Looper Reviews

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February 13, 2020
If you pick too much around the edges of LOOPER, it will inevitably fray slightly, as do many intricate time travel yarns. However, LOOPER is a layered and intelligent neo-noir science fiction with some striking images and emotional resonance.
November 26, 2019
Complex, entertaining yet brimming with intelligence, Looper needs to be watched - easily one of the smartest films this year.
July 29, 2019
Rian Johnson, director of Brick and The Brothers Bloom, has bit off a big honkin' chunk of sci-fi mythology with Looper.
April 11, 2019
A mind-bending bit of science-fiction entertainment -- a trippy piece of cinema with an equal mix of style and substance.
April 2, 2019
A very original sci-film with a creative premise and story.
February 26, 2019
Looper embraces the paradox that's required for the two-Joes story to even happen, knotting improbability, vengeance and the notion of choice into a taut, sleek, imperfect but intelligent action movie.
February 5, 2019
For all its promise, Looper is a true film of two parts (halves wouldn't be quite accurate in terms of narrative focus) -- with the second, ultimately, a jumbled genre-clash of misfires and missteps.
January 31, 2019
Looper is solid in performance, action and effect, with some admirable surprises along the way and at the end.
December 20, 2018
[Writer-director Rian Johnson] is one of the most stylish young filmmakers working today.
December 14, 2018
While this latest time-travel movie isn't perfect, it is a thought- provoking, intelligent story with heart.
November 2, 2018
Films like Looper are the reason spoiler tags were invented. This is a film that demands to be seen cold and discussed later.
November 1, 2018
Some may try to nitpick the film to death ... but look past the little details and you'll find a film that, as a whole, is both fun and thought provoking.
June 19, 2018
Looper may not be something Christian moviegoers want to expose themselves to, but it should hearten us to know that young, influential filmmakers like Johnson are wrestling with these questions in such well-done movies.
October 23, 2017
There isn't one wasted moment or word.
September 7, 2017
A breath of fresh air as we creep into the heavy fall dramas and awards glitz, Looper will likely not be forgotten as the film that showed up and got the job done.
September 20, 2016
Great set-up. Awful follow-through.
April 15, 2016
While the film overshoots its landing by a mile, it's a worthwhile science fiction piece with no shortage of interesting ideas.
May 3, 2015
Rian Johnson is a very clever man, if sometimes a bit too clever for his own good.
July 17, 2013
This is the real deal, folks - intelligent, humorous, exciting entertainment that happens to be sci-fi but is by no means limited to that genre's target audience in terms of appeal.
June 23, 2013
This is a wildly entertaining film that isn't content with science and cinematic tricks. It desires, and achieves, much more.
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