DVD - 2012 | Widescreen version
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In the year 2074, the mob sends problem people back in time, where a hired gun awaits to eliminate them. Joe is one such hired gun, good at what he does. But problems arise when the mob tries to 'close the loop,' and Joe comes face-to-face with his future self during a hit. When Joe's future self escapes after he hesitates to finish the assignment, Joe must chase himself down and finish the job.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2012
Edition: Widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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"In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented "– but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a "looper"� "– a hired gun, like Jo... Read More »

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Feb 08, 2021

I do not know what compelled me to order this movie ..... not my cup of tea and did not bother watching something I can't get into since it is impossible for us to go back in time.

Feb 01, 2020

More sophisticated take and deeper twist out of a banal time travel scheme.

Oct 19, 2019

I'm not going to say anything about the story or plot of this movie the other comments give it a good review.
The strange thing I saw in this movie was the invisible cigarette. The character played by Emily Blunt is sitting on her pourch smoking an invisible cigarette; why is she doing this? Later we see her smoking a real cigarette. It glows when she takes a drag but the ash fails to get bigger and the cigarette fails to get smaller there is hardly any smoke let alone the ususal plume. I believe this must have been a computer animated cigarette. A computer animated cigarette was supposed to have been inserted in the first scene where Emily is smoking the invisible cigarette; but somebody in production dropped the ball.
What a BLOPPER! Shame on you Emily Blunt for setting this bad example to our youth when you yourself would never actually smoke a cigarette.

Sep 03, 2019

Excellent thriller!

Apr 27, 2019

Good cast. Good B movie thriller. Fortunately Bruce Willis came in half way through with guns and grit to bring this film to an end. I’m not a fan of Paul Dano and fortunately he was gone ½ way through. Glad to see the film end on a doable solution.

Mar 07, 2019

I watched this about 4 years ago? I just re-watched it 3/2019. Dialog and character development are weak. Movie is a mix of common formulas - drug use, un-remorseful killing, some action and PG violence, the main character struggles to find meaning to his life but redeems it at the end. To some degree I enjoyed the Rainmaker retiring the loopers by 'closing their loops' -- loopholes ;-)

Another reviewer summed it up nicely: "Looper could have been good if the author had not tried to blend too many genres. Crime, horror, time travel , para normal & psycho drama were too much in Looper. The constant going back in time was dizzying."

There appears to be a contradiction between Bruce willis berating his younger self played by Gordon Levit as being selfish but Bruce is very selfish at the end in his attempt to neutralize the Rainmaker and doesn't care about collateral damage.

Aug 14, 2018


Dec 13, 2017

Looper could have been good if the author had not tried to blend too many genres. Crime, horror, time travel , para normal & psycho drama were too much in Looper. The constant going back in time was dizzying. The paranormal scenes locked credibility & weren't supposed to be funny. However, I found myself laughing were none was intended. The acting wasn't credible. There was a lot of unnecessary violence. I give this movie half a star for being there.

Dec 08, 2017

This movie was the first time I heard Emily Blunt talk with an American accent. It was pure genius. I have seen this movie it is a very good sci-fi movie to watch.

Oct 11, 2017

Witten and directed by Rian Johnson, this 2012 SF thriller tells the story of a looper called "Joe" who is supposed to kill his future self.
It is an unbelievably contrived story.
I don't believe in psychokinesis or telekinesis at all.
So, when I see the telekinetic power of a kid, the whole story turns out to me a total rabbish.
I feel I've just wasted my time when I see the end.
However, the performance of that kid is superb.

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Jul 05, 2013

Older Joe: I don't want to talk about time travel because if we start talking about it then we're going to be here all day talking about it, making diagrams with straws.

Jun 18, 2013

Joe: "It's like this whole town... Big heads... Small potatoes..."

Jun 18, 2013

Joe: "...Then I saw it. I saw a mom who would die for her son... A man who would kill for his wife... A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it."

mrsgail5756 May 27, 2013

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

mrsgail5756 Mar 04, 2013

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill

Jan 08, 2013

Joesph Gordon-Levitt to Bruce Willis the first time he sees his older self..." Your face looks backwards".


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Vreeah_Nuw Feb 18, 2014

Sexual Content: Suggestive adult behaviors, corny overrated exposure of women's chests

Vreeah_Nuw Feb 18, 2014

Violence: Some blood, pursuit to murder a child, another child presumed to be dead by gunfire, suicide by gunshot


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