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  • Actors: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels, Paul Dano
  • Directors: Rian Johnson
  • Writers: Rian Johnson
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Dolby, Colour, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Entertainment One
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Jan. 2013
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (378 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008OPZT8G
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,263 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

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. The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and also stars Emily Blunt,Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. Ram Bergman and James D. Stern produce.

Special Features

  • Feature commentary by director Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt
  • Featurettes: "Looper: From the Beginning" , "Scoring Looper"
  • 4 deleted scenes with commentary by Rian Johnson and Noah Segan
  • Looper animated trailer
  • Featurettes: "The Science of Time Travel", "The Two Joes", "New Future, Old School" (Exclusive to Blu-ray)
  • 17 Additional deleted scenes with commentary by Rian Johnson and Noah Segan (Exclusive to Blu-ray)

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By P. G. Harris TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Jan. 2014
Format: DVD
Looper is a rather odd, uneven movie. It is as if the writer/director had a reasonable idea for a time travel tale, and a half formed idea for a telekinesis film, and decided to shove them together.

The basic concept is that Joe, played by Joseph Gordon Leavitt has been recruited by a mafia boss sent backwards in time by 30 years from 2074 to carry out hits on undesirables, also sent back from the future, where it is seemingly impossible to dispose of the bodies. Eventually, as time travel itself is illegal, the hit-men are required to dispose of their older selves, receiving a pay off in the process which will allow them to live in comfort for the next 30 years. The second element of the story is hinted at by the fact that a proportion of the population is mildly telekinetic.
Joe's troubles begin when he fails to kill his older self, played by Bruce Willis.

The movie falls into three acts, firstly establishing the scenario of young Joe's life, secondly, rapidly telling the thirty year story of how he becomes Bruce Willis, and thirdly the event's after Old Joe's return, which also involve single mother, Emily Blunt, and her young son.

The 2044 in which the film is set is not one in which there has been a great deal of progress, other than the invention of levitating motorbikes. If anything it has a retro-feel reminiscent of Terry Gilliam's Brazil.

It is all well played and Gordon-Leavitt and Willis are convincing in establishing younger and older selves with similar mannerisms.
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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. D. Turner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 13 Mar. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
This film is rated 15 - which is amazing to me. There is a fair bit of violence and an implied torture scene is chilling. There is also bad language from the off and simulated drug taking. So anyone with young teenage kids - please be aware!

That said it is a very decent film. The premise is that time travel has been invented but banned. The only people using it are criminals and they use it selectively to get rid of people. The Looper in the title is a person who carries out an execution when the person is sent back from the future. The science fiction is reasonably well thought out and used well but it serves as a backdrop to a human story.

This film works because we see the protagonist go on a journey and end up changed by the result. The mid section of the film drags a bit but the end scene works very well and I am glad I saw it.

I saw the Blue Ray edition which had good sound and very clear visuals, especially in the outdoor scenes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Mw Arnold on 29 Mar. 2015
Format: DVD
This is a film with an interesting premise (mafia victims being sent back in time to be executed) that fails to deliver an interesting or even plausible plot - which involves the hitman's future self being sent back in time for him to execute. Story-wise, that's about it. For some unknown reason telekinesis is crow-barred into the film without having any bearing on the story - it's like putting ice-cream on bacon. Now for the 'characters' (none of whom have distinct characteristics): I found it impossible to like or care for any of them, spending much of the film wishing that they would be killed (there's a lot of killing in this film). At one point the film-makers try to inject some mother/son emotion into proceedings - it fails very awkwardly. Overall it's way too long, with plenty of extraneous scenes that serve only to muddy rather then propel the story. To summarize: good premise, über-tenuous plot, zero characterisation, casual violence on a grand scale - typical Bruce Willis fodder. It is truly one of the worst films I've ever seen, an utter insult to the intelligence and an embarrassment to the film-makers. Oh, and the dialogue is often inaudible - I had to rewind repeatedly. Don't waste your time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on 26 May 2013
Format: DVD
The movie takes on some unique aspects. Perhaps the best way to describe the film is that it reminded me of "Terminator" without cyborgs. This is a film that deals with time travel. It addresses some of the paradoxes of time travel, but ignores others. In the near future, time travel is possible and outlawed. As the old saying goes, "If time travel is outlawed, then only outlaws will time travel." Weirdly the outlaws use time travel to dispose of bodies. People are transported to the past where they are shot/killed/ and disposed of by people called Loopers who are well paid in silver.

Something happens to the system as Loopers are rounded up and sent back to be killed by their younger selves. To add to the weird, there suddenly appears mutant humans who have mild amounts of "TK" or telekinesis powers.

I liked the movie as it was a fresh approach to the use of time travel. Decent script. Decent acting. Good ending.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, no real sex, nudity (Piper Perabo)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David H J Ashdown TOP 500 REVIEWER on 14 Oct. 2014
Format: DVD
The idea of being able to change the future by altering events in the past is not a new one and is difficult to portray without the concept of multiple parallel universes and even more difficult to make believable but this film comes pretty close. Most of the action takes place in 2044 where life is not too different from today , apart from levitating motorbikes , and the act of solving difficulties in the future takes place by sending miscreants back from the future to dispose of them in the past - all very good until that miscreant turns out to be your future self. The beginning and end of the film is very good but the middle is a bit unnecessary and laboured but all in all a good effort.
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