Theatrical Release: September 28, 2012


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.

Dove Review

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.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Married man/woman in bed together; unmarried man/woman together with implied sex.
Language: Frequent and excessive language throughout including several F-bombs, GDs and the name of Jesus and Christ misused often.
Violence: Strong and graphic bloody violence many times as men are continually blown away by the loopers; frequent gun fights with very bloody results; young boy causes a man to explode leaving the child covered in blood.
Drugs: Drinking, smoking, repeated drug use through eye droppers; syringe containing drugs seen a couple of times.
Nudity: Upper female nudity a few times.
Other: Some people have kinetic powers allowing them to levitate a quarter; woman levitates a lighter; young boy has super kinetic abilities.


Company: TriStar Pictures
Writer: Rian Johnson
Director: Rian Johnson
Producer: Ram Bergman
Genre: Action
Runtime: 118 min.
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe