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Very entertaining movie. Keeps you intrigued to see where things go... with a few twists. There are some parts you have to think through, and to which you must pay particular attention. Not to worry, it does not take too much effort to figure out what happened. Time-travel movies are always like that, in terms of needing to think through the paradox.

There are a few tough parts to swallow - especially if you are a parent (you will understand when you watch the movie).

Overall, interesting as it keeps you thinking, and enjoying the glimpses into the near future world.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon February 26, 2014
Here we go loopty loo
Here we go loopty li
Here we go loopty loo
All on a Saturday night
All on a Saturday night
All on a Saturday night

In the year 2042, Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has a unique profession as a "Looper"; he dispatches people from the future for the mob. After thirty years on the job a Looper is retired by being sent back 30 years in time to himself for the purpose of being dispatched. Older Joe (Bruce Willis) is fine with this until an inappropriate shot dispatches the love of his life. So now he must go back and correct the system by removing the person who made this shot possible.

Will he succeed yes or no? In either case what will be the outcome? Will younger Joe cow-down to his wishes or learn something from this experience? We watch this presentation and wonder what we would do if we were either Joe. We too must make decisions in life and this movie may help us or not in making those decisions. In any case it's worth watching this movie at least a couple of times.

The story is really about relationships and choices. It is not really a sci-fi story about time travel. The time thing is just one dimension to help show the outcome of the choices we make.

The presentation even though having lots of action does not contain a lot of gratuitous gore. It also does not rely on a lot of CGI. There may be a tad too much background music but not enough to distract from the presentation.

There is a big logic flaw. I cannot go into detail without placing a spoiler. But the trigger that created the antagonist could not have happened the first time around in the loop. You not let this distract you from the purpose of the movie.

If you're watching the streaming version then you're going to miss the voiceover commentaries which in this case are just as good as the original presentation and give you an insight as to what they were trying to accomplish. Naturally I saw this in Blu-ray which is now old hat and does not change the story at all but does add to the viewing experience.
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he 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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on April 30, 2015
This was a solid, clever and well executed action movie that offered originality at a time when super heroes, sequels and remakes dominate the genre. Bruce Willis kicks ass while showing vulnerability. Joseph Gordon-Levitt wasn't highly believable as a young Bruce Willis but he was solid nonetheless. But ultimately I love the fact there's no clear-cut hero, that it can be so dark and blur the lines between wrong and right, and that they pulled off a believable movie from a ridiculous plot that I feel could have flopped in the hands of people less talented and less intelligent. And the ending brings the movie all together and ultimately made me fall in love with this movie.
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on April 23, 2014
I like this new twist on an old sci-fi theme.

The "protagonist and antagonist" balance well together in their futuristic / current world. In both the script and the actors acting.
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on June 4, 2015
Kind of a silly premise. Why have someone waiting to kill the guy from the future if they could just send him out in the middle of the ocean... or above a volcano like the Scientologists believe?
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on August 4, 2014
This flick has time travel and twists with great actors and a "keep you thinking" story line. A must have for my DVD collection as I'll watch it repeatedly and still love it.
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on September 22, 2014
Was a good video - as i wasn't sure what to expect. Delivery - packaging of the product was excellent and I thank-you. R
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on February 19, 2013
Good movie; some ideas a bit far fetched but still enjoyable. It does have some nice twists and turns and following the "loop" might give some people a headache. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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on July 12, 2015
Very good movie with Bruce Willis but I am still not sure if I have understood it....
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