Review: LOOPER

No spoilers…


These days it’s nigh-on impossible to go to the cinema without at least some awareness of what it is you’re about to sit down and experience. When it came to LOOPER, I did my utmost to achieve that.

It wasn’t easy.

After reading the first synopsis and then seeing the first trailer, I decided: no more. And OPERATION: AVOID ALL INFORMATION ABOUT LOOPER was in full effect.

So if, like me, you’re out to keep as much detail about this film out of and away from your film-going psyche before going to see it*, then this simplistic review is just for you.

Ready? Here we go –

What LOOPER is:

– A brilliant vision of the future
– A masterclass in character study and story-telling
– A modern classic that’ll be studied and revered for years to come

What LOOPER isn’t:

– The film you’re expecting
– An easy watch
– Predictable


To say anymore would be to ruin it beyond all recognition. Even if I told you what films it echoed, for me at least, I think that would take something away from it too.

Book your tickets.

See this film.


Big love to Stella Artois and Little White Lies for organising last night’s preview



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Author: James Whatley

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6 thoughts on “Review: LOOPER”

  1. I have a problem, with Looper. I liked the acting between the Joes (just made me realise, Willis is playing the “original” GI Joe), the action was glorious and bloody, but as a science fiction film it was completely broken. IGN has a quote from the director, saying, once you establish an internal logic you stick to it; the problem is, he doesn’t, he ends up making a complete nonsense of it all.

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