Skip to main content

R| 1 hr. 59 min.

Plot Summary
In a future society, time-travel exists, but it's only available to those with the means to pay for it on the black market. When the mob wants to eliminate someone, it sends the target into the past, where a hit man known as a looper lies in wait to finish the job. Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is one such hired gun, and he does his job well -- until the day his bosses decide to "close the loop" and send Joe's future self (Bruce Willis) back in time to be killed.

Cast: Bruce Willis , Joseph Gordon-Levitt , Emily Blunt , Paul Dano , Noah Segan , Piper Perabo , Jeff Daniels , Summer Qing

Director: Rian Johnson

Genres: Science fiction, Thriller, Action

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Looper (2012)

Release Date: September 28th, 2012|1 hr. 59 min.

watch now
critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 68 )
  • Lacing tremendously exciting action with touching gravity, Looper hits you like a shot in the heart. show more

  • The casting is carefully considered, as well, from Willis, whose Old Joe is even more dangerous than Young Joe, to Emily Blunt, who goes American this time and plays a young mother with a winning warmth and vulnerability. show more

  • 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 argue, ponder and puzzle over it. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com
  • July 19, 2013 tt00000000158106
    Report This User

    Well written, perfect with the acting!!! My favorite movie all time!! Exceeded way past my expectations. Joseph rocked it

  • July 05, 2013 gc40east
    Report This User

    Such a disappointment! I am a big Bruce Willis fan.... but this was one of his worst! and the plot was so confusing and truly not worth the 118 minutes!

  • January 08, 2013 jackd1207
    Report This User

    So close to being really good. J-u-s-t missed.

featured news

view all news

2013 Award Nominations: Looper Was Robbed

Posted by
on Jan 28th, 2013 11:09AM

Sci-fi and fantasy movies are often left out of the big award show nominations; those top spots are almost always reserved for the A-list buzzed-about dramas and comedies, so it wasn't very surprising...

Rian Johnson, 'Looper' Director, On Using Time Travel Without Screwing Things Up

Posted by
on Sep 26th, 2012 3:02PM

Time travel movies, by their very nature, are generally confusing and complicated. Not so with Rian Johnson's "Looper," which impressively manages to balance the sci-fi, drama and action elements, all...

Emily Blunt On 'Looper,' Playing A Mother And Hanging Out In Rural Louisiana

Posted by
on Sep 25th, 2012 11:09AM

Better-known for romantic comedies and drama, Emily Blunt certainly stepped out of her established comfort zone by accepting the role in "Looper." Drawn in by the unique storyline and original...

similar movies

  • Terminator Salvation (2009)

  • Déjà Vu (2006)

  • Total Recall (1990)

  • Blade Runner (1982)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

How do you watch stuff?

loading

How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X