45 user 79 critic

Tracers (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 20 March 2015 (USA)
1:36 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $5.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Wanted by the Chinese mafia, a New York City bike messenger escapes into the world of parkour after meeting a beautiful stranger.



(screenplay), (story) | 2 more credits »
4,865 ( 571)
2 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Abduction I (2011)
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina
Survivor I (2015)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit.

Director: James McTeigue
Stars: Parker Sawyers, Dylan McDermott, Bashar Rahal
Run the Tide (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When their drug abusing mother is released from prison determined to rebuild their family, Rey kidnaps his younger brother Oliver and escapes their desert home for the California coast.

Director: Soham Mehta
Stars: Taylor Lautner, Johanna Braddy, Constance Zimmer
Wild Card (2015)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play...and it's all or nothing.

Director: Simon West
Stars: Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik García-Lorido
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.

Director: Camille Delamarre
Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA
Run All Night (2015)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Stars: Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.

Director: Aleksander Bach
Stars: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto
The Gunman (2015)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's successful kill shot forces him into hiding. Returning to the Congo years later, he becomes the target of a hit squad himself.

Director: Pierre Morel
Stars: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca
Big Game (2014)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young teenager camping in the woods helps rescue the President of the United States when Air Force One is shot down near his campsite.

Director: Jalmari Helander
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson
The Forger (2014)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A thief works with his father and son to forge a painting by Monet and steal the original. Together, they plan the heist of their lives.

Director: Philip Martin
Stars: John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, Tye Sheridan
Son of a Gun (2014)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

JR busts out of prison with Brendan Lynch, Australia's most notorious criminal, and joins Lynch's gang for a gold heist that soon pits the two men against one another.

Director: Julius Avery
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites, Alicia Vikander
Last Knights (2015)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A fallen warrior rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master.

Director: Kazuaki Kiriya
Stars: Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, Aksel Hennie


Cast overview, first billed only:
Luciano Acuna Jr. ...
Jerry (as Johnny Wu)
Christian Steel ...
Joey (as Christain Steele)
Sean Rahill ...
Messenger #1
Messenger #2
Skinny Jeans


Wanted by the Chinese mafia, a young New York City bike messenger down on his luck, who just wants to do good, escapes into the world of parkour after meeting a beautiful stranger and her group of Parkour trainers that get him involved in a criminal delivery service for extra money. Written by punctuation

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


It's not a crime if they can't catch you.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for some intense violence, perilous action, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

20 March 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nieuchwytni  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


"Traceur", English translation 'tracer', is the French name for a practitioner of parkour. See more »


When Cam starts his car for the first time in the garage and then proceeds to throw it into reverse. The car dies. He tries cranking the engine again. Auto cars cannot turn over unless in Park or Neutral. See more »


Nikki: You're one of THOSE kind of people.
Cam: What... what kind of people is that?
Nikki: Can't hang on to anything nice.
Cam: I guess I haven't had enough practice.
Nikki: Don't worry about it. I shoulda known better. I mean... next time I'll just take my wallet and burn it.
See more »


References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »


Apple Pie
Written by Cameron Rafati, Douglas Charles Showalter (as Douglas Showalter), Tyler Johnson, David Radcliffe
Performed by Cameron The Public
Courtesy of Gravelpit Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Laughably illogical
3 May 2015 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Quickie Review:

Burdened by the debt he owes the Chinese mafia, Cam (Taylor Lautner) must find a quick way to earn money. In his desperation he joins a group of street runners who use their skills to commit high-paying crimes. Cam soon finds himself in criminal world with higher stakes than he expected. Other than the parkour scenes there is no other redeemable quality to Tracers. In fact there is a severe lack of quality in acting and story logic. This should have been a simple crime-heist movie with some parkour action in it. Instead there are numerous instances of forced drama that you will not care about at all. This movie is simply a waste of time.

Full Review:

Let's be blunt here, other than the Twilight fans nobody is looking forward to a Taylor Lautner movie. Then again I used feel the same way about Kirsten Stewart and Robert Pattinson, but lately they have been making good decisions in choosing their roles. So I thought I'd give Lautner the benefit of the doubt. I was wrong.

I'll give Tracers this, the parkour scenes were well done. There were plenty of these chase scenes and they did bring some excitement in an otherwise dull movie. It's not to the skill level of parkour master David Belle in the French film District B13, but the chase scenes were certainly the best parts of movie. That's where the kudos end for me.

I think everyone would agree that movies should try to make us empathize with the main characters. However, the writers try to achieve this by going overboard and giving everyone a troubled past. I mean we have characters who are in deep debt with the Chinese mafia, have been abandoned by their father, had a mother who died after being evicted, living on scraps on the streets, attempted sexual assault victim. With all these problems and horrible past I'm shocked they are even functioning human beings! Every other scene is some character deeply brooding about how their hoping for a better life. Then there is a love story that doesn't make sense beyond "hey you're kinda hot, I'm kinda hot. Let's get it on." Oh and of course that comes with an obligatory love triangle that you see coming from miles away. There is no chemistry because the dialog and the performances are cringe worthy. Honestly, why these people are even interacting together makes no sense. As if the movie wasn't bloated enough with unnecessary backstories, there are random twists and turns in the story that are very illogical because there was no previous setup.

I am sure some will say I'm overthinking this. No, I'd argue it's the writers who overthought this movie. There was a good hook here: using parkour skills to pull off heists. All that was needed was a simple story to give reason for these chase scenes, but they try to add drama with poorly written characters and the laughable performances didn't help either. Definitely not worth parkour running out to see it.

Check out more on my movie review blog The Stub Collector: http://thestubcollector.wordpress.com/

13 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
UK DVD Promotion & Interviews snappy_matt
First two top critics Variety and Hollywood Reporter heidi-652-460156
Germany snappy_matt
LOL. trashed his bike because of a bent rim. hoyfocker
Mr Jesse Hassenger or How to Announce a Review heidi-652-460156
Sequel? luveverandalwayz14
Discuss Tracers (2015) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: