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steven_NP
spielberg_NP
's_POS
second_NN
epic_NN
film_NN
on_IN
world_NN
war_NN
ii_CD
is_BEZ
an_DT
unquestioned_JJ
masterpiece_NN
of_IN
film_NN
._.
spielberg_NP
,_,
ever_RB
the_DT
student_NN
on_IN
film_NN
,_,
has_HVZ
managed_VBN
to_IN
resurrect_VB
the_DT
war_NN
genre_NN
by_IN
producing_VBG
one_CD
of_IN
its_PP$
grittiest_NN
,_,
and_CC
most_DT
powerful_JJ
entries_NNS
._.
he_PP
also_RB
managed_VBD
to_TO
cast_VB
this_DT
era_NN
's_POS
greatest_JJS
answer_NN
to_IN
jimmy_NP
stewart_NP
,_,
tom_NP
hanks_NP
,_,
who_WP
delivers_VBZ
a_DT
performance_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
nothing_PN
short_JJ
of_IN
an_DT
astonishing_JJ
miracle_NN
._.
for_IN
about_IN
170_CD
out_RP
of_IN
its_PP$
170_CD
minutes_NNS
,_,
"_"
saving_NN
private_JJ
ryan_NP
"_"
is_BEZ
flawless_JJ
._.
literally_RB
._.
the_DT
plot_NN
is_BEZ
simple_JJ
enough_RB
._.
after_IN
the_DT
epic_JJ
d-day_NN
invasion_NN
(_(
whose_WP$
sequences_NNS
are_BER
nothing_PN
short_JJ
of_IN
spectacular_JJ
)_)
,_,
capt_NN
._.
john_NP
miller_NP
(_(
hanks_NP
)_)
and_CC
his_PP$
team_NN
are_BER
forced_VBN
to_IN
search_NN
for_IN
a_DT
pvt_???
._.
james_NP
ryan_NP
(_(
damon_NP
)_)
,_,
whose_WP$
brothers_NNS
have_HV
all_PDT
died_VBD
in_IN
battle_NN
._.
once_RB
they_PP
find_VB
him_PP
,_,
they_PP
are_BER
to_IN
bring_VB
him_PP
back_RP
for_IN
immediate_JJ
discharge_NN
so_RB
that_CS
he_PP
can_MD
go_VB
home_NN
._.
accompanying_JJ
miller_NP
are_BER
his_PP$
crew_NN
,_,
played_VBD
with_IN
astonishing_JJ
perfection_NN
by_IN
a_DT
group_NN
of_IN
character_NN
actors_NNS
that_CS
are_BER
simply_RB
sensational_JJ
._.
barry_NP
pepper_NN
,_,
adam_NP
goldberg_NP
,_,
vin_???
diesel_NN
,_,
giovanni_???
ribisi_FW
,_,
davies_NP
,_,
and_CC
burns_NP
are_BER
the_DT
team_NN
sent_VBN
to_IN
find_VB
one_CD
man_NN
,_,
and_CC
bring_VB
him_PP
home_RB
._.
the_DT
battle_NN
sequences_NNS
that_CS
bookend_NN
the_DT
film_NN
are_BER
extraordinary_JJ
._.
literally_RB
._.
there_EX
is_BEZ
nothing_PN
in_IN
film_NN
that_CS
has_HVZ
ever_RB
been_BEN
recorded_VBN
that_CS
will_MD
prepare_VB
you_PP
for_IN
the_DT
sheer_JJ
onslaught_NN
of_IN
terrorizing_VBG
violence_NN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
first_OD
20_CD
minutes_NNS
._.
spielberg_NP
films_NNS
almost_RB
the_DT
entire_JJ
movie_NN
without_IN
music_NN
,_,
leaving_VBG
it_PP
up_RP
to_IN
the_DT
characters_NNS
to_IN
generate_VB
emotion_NN
,_,
and_CC
they_PP
do_DO
to_IN
perfection_NN
._.
the_DT
sequences_NNS
in_IN
france_NP
,_,
all_PDT
of_IN
them_PP
,_,
beginning_NN
with_IN
the_DT
battle_NN
and_CC
ending_NN
with_IN
the_DT
battle_NN
,_,
are_BER
fabulous_JJ
,_,
especially_RB
the_DT
dialogues_NNS
between_IN
the_DT
men_NNS
as_IN
they_PP
walk_VB
through_IN
the_DT
hills_NNS
and_CC
countrysides_NNS
,_,
trying_VBG
to_IN
save_NN
private_JJ
ryan_NP
._.
