100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
So what's left for the audience to hook into? Only pounding action, elegant style, steady-state suspense, marvelous acting and, despite that droll pooh-poohing every now and then, haunting explorations of youth, age and personal destiny. It's a lot to claim for a sci-fi thriller, but I was blown away by Rian Johnson's Looper.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Late in Looper, when a highly telekinetic kid starts levitating things, it really does look like Christopher Nolan had wandered onto the set and taken over.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Lacing tremendously exciting action with touching gravity, Looper hits you like a shot in the heart.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
When so much of what Hollywood churns out is almost instantly forgettable, it says a lot about a film when viewers want to take time to argue, ponder and puzzle over it.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The time swivels in Looper evoke some of Inception's fancy temporal tricks... But it's the glimpses of Children of Men-like societal dystopia that give the movie its real weight, and distinguish Johnson's third feature as a marked step forward.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Their physical disparity notwithstanding, Gordon-Levitt and Willis both come across strongly, while Blunt effectively reveals Sara's tough and vulnerable sides.
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Gordon-Levitt is flinty, and Willis, on his A-game, is fiery. Together, they take us on a helluva trip.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
With Looper, Johnson proves he can finesse the most complicated notions and visual setups his mind can imagine. It's the simple things that still elude him.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The casting is carefully considered, as well, from Willis, whose Old Joe is even more dangerous than Young Joe, to Emily Blunt, who goes American this time and plays a young mother with a winning warmth and vulnerability.
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75

NPR

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Looper, a cocky sci-fi tale with more brass than substance, is rife with these "Say what?" moments.
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84 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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