In a future society, time-travel exists, but it's only available to those with the means to pay for it on the black market. When the mob wants to eliminate someone, it sends the target into the past, where a hit man known as a looper lies in wait to finish the job. Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is one such hired gun, and he does his job well -- until the day his bosses decide to "close the loop" and send Joe's future self (Bruce Willis) back in time to be killed.
Director: Rian Johnson
Producer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James D. Stern, Dan Mintz, Ram Bergman, Julie Goldstein, Douglas Hansen, Peter Schlessel
Cast: Jeff Daniels, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, David Jensen, Piper Perabo, Garret Dillahunt, Tracie Thoms, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Emily Blunt, Dikran Tulaine
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Like almost every time traveling movie before it, "Looper" asks audiences not to get caught up in the details. Unfortunately, the unexpected conclusion demands you think through the story again, and when you do, you'll be tempted to tell the person next to you, "That doesn't really make any sense... at all."
Still, if you're someone who enjoys darker tones and unflinching action, "Looper" has a lot to offer. The performances are solid, the story unexpected, and the ride engaging. The 'R' rating is definitely earned in every department, but nothing feels forced or gratuitous.
In the end, "Looper" is not a film for everyone, but definitely worthwhile for the audience its intended for.September 27th, 2012 · Details3 Thanks ·
All in all not a bad movie, was compelling and interesting. Not at all the happy ending you would expect. Certainly not a movie for the family!October 29th, 2012 · Details1 Thank ·
I'm 24 and I wouldn't even say that someone my age should it let alone a 17 year old should see. It had a plot, but not a very good and the end didn't make sense. The acting and actors did a good job, they didn't have help from the screenwriters. Every 5 mins there was a curse, cuss or swear word and in more than half the movie there were gun(s) in the scene. There are a few scenes with frontal nudity or sex and there wasn't much left to the imagination on the females in the movie.April 3rd, 2013 · Details
good movieApril 1st, 2013 · Details
"Looper" is an example of so many things done right. Only the third feature by director Rian Johnson (whose previous movies, "Brick" and "The Brothers Bloom," are also highly recommended), it easily ranks as one of the most creative sci-fi movies of the last decade.
Fans of Christopher Nolan's brand of intelligent genre filmmaking will find a lot to love here thanks to Johnson's phenomenal script.
"Looper" is also a must-see for the performances. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, in particular, will blow you away with his role as a young Bruce Willis.
As other reviews have noted, though, "Looper" definitely earns its R rating. There are a couple of scenes, in particular, that, while not gratuitous, might disturb some viewers. There is also a fair amount of drug use throughout the film.February 26th, 2013 · Details
a tremendous motion picture experience... It delivers on all possible levels and its missteps are few and minor. It's a rousing science fiction/fantasy tale with a dose of hard-hitting drama, an edgy approach that denies Hollywood's penchant for formula, and a smart script that was crafted with care and an attention to detail... well-developed characters, plenty of action and suspense, at least one sequence of bloody mayhem, a dollop of moral ambiguity, and an ending that does not disappoint. It is intellectually satisfying and emotionally powerful. It's a compelling story told in the best manner imaginable, making this unquestionably among the year's best... Read full review here
...requires your attention, though in an enjoyable way... has some nice twists; it, too, closes the loop in surprising and satisfying fashion. The best advice is to not overthink "Looper," as Johnson's already done that. Instead, just sit back and enjoy it... Read full review here
Looper's heady blend of time travel, gritty action and a jot of romance is such a thrilling and cerebral mind-bender that it will likely have moviegoers gathering outside the theater afterward to hash out details of its intricately constructed universe... Read full review here