Looper (2012)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 28, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 31, 2012
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As thought-provoking as it is thrilling, Looper delivers an uncommonly smart, bravely original blend of futuristic sci-fi and good old-fashioned action.

David Thomson
The New Republic

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.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

If the whole thing leaves you rubbing your temples, just a bit... well, this headache's sort of worth it.

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Rebecca Pahle
The Mary Sue

Great set-up. Awful follow-through.

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Tom Charity

Yes, it's a B movie sci-fi thriller, but not many prestige pictures have this much going on underneath the surface.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

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 ...

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J. Olson

While the film overshoots its landing by a mile, it's a worthwhile science fiction piece with no shortage of interesting ideas.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

Writer-director Rian Johnson establishes himself as an original talent who clearly believes storytelling must prevail.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Rian Johnson is a very clever man, if sometimes a bit too clever for his own good.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A very smart and thought-provoking science-fiction that injects some thrilling action scenes in a compelling time travel narrative and deserves special praise… More
Edward Boxler
Rian Johnson's Looper is astonishing. It creates a unique time travel scenario, and is mostly consistent with the rules it lays out for itself. The action… More
Nicki Marie
Spoiler ------------------------------------Wasn't impressed with that stupid ending at all. I hated that you get to care about the younger and older… More
danny d
i loved watching this movie. however, the flaw in the logic at the end is too much for the film to overcome. well shot, well acted, and the story was very… More
Alice Shen
Contract killers from the future are sent back in time to be terminated by their younger selves, but one man is able to escape certain death. Helluva twisty… More
Nikhil Nandu
It is rare that I go into a movie with high hopes and walk out with my expectations exceeded. This movie is action-packed, smart, and intense. The plot is… More