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Tracers (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 20 March 2015 (USA)
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Wanted by the Chinese mafia, a New York City bike messenger escapes into the world of parkour after meeting a beautiful stranger.

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... Cam
... Nikki
... Miller
... Dylan
... Tate
Josh Yadon ... Jax
... Jerry (as Johnny Wu)
... Hu
... Angie
Christian Steel ... Joey (as Christian Steele)
... Chen
... Lonnie
Sean Rahill ... Messenger #1
... Messenger #2
... Skinny Jeans
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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

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


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

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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"Traceur", English translation 'tracer', is the French name for a practitioner of parkour. See more »

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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 »

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[last lines]
Cam: Where to?
Nikki: Let's just drive.
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References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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Written by Scott Reinwald
Performed by Amphibious Zoo
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Production Music
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The Two Young Stars are Much Better than the Movie
22 February 2015 | by 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.


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