Action / Sci-fi / Thriller
Director: Rian Johnson
Running time: 118 mins Released: 28th September 2012
A time travel thriller from the director of the divisive high-school noir Brick. Several decades from now, time travel will be invented and then immediately outlawed. The mob will acquire the technology and use it to carry out illegal assassinations. Their targets are sent thirty years into the past, bound and hooded, where hired guns or 'loopers' are waiting to kill them. But at any given time, the looper can pull the hood off of his dead victim and find that he has assassinated himself, thus giving him thirty years to live out his life. Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a looper who enjoys a diet of killing, drinking, and carousing until one of his targets escapes and is revealed to be his older self (Bruce Willis). Old Joe has business to finish; Young Joe just wants to close his loop, and sets off in pursuit.