— nominally a time-travel/action movie — is crazy smart, but (unlike with, say, Inception
) you won't spend its runtime trying to glue together its illogic. You'll just be enjoying the movie. Because all you need to know to enjoy Looper
is that actions have consequences — and Looper
is an action movie. But Looper
is "just" an action movie the same way Brick
was "just" a noir, or The Brothers Bloom
was "just" a heist flick. All three were written and directed by Rian Johnson, and with each, Johnson appropriates the skeleton of a genre, then fleshes it out in astonishingly clever ways. (118 min.)
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Time traveling for fun and profit!
It's not about Scientology.