• Released
  • September 28, 2012
  • R , 1 hr 59 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • 6,629 Fan Ratings
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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Rated R | For Language, Drug Content, Some Sexuality/Nudity and Strong Violence
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Smart, exciting sci-fi tale has violence, sex, and drugs.
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