Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
Hunted By Your Future, Haunted By Your Past
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 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 for assassination.
Looper is easily the best film I've seen this year! I loved everything about it! I was in awe from start to finish. The directing, performances, and plot are all top notch. Pierce Gagnon basically steals the show as Cid with the best child performance I've seen since Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense. I teared up at one point because I was so happy with what I was seeing. I can't recommend this film highly enough and I think most people will love it.
Writer-director Rian Johnson made a splash with his genre mash-up debut, Brick, before struggling with his muddled sophomore effort, The Brothers Bloom. Rather than paring things back Johnson stubbornly ploughed forward with another ambitious, mind bending extravaganza. Although I’ve had to admire his playful blending of genres and styles I’ve never quite bought wholeheartedly into vision - until now.
Looper is still a film that suffers from the director’s familiar problems - too ambitious and too unfocused - but here the ambition is matched with an energy that is infectious. Rian Johnson has managed to take elements from every major, and not so major, sci-fi film of the past thirty years, stick them together and then, miraculously, made it work.…
Taking the tried & tested formula of time-traveling in sci-fi films, Looper creates an original beauty of a film that is as satisfying as its smart plot. It's not so complex that you're gonna have a hard time figuring it out nor is it too simple that you can spare your attention away from it for a while. The balance this movie has between its sci-fi elements & action-drama is its real strength, making it one of the best films of its year.
Looper presents a future where time travel has been invented but outlawed. Run by criminal organizations, it allows them to erase their enemies by sending them back in time where they are cleaned up by the "loopers". This tells…
I want so desperately to shake anyone into oblivion who has rated Looper less than [a super] low three stars, but I need to just accept it as perception and if everyone loved all of the same films, then the world would be a very boring place, right? Bullshit, but ideal, I suppose. I just find it almost strange that so many people loved Django Unchained but found this almost average or with "flaws", when for me, it was the other way around. I just wonder, did we watch the same movies? Can we loop back in time and make you watch this again, please? I am not trying to offend anyone, I am just truly at a loss for…
Rian Johnson...you fucking genius you.
Not only did you make an awesome movie...you may have just become my favorite director working today. It's either you or Paul Thomas Anderson.
Joseph Gordon Levitt...even if you do look like a damn catfish in all that makeup...you gave the best Bruce Willis impression ever.
Bruce Willis...you haven't been this badass since Die Hard man and you are fucking awesome again.
Looper...you may have just became my favorite movie of the year.
Either this or The Avengers.
You know what...fuck it. At risk of causing some controversy, I think this IS the best film of the year; so far at least.
Now that's how you make a god damn movie.
Mais para um filme de ação com a viagem no tempo como plano de fundo do que um filme que explora os efeitos e os paradoxos da prática. Envolvente e divertido, ainda traz uma inovação ao mostrar negócios (ilícitos) formalizados entre pessoas de diferentes tempos. Pouco ambicioso, mas cumpre com sua proposta.
Gosto de fazer uma comparação entre o desenrolar de um tema dentro de um filme e o mesmo ao longo de todo o cenário da produção cinematográfica. Repare que nos filmes nos é apresentado um tema, cru e desconhecido a princípio, que vai se desenrolando, lentamente para não chocar, até se tornar familiar para nós. Com o passar dos anos, mais temas são de nosso conhecimento e precisamos…
This is probably the most badass movie about nurture over nature, and the cycle of violence. Rian Johnson creates a wholly lived in future where hoverbikes are a thing! And they're crap! But perhaps my favourite detail of this world is that telekinetic mutants are just lame people with party tricks.
Sidebar: Proof positive that Bruce Willis will give a great performance to directors he respects. That bullshit story Kevin Smith tells just highlights Smith's ignorance and complete incompetence on set.
I forgot how amazing Looper is. Wonderfully acted, and so well made.
Not just an amazing sci-fi film about time travel, but just an amazing film in general. Part of the reason I'm so excited for Star Wars episode 8, is this. Rian Johnson is a master at this. With only three films under his belt, each getting better than the next, but still incredible.
Always great stories, always great characters, and with just a bigger budget allowing him reach his vision better and better.
A solid sci-fi, with plenty of decent action and reliably good performances from all the leads.
An almost flawless movie.
La recordaba buena, y el segundo visionado le ha hecho bien. Esa mezcla de géneros y buenos personajes... molt bé, molt bé.
Two parts gangster picture one part western all wrapped up in a silly time travel sci fi tortilla. You've gotta forgive the taste of time travel plot holes and just enjoy the ride. A strange mess but an endearing one. The Paul Dano scenes are probably the most horrifying things to come out of 2012 cinema. A sort of thoughtful bummer disguised as an action flick. Dig it.
12 macacos...só que mas obvio e com um final extremamente previsível trabalhado com menos maturidade e sendo entregue a historia em 1h de filme (o filme tem 2h) o que me deixou desanimado
talvez era possível melhora-lo trabalhando com o plot relacionando as memorias mas nada que aumentaria muito minha aceitação
filme diferente com mesmo roteiro
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