Looper parents guide


Release date September 28, 2012

Time travel may be outlawed, but the mob uses it anyway. There is no better system for having problem people disappear without a trace than sending them into the past and having them assassinated. Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is one of their hired guns until the day he recognizes the older man he is supposed to kill is himself (played by Bruce Willis).

Why is Looper rated R? The MPAA rated Looper R for strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug content.

Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Looper rated R? Looper is rated R by the MPAA for strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug content.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent explicit violence, with realistic detail, blood and tissue damage.

- Frequent hand-to-hand and weapons violence, sometimes involving children (some blood and detail shown).

- Depictions of shooting, fighting, beating, mutilation and explosion.

- Disturbing scenes and grotesque images.

Sexual Content:

- Breast nudity in a non-sexual context.

- Nudity in sexual situation.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Fondling.

- Mild sexual references.

- Crude content.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang and profanity.

- Infrequent use of cursing and vulgar expressions.

- Limited use of slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Frequent portrayals of drug use and substance abuse.

- Smoking.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence. Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Violence, Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Children, Violence, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "Looper"

Cast and Crew

Looper is directed by Rian Johnson and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Looper movie is December 30, 2012. Here are some details…

Looper releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD combo pack) on January 1, 2013.

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Time travel also twists the plots of The Time Machine (and the 2002 remake), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Somewhere In Time, Men In Black 3 and The Time Traveler’s Wife.