• Looper (2012)

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Release Date: September 28th, 2012

DVD Release Date: December 31st, 2012

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, Qing Xu

Director: Rian Johnson

Genres: Action , Thriller , Science fiction

Production Co: Ram Bergman

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Pursuit , Gritty , Suspenseful , Survival , Dark , Love interest , Escape ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Late in Looper, when a highly telekinetic kid starts levitating things, it really does look like Christopher Nolan had wandered onto the set and taken over. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Their physical disparity notwithstanding, Gordon-Levitt and Willis both come across strongly, while Blunt effectively reveals Sara's tough and vulnerable sides. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    So what's left for the audience to hook into? Only pounding action, elegant style, steady-state suspense, marvelous acting and, despite that droll pooh-poohing every now and then, haunting explorations of youth, age and personal destiny. It's a lot to claim for a sci-fi thriller, but I was blown away by Rian Johnson's Looper. show more

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