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 "looper" - a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - 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 (Bruce Willis) for assassination. The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. Ram Bergman and James D. Stern produce.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
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.Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 01.04.2013
Johnson doesn't explain too much, but he explains just enough about how two people can be one person, and how the younger entity's actions, in real time, can affect the memory of the older entity.Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 09.27.2012
Yes, it's a B movie sci-fi thriller, but not many prestige pictures have this much going on underneath the surface.Tom Charity, CNN.com, 01.04.2013
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 ...Anthony Lane, New Yorker, 09.30.2012