The year is 2044 and there seems to be a lot of lawlessness and killing. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a "looper." one who is a hitman for bad guys living 30 years in the future. Thirty years further ahead time travel exists but is illegal so only 'bad' guys are using it. It is impossible to get rid of a body in the future so the bad guys send there intended victims back to 2044 to be killed by a looper. In 2044 it is easy to dispose of a body, as Gordon-Levitt takes the bodies to an abandoned factory to be burned.
All seems good for the loopers and the future guys pay them a lot of silver for their kills. However, there is a new boss in the future who wants all the loopers gone (thus closing the loop) so he starts sending the loopers' future selves to be killed by their younger selves.
When Gordon-Levitt's future self (Bruce Willis) is sent back, Gordon-Levitt fails to kill him and he gets away. Like something out of the Terminator, Willis wants to kill the future boss (who is now a child) to prevent him from coming to power in the future and killing the future loopers.
Sounds complicated? It sometimes is and it some scenes may make you uncomfortable as Willis is not sure which of three little boys is the future boss so he wants to kill all three.
The movie has a lot of good action and is gripping from start to finish. Joeseph Gordon-Levitt looks a lot different in this film and I wasn't sure if it was make-up, he had plastic surgery, or his face just changed that much.
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