In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a looper – a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to close the loop, sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination.
Considering the fact that this movie’s main plot device is bad guys being sent back in time to a looper who is waiting to kill him instantly you expect to see a great deal of blood including pieces of flesh flying off the victims. Combine that with frequent drug use by the loopers as well, this film is definitely not family viewing. What puzzled me most was the excessive language and weird sub-plots that were used to keep the wheels turning. The film was also very slow in a few scenes and others were repeated several times unnecessarily causing the pic to run almost two hours instead of a more comfortable ninety minutes.