there_EX
are_BER
no_DT
words_NNS
i_PP
can_MD
use_VB
to_IN
describe_VB
the_DT
true_JJ
horror_NN
and_CC
power_NN
of_IN
these_DT
sequences_NNS
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
what_WDT
coppola_NP
was_BEDZ
looking_VBG
for_IN
in_IN
"_"
apocalypse_NN
now_RB
"_"
,_,
but_CC
couldn't_MD
create_VB
._.
the_DT
sheer_JJ
horror_NN
of_IN
these_DT
sequences_NNS
all_PDT
but_IN
condemn_VB
war_NN
._.
the_DT
performance_NN
by_IN
hanks_NP
as_IN
the_DT
leader_NN
of_IN
this_DT
gang_NN
is_BEZ
also_RB
extraordinary_JJ
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
head_NN
and_CC
shoulders_NNS
above_IN
of_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
actors_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
world_NN
,_,
with_IN
his_PP$
comic_NN
timing_NN
,_,
dramatic_JJ
flair_NN
,_,
his_PP$
quiet_JJ
emotion_NN
that_CS
stirs_VBZ
an_DT
entire_JJ
nation_NN
to_IN
tears_NNS
._.
hanks_NP
is_BEZ
this_DT
country_NN
's_POS
finest_JJS
actor_NN
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
proves_VBZ
it_PP
here_RB
._.
however_RB
,_,
spielberg_NP
almost_RB
destroys_VBZ
his_PP$
own_DT
masterpiece_NN
._.
with_IN
a_DT
chance_NN
to_IN
make_VB
it_NN
the_DT
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
greatest_JJS
films_NNS
of_IN
all_PDT
time_NN
,_,
spielberg_NP
creates_VBZ
10_CD
minutes_NNS
of_IN
purely_RB
worthless_JJ
film_NN
._.
the_DT
sequence_NN
involving_VBG
army_NN
chief-of-stafff_???
george_NP
marshall_NP
and_CC
mrs_NN
._.
ryan_NP
is_BEZ
decent_JJ
,_,
but_CC
doesn't_DOZ
hold_VB
up_RP
to_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
relying_VBG
on_IN
wartime_NN
cliches_NNS
to_IN
power_NN
it_PP
._.
but_CC
that_CS
is_BEZ
forgivable_JJ
._.
what_WDT
isn't_BEZ
is_BEZ
the_DT
bookends_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
the_DT
cemetary_JJ
sequences_NNS
._.
the_DT
first_OD
one_CD
is_BEZ
quite_RB
good_JJ
,_,
a_DT
decent_JJ
introduction_NN
into_IN
the_DT
lives_NNS
of_IN
these_DT
men_NNS
._.
the_DT
last_OD
sequence_NN
is_BEZ
atrocious_JJ
._.
the_DT
forced_JJ
emotion_NN
,_,
accompanied_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
ridiculous_JJ
piece_NN
of_IN
music_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
simply_RB
horrible_JJ
compared_VBN
to_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
magical_JJ
film_NN
._.
these_DT
flaws_NNS
are_BER
what_WDT
downgrade_NNS
"_"
ryan_NP
"_"
from_IN
the_DT
greatest_JJS
film_NN
of_IN
our_PP$
era_NN
,_,
to_IN
the_DT
greatest_JJS
war_NN
film_NN
of_IN
our_PP$
era_NN
._.
spielberg_NP
should_MD
have_HV
trusted_VBN
his_PP$
own_DT
material_NN
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
should_MD
have_HV
trusted_VBN
hanks_NP
to_IN
deliver_VB
the_DT
most_DT
chilling_JJ
line_NN
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
,_,
to_IN
end_NN
his_PP$
masterpiece_NN
right_NN
there_RB
._.
the_DT
use_NN
of_IN
the_DT
flag_NN
,_,
though_CS
patriotic_JJ
,_,
is_BEZ
in_IN
contrast_NN
to_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
's_POS
theme_NN
._.
the_DT
power_NN
of_IN
the_DT
bulk_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
however_RB
,_,
is_BEZ
astonishing_JJ
._.
spielberg_NP
has_HVZ
truly_RB
made_VBN
a_DT
wondrous_JJ
work_NN
of_IN
art_NN
,_,
that_CS
persists_VBZ
even_RB
after_IN
first_OD
viewing_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
extraordinary_JJ
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
film_NN
of_IN
the_DT
year_NN
._.
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