Looper Synopsis
A killer who works for the mob of the future recognizes one of his targets as his future self.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Its a Looper Dooper movie

By Darkola
The idea for this movie was a great idea, in the future, the way to kill someone off and get rid of all evidence was to teleport them back through time 30 years earlier, and upon arrival back, there...

good

By ramay
The movie was quite entertaining and met my expectations. It contains an adequate amount of action with a storyline that triggers curiosity and emotion for its audiences. In addition, the actors...

Inversed Terminator

By syk1004
This exceeded my expectations & JGL, Willis & Blunt were amazing while Jeff Daniels provided some comic relief. Brilliantly written with every detail in place! I absolutely love Rian Johnson & loved...

Exciting.....we loved it!!! But sci fi is our favorite.

By movie going granny
Bruce Willis is always fine, but the movie was great even if he wasn't a lead. It was exciting and kept me guessing .... sometimes totally lost, but I loved it anyway. The child was amazing!!!! ...

Loopers review

By Joshuanyc73
I had a feeling this movie was going to be good... but hot damn! To be original in this era or remakes is a statement unto itself, but these guys raised the bar to a whole new level. Story is all...

Eh.

By titanschick
Starts off SLOW, then picks up in the middle, then ends pretty predictably. Of course with Bruce Willis in it, any movie is worth the popcorn ;-)...

LOOPER

By thedoctor777
I reviewed this film as a go; but it was close to a so/so. I loved the concept and storyline. However, the writing was a little weak as far as character development and letting the film move along...

It's not Inception, but that's a good thing

By chrismessina
Inception was heady and complex — and made you work to follow along. Looper, on the other hand, is easier to consume on its face, but manages to weave in its own subtle complex character that keep you...

A MUST SEE FOR LOVERS OF SCIENCE-FICTION AND TIME TRAVEL IN PARTICULAR!

By Peneflix
What is it about time travel that is so hypnotic, magnetic, romantic? The possibility of rectifying past errors? Reclaiming the "one who got away"? Or just the supernatural, infallible power of...

A surprise

By captain_happy
I confess. I'm one of those who predict movies while I watch them. Not this one - it was brilliant. Cant sort the good guys from the bad, every character has a journey....

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Rated R | For Language, Drug Content, Some Sexuality/Nudity and Strong Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Smart, exciting sci-fi tale has violence, sex, and drugs.
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