Looper Review

Looper: A truly memorable sci-fi thriller from Rian Johnson
★★★★★

Looper has many plus points, from the stylistic opening scenes to the smart script and original storyline that concludes with a very satisfying end that will ultimately leave you thinking and talking about the whole film for some time afterwards. It’s initially paced at a speed that manages to hold your suspense whilst punching you in the face with action and superb acting, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt destined for a big and bright future (not to mention Johnson’s future too), but there are also some very slight negative points as the film progresses (I’m nitpicking), if you could call them negative as such. The pace shirks from its beginnings and becomes more, well, boggy and perhaps less entertaining as the earlier sequence of events, but no less enjoyable as the plot progressively develops in to something very interesting and so, take nothing away from Looper, it is a smart and largely well put together film full of great moments that provides something truly memorable – loved it.

Image from: Looper, (2012), [ONLINE]. Available here

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14 thoughts on “Looper Review

  1. Can’t say I ever felt the pace slow down for me, but I do understand why it might appear so for others. Other than that though, the film is a must-see for sure, and near-perfect. Great review!

  2. Good review. The cast is great, especially JGL who has been having a stellar career so far, but the plot it what really kept me interested as it continued to throw twist-after-twist at me, without any confusion whatsoever. It’s a great sci-fi flick that actually makes sense.

  3. I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt and was wanting to see it just for him. Sounds good though…an interesting concept for sure. Reminds me of Inception… Cheers.

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