Lists: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Dystopian, Time travel

Brief Synopsis: "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 Joe is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to close the loop, sending back Joe's future self for assassination."

Overall Ranking: 589 (Rank from 2012: # 18)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 60%
Regular 37.5%
Half-Popped 2.5%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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    BTS Brian100
    Movie Evangelist100(full review)
    Dave Examines Movies98(full review)
    Sober Film Critic James Brown97(full review)
    Richard Kirkham97(full review)
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    Today I Watched A Movie95(full review)
    Gorgon Reviews93(full review)
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    Cut The Crap Movie Reviews by Aiden R90(full review)
    Sean Kelly90(full review)
    Jay of Life Vs Film90(full review)
    Maurice of Movie Mixology90(full review)
    Donnie Guthrie90 - Time and time again I heard that this was a "Mess of a movie". I thought it kept me engaged and full of anxiety throughout the movie. Overall a great movie/acting. I thought they did a great job explaining on how Bruce Willis's character (The older Joe) was able to go to back in time. Overall, a great plot, great writing. The end of the movie left me wanting more.
    Rob from GuysFilmQuest90
    Tom Little of Digital Shortbread88(full review)
    Angry Vader88(full review)
    Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin88(full review)
    Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews88(full review)
    Dan O'Neill85(full review)
    J Bumgardner85
    CinemaVisitor Erik85 - It gets a bit slow halfway through but it's a smart, original and creative time-travel sci-fi far from the mainstream action-packed flicks.
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    Steve Habrat85(full review)
    Colin Carman85(full review)
    Tim The Film Guy81(full review)
    Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews80(full review)
    Andy Watches Movies80(full review)
    Committed to Celluloid Fernando Rafael80(full review)
    Alex Hunt Essentials80(full review)
    Mikey from The Reviewer.Net80(full review)
    Entertainment Blur Rob78(full review)
    Josh of Classicblanca72(full review)
    Cirque du Cinema70(full review)
    David Baruffi70(full review)
    Jordan K70
    Chris Turner70
    Thomas Pollock70
    Nick Ledgerwood70 - This movie was far from perfect. Just like any movie involving time travel, it fell victim to tremendous plotholes (if young Joe kills himself, there is no old Joe and the events of the movie could never have happened. And also, couldn’t he have just shot his hand off or something?). However, those are the sorts of things that you have to expect going into a time travelling thriller and learn to live with. Overall, I found this movie to be compelling and unique. I especially love the way they conveyed the changes in the stories timeline through old Joe’s memories.
    Bryan Lienesch65 - You're basically preoccupied with Gordon-Levitt's bizarre face until the tempermental child out of The Omen shows up.
    Patrick Devitt40

    People Involved

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Joe)
  • Bruce Willis (Older Joe)
  • Emily Blunt (Sara)
  • Piper Perabo (Suzie)
  • Jeff Daniels (Abe)
  • Paul Dano (Seth)
  • Tracie Thoms (Beatrix)
  • Noah Segan (Kid Blue)
  • Pierce Gagnon (Cid)
  • Qing Xu (Old Joes Wife (as Summer Qing))
  • Frank Brennan (Old Seth)
  • Garret Dillahunt (Jesse)
  • Nick Gomez (Dale)
  • Marcus Hester (Zach)
  • Jon Eyez (Gat Man)
  • Nathan Johnson (Director)
  • Rian Johnson (Director)
  • Steve Yedlin (Director)
  • Podcasts

  • Us vs Film presents Episode 1: Looper
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