Looper ( 2012)

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Prov­ing that James Cameron didn’t cor­ner the mar­ket in time- travel clev­er­ness, Rian John­son fol­lowed up his uber- cool teen drama Brick with this trippy SF master­piece. Nod­ding to Blade Run­ner and Ter­mi­na­tor, but never rip­ping them off, Looper’s barmy premise ( Joseph Gor­don- Le­vitt is a younger ver­sion of Bruce Wil­lis, whom he’s tasked with killing) man­ages to be equal parts grisly ( that body- hack­ing seg­ment), in­tense ( house go boom), funny ( Jeff Daniels) and thrilling ( any one of JGL’s ac­tion mo­ments). It’s the def­i­ni­tion of a mod­ern clas­sic.

One of th­ese men is a crime- ob­sessed psy­cho… Looper even had top mo­tors. Yeah, but he’s no Collin Burns.

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