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Looper Reviews

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September 20, 2016
Great set-up. Awful follow-through.
September 27, 2012
The first half of writer/director Rian Johnson's film is gripping, but by the second half it's all become unbelievably confused and disjointed.
September 18, 2012
A disappointment from an ingenious and intelligent filmmaker
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 27, 2012
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.
September 27, 2012
The second Rian Johnson movie in a row (following The Brothers Bloom) that looks great but meanders while doing it.
October 9, 2012
Kind of a reverse-"Terminator" without any of James Cameron's wit (or wisdom),
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 26, 2012
Intriguing conversation material but curiously cold and unsatisfying as drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 5
September 25, 2012
Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the loopy looper, has to time travel into another time to kill himself (Bruce Willis) so that he doesn't make bad movies. No, that's not it. So he can avoid Demi Moore. No. Oh, forget it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
September 23, 2012
It's a thriller with fantasy elements and if you disregard (or don't care about) the internal confusion of its world, you may find it works for you
September 27, 2012
Yet another rehash of the first "Terminator" film, revisiting the time travel genre without bringing a whole lot new to the table.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 23, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] As time-travel suspense thrillers go "Looper" is a pinch better than mediocre.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 28, 2012
The transgression of internal logic suspends a faithfully observant viewer's disbelief more than Mr. Gordon-Levitt's glued on eyebrows.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 21, 2013
Not quite the time travel story science fiction fans were hoping for, alas.
October 6, 2012
Ingenious with a fine performance by Emily Blunt, but far too much cold-blooded violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 28, 2012
While Gordon-Levitt and Willis have a blast with the space-time issues and some funny dialogue, the movie loses steam after a solid start. 

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 28, 2012
Looper felt to me like a maddening near-miss ...
September 26, 2012
...a muddled echo of several other films where the filmmakers treated their ideas as something more than a gimmick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 14, 2013
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.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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