Looper

Looper

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Looper Reviews

David Thomson
The New Republic
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I found myself dreaming of the days when Willis would take a rest from Die Hard-ing to do character cameos of unexpected depth and pathos: Pulp Fiction, Nobody's Fool, and a few others. Now he clings to stoic longevity, and shoots people.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

June 14, 2013
Tom Charity
CNN.com
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Yes, it's a B movie sci-fi thriller, but not many prestige pictures have this much going on underneath the surface.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

January 4, 2013
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

January 4, 2013
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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If the whole thing leaves you rubbing your temples, just a bit... well, this headache's sort of worth it.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

January 4, 2013
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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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 ...

Full Review Source: New Yorker

October 1, 2012
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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Writer-director Rian Johnson establishes himself as an original talent who clearly believes storytelling must prevail.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 30, 2012
Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
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A mind-bending ride that is not afraid to slow down now and again, to explore themes of regret and redemption, solitude and sacrifice, love and loss. It's a movie worth seeing and, perhaps, going back to see again.

Full Review Source: The Atlantic

September 28, 2012
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Looper has more heart than Brick and the 2008 con-man flick The Brothers Bloom. Both fine achievements, they could also be described as viscerally cerebral.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

September 28, 2012
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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I'm a sucker for time-travel movies.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B

September 28, 2012
Dana Stevens
Slate
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Looper felt to me like a maddening near-miss ...

Full Review Source: Slate

September 28, 2012
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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It's a head flip of a time trip.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

September 28, 2012
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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This is an exciting, exceptionally well-made futuristic thriller that also happens to be loaded with lived-in touches and punchy ideas.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 28, 2012
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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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.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

September 28, 2012
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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[It] may begin as a "Terminator"-like piece of time travel escapism, but ultimately gathers Old Testament-worthy force and fury.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 28, 2012
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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An indie-inflected popcorn movie with major brains, brilliant acting and a highly satisfying payoff, "Looper'' is the first must-see movie of the season.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 28, 2012
Tom Long
Detroit News
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"Looper" looks like and is a blast; what's really cool is it's even more than that.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B+

September 28, 2012
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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Johnson's action scenes occasionally stumble, but the devilishly clever script makes "Looper" a thrilling, dizzying ride.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

September 28, 2012
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The dialogue is as clever as the conceit.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

September 28, 2012
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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While "Looper" lacks the heft of a classic, this wayback machine is worth taking for a spin.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

September 28, 2012
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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This is a genuinely tough-minded and unpredictable movie, one of the fall's most enjoyable entertainments ...

Full Review Source: Salon.com

September 27, 2012
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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It will likely have moviegoers gathering outside the theater afterward to hash out details of its intricately constructed universe.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 27, 2012
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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This is a highflying, super-stylish science-fiction thriller that brings a fresh approach to mind-bending genre material.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

September 27, 2012
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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It's safe to predict that "Looper" will transform Mr. Johnson's career, and give pleasure to popeyed audiences for a long time to come.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

September 27, 2012
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Mr. Johnson throws a lot at the screen, blasted corpses included, yet little here is as initially transfixing as Mr. Gordon-Levitt's mug.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 27, 2012
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Even with its echoes of sci-fi thrillers past, from La Jette to The Terminator, Rian Johnson's mind bender feels fresh - fresh enough to be forgiven for sputtering off the rails in the final act.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

September 27, 2012
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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However long it takes to get your bearings, Looper is worth it. Bruce Willis expertly blends tough and tender and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is at the top of his game in this rip-roaring mind-bender.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 27, 2012
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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"Looper" pedals furiously and largely successfully to keep our disbelief from crashing to the ground.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

September 27, 2012
Randy Myers
San Jose Mercury News
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"Looper" is a superior genre film, an engrossing thriller that engages not only the senses, but our minds as well, just as good sci-fi should do.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 4/4

September 27, 2012
Jeannette Catsoulis
NPR
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Looper is a self-consciously good-looking, profoundly silly movie that nevertheless comes off as high-minded.

Full Review Source: NPR

September 27, 2012
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Looper grounds itself in the commonplace realities of moments ... and then takes off on wild flights of science fiction-y suspense. The combination is cool.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 27, 2012
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Johnson wears his new maturity with confidence, delivering a tense, twisty story with an unexpected emotional wallop.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 27, 2012
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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The second Rian Johnson movie in a row (following The Brothers Bloom) that looks great but meanders while doing it.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

September 27, 2012
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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The dystopian setting... makes for some bold cultural commentary, but as usual with Johnson, the engaging ideas feel like affectations rather than products of a fully developed sensibility.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 27, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Gordon-Levitt is flinty, and Willis, on his A-game, is fiery. Together, they take us on a helluva trip.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/5

September 27, 2012
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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A fanciful film with the patina of hyper-realism, Looper is well served by actors who behave not as if they were dropped carelessly into the future but spent their whole desperate lives there.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

September 27, 2012
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Though this is a shadowy, violent film, Johnson wisely inserts just enough humor to create shades of gray rather than blackness.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

September 27, 2012
Noel Murray
AV Club
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This is a "you know what would be cool?" movie that considers the real-world ramifications of its science-fiction whiz-bang, and a film of ideas that doesn't skimp on the action.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: A-

September 27, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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"Looper" weaves between past and present in a way that gives Johnson and his actors opportunities to create a surprisingly involving narrative.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 27, 2012
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Looper imagines a world just near enough to look familiar, and just futuristic enough to be chillingly askew.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

September 26, 2012
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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Good news: Not only is the smart, sexy, sophisticated but still slam-bang sci-fi action-thriller not dead, it's just gotten itself a potent shot in the arm by way of writer-director Rian Johnson.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 4.5/5

September 26, 2012
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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The best advice is to not overthink "Looper," as Johnson's already done that. Instead, just sit back and enjoy it.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

September 26, 2012
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Johnson establishes the machinery of the time-travel concept, then steadily pushes it into the background in favor of exploring his characters and the difficult questions they face.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 26, 2012
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Looper is a tremendous motion picture experience. Not merely a "very good" one, but a great one.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 4/4

September 26, 2012
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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In short, for all its affectionate pastiche, Looper is a humanist movie, and is all the better for it.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 25, 2012
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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Looper tries (and fails) for a love-against-all-odds resonance, but the shortcomings are minimal. Johnson's still got plenty of unlooped time to grab that brass ring.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

September 25, 2012
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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This is a hugely satisfying, enjoyable and thought-provoking piece of work.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

September 25, 2012
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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If high-toned futuristic time-travel pictures with a splash of romance float your boat the way they do mine, you'll have yourself a time.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

September 24, 2012
Jordan Hoffman
Film.com
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Stitched together with dynamism and precision

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: A-

September 6, 2012
Peter Debruge
Variety
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[Rian Johnson's] grandly conceived, impressively mounted third feature shows a giddy, geeky interest in science-fiction, then forces it into the back seat and lets the multidimensional characters drive.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 6, 2012
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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Rian Johnson's third and most ambitious feature keeps the action popping while sustaining interest in the long arc of a story about a man assigned to kill the 30-years-older version of himself.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 6, 2012
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