Synopsis: Joe is classified as a "looper", a job in which his employers use time travel to send men from the future to be killed into the past, where Joe can properly dispose of their bodies. However, to tie up loose ends and erase the evidence of his ever being a looper, Joe knows that one day his future self will be sent back for him to kill. When this day comes, Joe's future self is prepared and escapes, and the two men struggle separately in the past trying to evade capture and attempting to fulfill their own personal agendas.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Rian Johnson
Production: Sony Pictures
  16 wins & 45 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

Deep memories,

my mom in a dark room,

taking care of me, singing that tune.

Once I knew he was me...


Joe, I couldn't.

I couldn't. I had to see.

He told me... I remember, he told me,

there's a new holy terror boss man

in the future,

and he's closing all the loops.

The Rainmaker, they call him.

He told me it.

Then he wanted a cigarette.

So I untied him,

and he gives me this look.

And he just starts running.

I had my blunderbuss,

so I know I've got about 15 strides

till he's out of my range.

And they come and they go,

and I just watch him

till he's gone.

This is called letting your loop run.

It's not a good thing.

What do I do?

You're the only friend I've got, Joe.

You've got to help me.

You're a fucking idiot

coming here.

You can't be here.

I'll give you some money.

Joe! A little money?

Where am I gonna go?

You hop a freight train.

You beat it the hell out of town.


Just don't move.

Tell Court,

watch the window outside.

You got it, window.

- Kid Blue, Joe! Come on!

- Just a minute!

Open this goddamn door!

I can't do anything for you, Seth.

You've got to hide me!

Please, Joe! Hide me!

Please! Just buy me some time

and then I'll go! Please?

You gonna make

me blow this door down?

Yeah, hold on!


Move. Move.

Come on, Joe! Open up!


That took a while.

You think it's easy looking this good?

Tye's gonna watch your apartment

while we go have a talk with Abe.

There's coffee in the tin.

Thank you.

Give me two minutes.

Know why they call that pea shooter

of yours a blunderbuss?

Because it's impossible to hit

anything farther than 15 yards.

Impossible to miss anything closer.

It's a gun for f*ck-up turkeys.

Not like a gat.

A gat has range.


Kid, cut it out.

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Rian Johnson

Rian Craig Johnson (born December 17, 1973) is an American filmmaker and television director. Johnson is best known for writing and directing the neo-noir mystery film Brick (2005), the comedy-drama film The Brothers Bloom (2008), the science fiction thriller film Looper (2012), and the epic space opera film Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). He is also notable for directing three episodes of the AMC crime drama television series Breaking Bad: "Fly", "Fifty-One" and "Ozymandias". Both "Fifty-One" and "Ozymandias" have received universal praise, and are considered to be among the series' best episodes. For his work on "Fifty-One", Johnson won the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series in 2013. more…

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