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½ May 6, 2019
Surprisingly disjointed and with a lot of plot holes. One has to expect that with time travel films, but this one seems especially difficult. Joseph Gordon-Levitt's young Bruce Willis face is creepy and some of the other special effects are a little messy.
May 4, 2019
Very entertaining sci-fi thriller
April 22, 2019
The funnest action thriller you'll ever see!
½ April 11, 2019
The people who plan on boycotting Star Wars films that has the name Rian Johnson in them, in the near future, are not going to know what they will be missing. There is a reason why Kathleen Kennedy hired this guy to write and direct The Last Jedi and a whole new Star Wars Trilogy, and its because of his brilliance as both a storyteller and a filmmaker. He crafted an inventive, smart, and thought-provoking movie called Looper. Boy, it is so damn good!
½ April 9, 2019
The neat idea in this science fiction movie is that criminal gangs from the future send people back in time by 30 years to have them killed in a past where they are untraceable. The assassins, known as Loopers, just wait at the rendezvous at the appropriate time and shoot the targets as soon as they appear. However, should the hitmen live long enough, they themselves become their own victim in order to stop the method of assassination being discovered by the authorities. Had the plot confined itself to this aspect of the story, I think that it would have made for a much tighter and better tale. However, we also have a secondary thread about a young boy who grows up to be some kind of future gangland leader and the dilemma of should he be killed before this destiny is fulfilled. This whole subplot muddies the water and leads to a lot of rather dull hanging around on a farm in the middle of nowhere. If you have a movie with Bruce Willis in it, you really just want him shooting at lots of people and there's just not enough of that for my liking.
March 19, 2019
Awesome movie. Might be one of my favorite sci-fi flicks. Awesome cast. Sort of reminds me of 12 Monkeys.
March 11, 2019
Original and entertaining, very new and different
March 11, 2019
this movie is so action packed, the acting is great, and the special effects are out of this world!
March 7, 2019
An absolutely bad movie
February 25, 2019
Before polarizing the Star Wars community, Rian Johnson gave us Looper. An intelligent piece of science-fiction that favors dramatic storytelling and excellent acting over typical cliches.
February 18, 2019
It Goes On And On And On.


Johnson might as well be cheating and you wouldn't know the difference. Now, is that good or bad? Definitely good in this case. If the razzle dazzle that he offers comes with a prize to strain your brain and reach for the star, there is very little wrong in that. The brain straining, unfortunately, isn't challenging but a homework. He isn't raising questions, he is answering them, just not briefly, and that meticulous overly-brimmed paper on screen is a double edge sword. It helps him a lot, to get in on your mind but also gets too much inside of it. This frequent fluctuation of the tone could have easily been off putting, but this is where Johnson's skillful vocab comes in and save the day.

His material may not be thoroughly original but is undeniably refreshing, this eerie mixture of sci-fi genre blend in with indie filmmaking is a delight to look at. Joe, (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) the time traveller, is the perfect guide to this journey, he speaks street uncouth language through his deeds that puts him on trial on ethical margin leaving a wondrous arc on the screen. Blunt, Segan and Daniels as the supporting cast delivers decently with creating few good chemistry on screen.

Disappointingly, Willis (Old Joe) isn't justifying his character through his performance, the sequence where Johnson recreates a scene from "The Heat" where, only once in the film, Joe and Old Joe goes head to head on screen and Willis is clearly not helping. Another powerful scene where Willis, after assassinating an innocent being, fails to color his performance with remorse. To be fair, Johnson seems rushed in there, often in the film, the emotional aspects of the characters are skipped over by the adrenaline rush the script contains. Looper does have an end of line, it makes sure that the end was worth the start.
½ February 17, 2019
Talented actors! Terrible writing with a plot that utterly fails under the application of critical thinking skills. Not a bad film if you can check your brain at the door thanks to the talented cast.
January 30, 2019
Looper is by far, my favorite sci-fi movie. It has a great plot and action. A MUST SEE for any time travel/sci-fi fans.
½ January 19, 2019
Time can be looped. It's how it's used that matters
January 15, 2019
Delivering smart characters and dialogue is a rarity in the sci-fi world, especially when Bruce Willis's action style is involved
January 4, 2019
I don't like what you've done to Luke Skywalker.
December 24, 2018
Without a doubt, one of the best SciFi movies of all time. Innovative, good pace, good acting, and doesn't drag.
½ December 2, 2018
Great film, except that ending...
½ November 27, 2018
E' perfettamente comprensibile l'innovazione narrativa che il film ci propone, insieme anche agli ottimi aspetti tecnici e la regia generale. Il problema che il film sa di banale, una storia non coinvolgente come vorrebbe essere, facilmente scavalcato da tanti altri film che trattano il viaggio temporale. Il finale non rispecchia la mia idea di climax che ogni film dovrebbe avere, terminando in modo banale e non esaustivo.
November 12, 2018
I have only just recently discovered this film. what a good film it turned out to be! I enjoyed it from start to finish.
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