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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 - 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 for assassination.
Action Thriller - The advertising for this science fiction thriller plays up the action
top-billed star Bruce Willis is known for, and while there is a fair
amount of action and violence, it's a bit more of a slower and
dramatic film, plus Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the true lead. That
said, fans of the two and co-star Emily Blunt should be satisfied.
Constant language and violence make the film too intense for kids
although a young boy does figure strongly in the film.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt PREMIUM RUSH, 50/50, INCEPTION, 500 DAYS OF SUMMER Bruce Willis THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY, MOONRISE KINGDOM, RED Emily Blunt THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT Paul Dano RUBY SPARKS, BEING FLYNN, COWBOYS AND ALIENS
PROFANITY: 27 F-words; 22 S-words; 9 GD's; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief nudity in an erotic context. VIOLENCE: Shootings, beatings, mutilations. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Tobacco and drug use. ACTION: Some chases, fights, and gunplay. COMEDY: Some comic lines and kid humor.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Excellent Looper is a tremendous motion picture experience. Not merely a 'very good' one, but a great one.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good 'Looper' weaves between past and present in a way that gives Johnson and his actors opportunities to create a surprisingly involving narrative.
USA TodayFull Review Very Good Looper's heady blend of time travel, gritty action and a jot of romance is such a thrilling and cerebral mind-bender that it will likely have moviegoers gathering outside the theater afterward to hash out details of its intricately constructed universe.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 116 moviegoers:
This movie received some very high reviews from critics, which usually concerns me, but moviegoer reviews show it really is as good as the critics say it is (for once).
TEENS:Great reviews from both the males and females. Most loved it, especially the ladies.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The female reviews are extremely high. Nearly all loved "Looper." Over half the males loved it with the rest indicating they enjoyed it very much. Equally important --- no one disliked "Looper."
ADULTS:The reviews for both males and females are very good, but not quite great. Approximately three-quarters either loved it or enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately, there were a fair number who rated it somewhat low.