ABC Film Challenge – Action – T – Tracers Movie Review
Director: Daniel Benmayor (Xtreme)
Writer: Matt Johnson (Screenplay)
Writer: T.J. Scott, Kevin Lund, Matt Johnson (Story)
- Taylor Lautner (Twilight)
- Marie Avgeropoulos (Jiu Jitsu)
- Adam Rayner (Superman & Lois)
- Rafi Gavron (A Star is Born)
- Luciano Acuna Jr.
- Josh Yadon
Plot: Wanted by the Chinese mafia, a New York City bike messenger escapes into the world of parkour after meeting a beautiful stranger.
Runtime: 1 Hour 34 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Tracers starts as in debt bike messenger Cam (Lautner) finds himself struggling to pay off the Chinese Mafia. As a result of his problems, Cam meets Nikki (Avgeropoulos) a parkour expert. He is drawn into this world by Nikki and others, Dylan (Gavron), Tate (Acuna Jr), and Jax (Yadon).
Cam meets their boss Miller (Rayner) who has been running parkour operations around the city. He embraces this world by giving Cam a chance to pay off the debts he owes.
Verdict on Tracers
Tracers is an action crime thriller taking us into the parkour lifestyle. Following a young man drawn into the extreme hobby, using his new skills to help clear his debts. This leads to him getting into more trouble, going against the purer side of his nature.
Parkour is an extreme hobby that works well to highlight how much of a thrill it can be. This gives us an excellent series of chases or training exercises done by the characters. The similarities with ‘Premium Rush’ can be seen in the style of shooting in this movie.
Taylor Lautner does well in the leading role, bringing the nice guy caught up in the wrong world. The supporting cast brings the energy needed for the parkour side of the film.
Where to Watch: Tracers is available to rent on Microsoft, Amazon and Apple TV.
Final Thoughts –Tracers is a fun parkour movie, with plenty of action.