Looper Reviews

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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.
January 4, 2013
Yes, it's a B movie sci-fi thriller, but not many prestige pictures have this much going on underneath the surface.
January 4, 2013
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.
January 4, 2013
If the whole thing leaves you rubbing your temples, just a bit... well, this headache's sort of worth it.
October 1, 2012
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 ...
September 30, 2012
Writer-director Rian Johnson establishes himself as an original talent who clearly believes storytelling must prevail.
September 28, 2012
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.
September 28, 2012
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.
September 28, 2012
I'm a sucker for time-travel movies.
September 28, 2012
Looper felt to me like a maddening near-miss ...
September 28, 2012
It's a head flip of a time trip.
September 28, 2012
This is an exciting, exceptionally well-made futuristic thriller that also happens to be loaded with lived-in touches and punchy ideas.
September 28, 2012
A fashionably sleek, unfashionably smart science-fiction film that tick-tick-ticks along with pocket-watch precision.
September 28, 2012
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.
September 28, 2012
[It] may begin as a "Terminator"-like piece of time travel escapism, but ultimately gathers Old Testament-worthy force and fury.
September 28, 2012
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.
September 28, 2012
"Looper" looks like and is a blast; what's really cool is it's even more than that.
September 28, 2012
Johnson's action scenes occasionally stumble, but the devilishly clever script makes "Looper" a thrilling, dizzying ride.
September 28, 2012
The dialogue is as clever as the conceit.
September 28, 2012
While "Looper" lacks the heft of a classic, this wayback machine is worth taking for a spin.
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