Looper is probably the second greatest Bruce Willis time travel movie ever made. The comparison is an unfair one of course; unlike Terry Gilliam’s bleakly apocalyptic Twelve Monkeys, writer-director Rian Johnson’s entertaining blend of The Terminator and – curiously – the western genre has much broader appeal. Simply put, it is an action-packed chase thriller involving both the present and future versions of an assassin (played by Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt) battling it out with each other, until Emily Blunt’s arrival around the halfway point when the film throttles back and moves in to darker, more emotional waters. It’s to Johnson’s credit that the switch feels organic, but even as it dishes out the twists and violence while straddling different genres, there’s not much you won’t have seen before.
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