Looper (2012)

Directors:

Rian Johnson

Writers:

Actors:

D.J. Mills, Lauren Alexandra, Rachel Acuna, Sylvia Jefferies, Robert Harvey, Craig Johnson

Synopsis:

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a hired gun, like Joe is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to close the loop, sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
  • Thriller
  • Action
  • Science Fiction
  • Reviews 14
  • Highest Rating 90
  • Lowest Rating 62
  • Average Rating 80
88

Looper (2012)

Great action with that sort of grounded sci fi aesthetic you sometimes see where those elements are almost entirely in concept but rarely on the screen. Watched selectively, most of this wouldn't even look like science fiction. There's a touch of Akira in there as well.
February 4, 2013
62

Looper (2012)

Nonsensical concept: The future me comes back to now--thus no longer a "future" me but an older version of me in the present--but anything I do to myself now affects him as if he were still in the future, and not in the present. Thought this was a "smart" film.
January 19, 2013
87

Looper (2012)

Had this on my watchlist for a while, everyone said it was great and for some bonehead reason I kept pushing off watching it. If you are in the same boat, stop whatever the hell you are doing right now and watch this. A great story (that involves time travel).
January 6, 2013
83

Looper (2012)

This was a great sci-fi flick. Interesting premise - decent enough characters - good action and the plot moved along nicely. The CGI on JGL face was pretty unnecessary though. I get it - he's a young Bruce Willis. Give us some credit. Surpassed expectations though.
December 22, 2012
73

Looper (2012)

The first half was absolute dynamite. But the psychic-when-angry kid cliche just makes me want to fuck right out of the theater. Bruce Willis was a Hannibal (SOTLambs) of sorts, relatively low screen time, walked away with his performance on the brain. Missed potential GALORE!
November 23, 2012
85

Looper (2012)

Pretty solid action thriller with a nice sci-fi twist. Some parts were a little over the top, but overall a very enjoyable movie.
October 27, 2012
74

Looper (2012)

A little uneven and a little strange, but a good time none the less. JGL and Bruce make a good team even if they're not exactly on the same team. There's a good premise and story here, but despite its strengths I still walked out a little disappointed. Go figure.
October 20, 2012
87

Looper (2012)

I had no interest in Looper, but I was definitely wrong. If you can suspend hard scientific criticisms there's a surprisingly integral experience to be found. Themes of introspection, growth, humanity and consequence are deeply woven, but deftly handled. Good, good stuff.
October 19, 2012
86

Looper (2012)

A+ stuff! The trailer and name really made me not want to see this. But this sci fi was a treat. My plot expectations were completely wrong and really enjoyed the character development. Not the usual! Bonus drinking game: Drink every time Joseph purses his lips like Bruce Willis!
October 19, 2012
75

Looper (2012)

Like all time-travel films this is loaded with paradoxes which made it hard to swallow at times. There are a few incredibly contrived scenes lurking as well but despite all of that this still managed to be a fun two hours with a bleak but recognizable vision of the future.
September 30, 2012