Movie Info: 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 (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – 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 (Bruce Willis) for assassination. — (C) Sony
Mars Review: Every so often a science fiction film comes along in which the performances and the script live up to the cleverness of the central premise. That’s what distinguishes a Blade Runner from a Prometheus, and it’s what makes Looper a Standout! Re-establishes the time travel genre in a new and fresh way, one of the most creative, intelligent, and unpredictable films of the year. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the hardest working man in Hollywood, continues his journey to the A-List.
Stars: 4 out of 5