November 28, 2014
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Looper
Don Fowler
3 stars
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(Complicated Time Travel Adventure)

"Looper" will hold your interest, as the complicated story jumps back and forth in time for two hours before everything comes together in an exciting and original ending.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Joe, a looper (hired assassin) who travels back in time to 2044 to eliminate people so they won't have a chance to do whatever evil they plan to do in the future. Time travel won't be invented for another 30 years.
The movie challenges its audience at times, as we try to figure out who is who, what is what, and why all these seemingly unrelated things are happening. But if you stick with it, you'll see that it all comes together in the end.
Bruce Willis plays a 30-year-older Joe who returns to 2044 to hook up with his younger self, who is trying to kill him.
There are some exciting chases as a gang of loopers led by an evil-looking, out-of-character Jeff Daniels, who usually plays a puppy dog, meek and mild character.
The search switches to finding a young boy who will grow up to be The Rainmaker, an evil gang leader. Older Joe wants to kill him, but younger Joe becomes attached to him and his mother (Emily Blunt).
The kid has telekinetic powers and uses them to escape. Older Joe has another reason for killing the kid, which we won't tell you and spoil the story.
If you're not completely confused by this review, go see "Looper" and you'll be more confused before it all plays out.
Rated R, with violence, nudity, profanity, and a bit much to digest.


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