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seam

(sēm) a line of union.
osteoid seam  on the surface of a bone, the narrow region of newly formed organic matrix not yet mineralized.
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An expertly paced affair, this thriller gathers a head of steam as Ripley's despicable scheme comes apart at the seams.
Based on a short story by Philip K Dick, this entertaining if somewhat contrived action-thriller comes apart at the seams the longer it drags on.
The plot unravels at a leisurely pace, so as not to tip its hands too early, but the film rather comes apart at the seams towards the end, contriving a night time face-off between father and kidnapper that doesn't ring true.
Based on a short story by Philip K Dick, Paycheck is an entertaining if somewhat contrived action-thriller, which comes apart at the seams the longer it drags on.
Based on a short story by Philip K Dick,Paycheck is an entertaining if contrived action-thriller, which comes apart at the seams the longer it drags on.
This is a sleek, expertly paced thriller which gathers a head of steam as Ripley's despicable scheme comes apart at the seams and the East European mob descends on Veneto to exact its revenge.