VBZ
cool_JJ
with_IN
its_PP$
elements_NNS
of_IN
conspiracy_NN
and_CC
gunplay_NN
,_,
and_CC
smart_JJ
for_IN
its_PP$
invective_NN
dialogue_NN
and_CC
tough_JJ
guy_NN
poetry_NN
._.