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  • 5 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 118 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rian Johnson
  • Written by: Rian Johnson
  • Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels
  • UK release: 28 September 2012
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Time-travel thriller. A hitman for the mob recognises a target as himself from the future.

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7 Sep 20125 stars

Impressive time-travel tale from Rian Johnson, starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

After his impressive debut Brick and his mildly disappointing follow-up, The Brothers Bloom, Rian Johnson’s time-travel tale Looper feels like a giant leap forwards. Warmly embracing elements of sci-fi, horror and romance, in a story inspired equally by…

Rian Johnson, director of Looper

7 Sep 2012

The filmmaker talks about working with Bruce Willis and the logic of time travel

A story set in 2044, about assassins whose targets are sent back from thirty years further in the future, Looper is a very intricate sci-fi. How did you approach writing it? Writing the screenplay, part of what I wanted to do with it was really focus…

Rian Johnson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt reunite in sci-fi thriller Looper

16 Aug 2012

Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt also star in film about hired killer with a difference

Once the lavish summer blockbusters are out of the way, there’s always a slice of brain-boggling sci-fi set aside to keep genre aficionados going. Writer/director Rian Johnson’s Looper reunites him with his Brick star Joseph Gordon-Levitt for a…

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