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Rated R · 119 minutes · 2012
Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Joe, a loner living in 2042 who has actually been sent back from the year 2072 to kill people on behalf of organized crime. He stands in a field with his gun aimed at a tarp, waiting for his hooded victim to zap back from the future and receive a rude greeting. Bad, and very entertaining, things happen when the man sent back to be executed is actually future Joe (Bruce Willis). Willis is great a tired and scared old criminal hell-bent on fixing his future. Gordon-Levitt is even better as an embittered, callous young man looking to preserve his future and get his older self out of the picture. Gordon-Levitt, made up to look like a younger Willis, does a nice job of capturing the Willis stare and growl. Emily Blunt is on hand as a mother trying to protect her child, and Paul Dano lights up the screen with a pivotal supporting role. This is one of the best time-travel yarns you are ever going to see.


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Official Site: www.loopermovie.com
Director: Rian Johnson
Producer: Ram Bergman, James D. Stern, Douglas Hansen, Julie Goldstein, Peter Schlessel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dan Mintz
Cast: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels, Summer Qing, Tracie Thomas, Frank Brennan, Garret Dillahunt, Nick Gomez, Marcus Hester, Jon Eyez, Kevin Stillwell, Thirl Haston, James HĂ©bert, Kenneth Brown Jr., Cody Wood and Adam Boyer

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Boise Weekly Looper and Hotel Transylvania: One Huge Hit and One Small Chuckle Don't check into this cartoon hotel but definitely check out Looper. by George Prentice 09/27/2012
Creative Loafing Atlanta Looper's time-travel twists pit an antihero against himself. Literally. After a summer of derivative sci-fi, Looper's originality comes just in time by Curt Holman 09/26/2012
SF Weekly "Looper": Time-Travel Is Thrilling Again by Andrew Schenker 09/26/2012
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East Bay Express The Master It's not about Scientology. by Wm. Steven Humphrey 09/26/2012
East Bay Express Looper Time traveling for fun and profit! by Erik Henriksen 09/26/2012
Creative Loafing Charlotte Looper: Back to the future Rating: *** by Matt Brunson 10/05/2012
Colorado Springs Independent It's (not) about time: Looper The assassins understand that one of the hooded figures they'll blow away will eventually be their own future self. by Scott Renshaw 09/26/2012
Arkansas Times Future shock 'Looper' mostly stands up to scrutiny. by Sam Eifling 10/03/2012
L.A. Weekly Looper Review: Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Make Time Travel Fun Again Early on in Rian Johnson's time-travel thriller, Looper, Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) sits at a diner and chats with his self from 30 years in the future (Bruce Willis). When the younger Joe asks the older one about the specifics of temporal displacement, the latter dismisses the question, telling his interlocutor... by Andrew Schenker 09/27/2012
Portland Mercury Seeing Double Looper: time traveling for fun and profit! by Erik Henriksen 09/27/2012
Westword There's no shame in Looper's human scale Early on in Rian Johnson's time-travel thriller Looper, Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) sits at a diner and chats with his self from thirty years in the future (Bruce Willis). When the younger Joe asks the older one about the specifics of temporal displacement, the latter dismisses the question, telling his interlocutor... by Andrew Schenker 09/27/2012
Memphis Flyer Time and Time Again The twisty Looper is a fresh, fun, fully realized take on the time-travel genre. by Chris Herrington 09/27/2012
The Coast Halifax Looper Gordon-Levitt inhabits Willis. If you get our meaning. by Jacob Boon 09/27/2012

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