Me and My Nine Iron

October 4, 2012

Looper review

Filed under: Movie reviews — BJ @ 4:55 pm

I’ll admit I wanted to hate this movie so much after critics and friends all called it the best movie of the year. While I won’t share that claim, I can’t deny that it was close. One of the better science fiction and time travel movies, Rian Johnson‘s third feature is an impressive one, and he’s quickly solidifying himself as a remarkable writer-directors.

I did not like Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s facial prosthetics to more closely resemble Bruce Willis, his older self in the movie, as it was noticeably distracting. But when that’s all you have to criticize a movie, you’ve done well.

I love Roger Ebert‘s review on the time travel aspect, saying “Looper, a smart and tricky sci-fi story, sidesteps the paradoxes of time travel by embracing them. Most time travel movies run into trouble in the final scenes, when impossibilities pile up one upon another. This film leads to a startling conclusion that wipes out the story’s paradoxes so neatly it’s as if it never happened.” A great thriller, indeed, with likable actors. Definitely lives up to its billing.

Rating: 5 stars out of 5

IMDb rating: 8.3
What it should be: 8.3




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