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Looper

Released: 28/09/2012 General release
Sundance Jury Prize-winning director Rian Johnson returns with this high-octane sci-fi, that manages to show depth and intelligence and star Bruce Willis. It hurtles between the present and the future, and is helped along by Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and a nihilistic plot. For more information visit: http://www.loopermovie.com/ Buy: www.everymancinema.com/looper
70 %
Film4“Thought-provoking and heart-pounding...” A couple of missed opportunities and minor quibbles aside, Looper's stimulating blend of action and ethics raises it a cut above your average Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster...
 
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95%
Little White Lies“The most resourceful, vivacious and savage science fiction movie of 2012...” An almost-classic slice of alt-sci-fi, a time-travel film of daring and vision that nearly but not quite collapses under the weight of its own ambition...
 
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80 %
The Observer“Courts the adjective "thoughtful"...” Johnson keeps things moving and rings ingenious changes on familiar material, with considerable help from his cinematographer, production designer and actors...
 
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80 %
The Telegraph“Fashionably sleek, unfashionably smart science-fiction film...” This might sound like a wildly complex conceit, and it is, although Johnson’s film makes impressively light work of it. There is no half-hour, Inception-like briefing before the fun begins, just a quick dry run...
 
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60%
The Independent“Rian Johnson's time-travel thriller springs us into the future...” Looper has its shares of plot-holes and design flaws, yet somehow just keeps going, blatting away your doubts. The conviction of the cast is vital, for the film's secret weapon is not its cleverness, but its heart...
 
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100%
Empire“It has a brain, courage and a heart...” It’s still crackling dialogue and unusual characterisations which hold the interest in a genre where those qualities are too often deemed superfluous...
 
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80 %
Guardian“A sharp, smart sci-fi thriller...” You're in for a breathless ride. It's been a patchy summer for sci-fi, absent of anything that really sticks in the mind. Johnson's deep, distinctive film plays on repeat...
 
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100%
Total Film “Intricately and elegantly constructed...” The best sci-fi movie since Moon. The best time-travel yarn since 12 Monkeys. And one of the best films of 2012. You’ll immediately want to see it again...
 
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