The introduction of Emily Blunt, as a single mother seeking refuge from big-city life on a farm with her strikingly gifted young son (Pierce Gagnon, with tremendous presence beyond his years), adds another emotional layer to this story. It softens and slows the film down but that's not necessarily a bad thing; it's just one more example of how "Looper" keeps changing effortlessly and taking you to unexpected places — past, present and future.
"Looper," a TriStar Pictures and FilmDistrict release, is rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug content. Running time: 119 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four.
Motion Picture Association of America rating definition for R: Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
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