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LOOPER

9.30PM, GO! ★★ ★ ★

An am­bi­tious, adrenalised sci- fi thriller that is all brains and all brawn, al­most all the time. First, the brains bit. Looper is a time- travel movie, with some head- spin­ning the­o­ries go­ing on about how time ma­chines can be used by gang­sters to get rid of their en­e­mies. Joseph Gor­don-Le­vitt plays Joe, a hitman in the year 2044 whose latest as­sign­ment is to kill his fu­ture self. Bruce Wil­lis is the older Joe, and he is not about to let his past self get away with mur­der. What fol­lows ( and it is eas­ier to fol­low than it sounds!) is a qual­ity chase movie of some con­sid­er­able so­phis­ti­ca­tion. In­deed, in a grip­ping fi nal act, Looper locks into a mood that is at once con­tem­pla­tive and com­pelling.

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