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Film Description

 


Looper

In the mid-twenty-first century, time travel has finally been discovered, but it’s been ruled illegal — which is to say that it’s available to the highest bidder. Organized crime has naturally moved in to fill the gap, and has found a particularly novel use for the technology: when the mob wants someone offed, they ship the unlucky soul thirty years into the past where they are executed by hired guns called "loopers," who then dispose of the remains in their present. In 2047, the icy, dapper Joe Simmons (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is the best looper in the business, and he’s compensated handsomely for his deadly skills. With time, though, even the best looper can become a liability, a fact that comes crashing home to Simmons when he meets his next target: himself, or rather himself circa 2077 (Bruce Willis). Confronted with this living existential dilemma, Simmons can’t bring himself to pull the trigger, and lets the fiftysomething Simmons go. But this time isn’t big enough for the both of them.



CRITICAL NOTES

"This is a highflying, super-stylish science-fiction thriller that brings a fresh approach to mind-bending genre material." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
FILM INFORMATION

Director: Rian Johnson
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt
Year: 2012
Runtime: 118 minutes
Country: USA
Language: English
Distributor: Alliance Films


Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR

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