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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 (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - 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 (Bruce Willis) for assassination. -- (C) Sony

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I found myself dreaming of the days when Willis would take a rest from Die Hard-ing to do character cameos of unexpected depth and pathos: Pulp Fiction, Nobody's Fool, and a few others. Now he clings to stoic longevity, and shoots people."
‑ David Thomson, The New Republic
"If the whole thing leaves you rubbing your temples, just a bit... well, this headache's sort of worth it."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"This is the real deal, folks - intelligent, humorous, exciting entertainment that happens to be sci-fi but is by no means limited to that genre's target audience in terms of appeal."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"With a heady script, stunning performances and fist-pumping action, LOOPER is the most enjoyable combination of immensely watchable yet poignant, even cerebral."
‑ Meredith Borders, Badass Digest
"Not quite the time travel story science fiction fans were hoping for, alas."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"Yes, it's a B movie sci-fi thriller, but not many prestige pictures have this much going on underneath the surface."
‑ Tom Charity, CNN.com
"The reasoning behind all this may not reward prolonged inspection, but Johnson is smart enough to press onward with his plot, leaving us with neither the time nor the desire to linger over the logic ..."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"This is a wildly entertaining film that isn't content with science and cinematic tricks. It desires, and achieves, much more."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"If it weren't for its gaping plot holes, this could be one of this century's best science fiction features."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"[Looper] may be the best sci-fi thriller to hit the theaters since 1995's Twelve Monkeys."
‑ Michael Burgin, Paste Magazine
"That first hour cooks. And the second hour brings Emily Blunt into the story, which is a fine thing for any second half to offer."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Writer-director Rian Johnson establishes himself as an original talent who clearly believes storytelling must prevail."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"The ending is both daring and logical, two rarities in modern sci-fi."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"A fresh, intelligent and action-packed addition to the time-travel anthology."
‑ Tom Glasson, Concrete Playground
"Is it derivative? Not really; just a reminder that cinema, like history, is on a continuous loop, forever repeating itself."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
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