5.6/10
14,675
46 user 79 critic

Tracers (2015)

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

Watch Now

From $5.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
4,620 ( 1,164)
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Cam
...
...
Miller
...
Dylan
Luciano Acuna Jr. ...
Tate
...
Jax
...
Jerry (as Johnny Wu)
...
Hu
...
Angie
Christian Steel ...
Joey (as Christian Steele)
...
Chen
...
Lonnie
Sean Rahill ...
Messenger #1
...
Messenger #2
...
Skinny Jeans
Edit

Storyline

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

Taglines:

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:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 March 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nieuchwytni  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Miller: You've got to constantly push past what you think you can do or you stay stuck.
See more »

Connections

References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Angry Elephants
Written by Antonius Holkenborg
Performed by Junkie XL
Courtesy of DMS.FM
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Two Young Stars are Much Better than the Movie
22 February 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

The two young stars, Canadian beauty Marie Avgeropoulos and Taylor Lautner, are both considerably better than the material.

Which is a back-handed compliment since the material is pretty terrible.

What you have here is a targeted-to-young-audience "street drama" with pretensions of being an action thriller because of the backdrop of Free-Jumping. In fact the closest antecedents would be the "crime dramas" of the 1940s. Sort of.

That is a lot of ambition here and very little in the way of delivery.

There are problems galore. The script is all over the place. Sometimes it thinks it is a rom-com. Sometimes it thinks it is a Van Damme knockoff. And sometimes it thinks it is West Side Story.

The free-jumping scenes are over-directed. What that means is that while the film tries to maintain a "street cred" sort of realism, the action scenes are so well choreographed you might think you were watching a music video. This creates dissonance, which does not help the viewer experience.

And the action climax, the last 10 minutes which is where most films get to shine, is actually weaker than the first 10 minutes, where the romance starts. Which is hardly a great recommendation.

Bottom line: the two stars deserve better. Much better.


27 of 40 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?