Tracers (film)

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Tracers
Tracers MoviePoster.jpg
Official poster
Directed by Daniel Benmayor
Produced by
  • D. Scott Lumpkin
  • Sebastian Mikołajczak
  • Marty Bowen
  • Wyck Godfrey
Written by
  • Kevin Lund
  • Leslie Bohem
  • Matt Johnson
  • Matthew Johnson
  • T.J. Scott
Starring Taylor Lautner
Music by Lucas Vidal
Cinematography Nelson Cragg
Edited by Peter Amundson
Production
company
Distributed by Saban Films
Release date
  • January 15, 2015 (2015-01-15) (Denmark)
  • March 20, 2015 (2015-03-20) (United States)
Running time
94 minutes[1][2][3]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $11 million
Box office
  • $593,683 (Theatrical Performance)[4]
  • $1,269,632 (Home Market Performance)[4]
  • $1,863,315 (total)

Tracers is a 2015 American action film directed by Daniel Benmayor and co-written by Kevin Lund, Leslie Bohem, Matt Johnson, Matthew Johnson and T.J. Scott. The film stars Taylor Lautner, Marie Avgeropoulos, Adam Rayner and Rafi Gavron. The film was released on March 20, 2015.

Plot[edit]

Cam (Taylor Lautner) is a bike messenger in New York City struggling to make ends meet. He rents from a woman, Angie, and her young son. He is accosted by thugs who warn that he has missed two payments on a $15,000 loan. After he crashes his bike when a stranger named Nikki (Marie Avgeropoulos) lands on him, he becomes intent on finding her. Intrigued by the leaps, bounds and physical prowess of parkour (or "tracing") demonstrated by her and her friends, Cam begins practicing and training. After a particularly daring stunt proves his abilities, Cam is introduced to her crew, a team that uses parkour to pull off heists.

Gang enforcers take Cam's only remaining family possession. They threaten Angie and her son, and she tells him he can no longer live there. Broke, homeless and desperate to clear his deepening debt to the violent Chinese Mafia, Cam joins the parkour group.

Acting on his attraction to Nikki, he kisses her but she quickly runs off. Later, she comes to him. They have sex on the wall and later move to the roof where he's staying. Cam learns that Nikki is involved with Miller, the cruel mastermind behind the group's activities, and to whom she owes a debt for him rescuing her brother. Cam reveals that he took the $15,000 loan in attempt to help his mother, who has since died. Vowing to pay off his debt once and for all and get Nikki away from an impossible situation, Cam joins the group for one last dangerous job. During a robbery gone wrong, one of their own is shot and killed. Cam is arrested but saved by Miller because he is a DEA agent. He tries to convince Cam to remain in the group. To save Nikki, Cam, Dylan and Miller do one last heist at a safe house to steal diamonds. Cam eventually flees and Miller chases after him until they end up in Chinese gang territory where Miller is not allowed. After Miller is forced to leave, Cam gives the Chinese gang the diamonds, gets his car back and takes off with Nikki.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The shooting of the film began on June 18, 2013,[5] and wrapped on August 1, 2013, with filming locations including Central Park,[5][6] Riverside Park,[5][6] and Long Island City.[6]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

On film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, critics gave Tracers a rating of 27%, based on 26 reviews, with a weighted average score of 4.5/10.[7] On Metacritic, the film has a normalized score of 45 out of 100, based on 13 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[8] Called "fun to watch" for the action sequences and energetic use of young actors trained in parkour, the plot was generally regarded as "B-Movie".[3][9]

Accolades[edit]

Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref(s)
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Action Nominated [10]
Choice Movie Actor: Action Taylor Lautner Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tracers at AllMovie. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
  2. ^ Tracers at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Debruge, Peter (February 25, 2015). "Film Review: Tracers". Variety. Retrieved June 27, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Tracers (2015)". The Numbers. Nash Information Services, LLC. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c "'Tracers', starring Taylor Lautner, begins filming in NYC tomorrow". On Location Vacations. June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "Taylor Lautner's first day filming 'Tracers' in NYC". On Location Vacations. June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Tracers (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Tracers Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 27, 2016. 
  9. ^ Stewart, Sara (March 18, 2015). "Taylor Lautner jumps back into action". The New York Post. Retrieved June 27, 2016. 
  10. ^ "WINNERS OF TEEN CHOICE 2015 ANNOUNCED". Teen Choice Awards. FOX. August 16, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 

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