RIAN JOHNSON | USA | 2012 | 118 MIN | R
Rian Johnson’s third feature is a brainy, brawny time travel thriller pitting mob hitman Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) against his future self (Bruce Willis), sent thirty years into the past for execution. But when his elder counterpart starts hunting down the present-day versions of future enemies, Joe knows it won’t be long before his boss Abe (Jeff Daniels) sends his hired guns after them both. Writer/director Johnson adds sci-fi world building to his already impressive skillset, creating a dense, detailed, utterly believable future as the backdrop for his genre-blending yarn. An indie hit on it’s original release, LOOPER’s reputation has only grown in the intervening years, rightfully taking its place as one of the best science fiction films of the 21st century.
Cast: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Jeff Daniels
Part of PFS’ retrospective series BEFORE THE LAST JEDI: A RIAN JOHNSON STORY
Join PFS in celebrating the work of acclaimed director Rian Johnson with a look back at his first three films before catching his inaugural entry in the Star Wars universe.
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