Synopsis: Down on his luck Cam (Tayor Lautner – Abduction, ‘Cuckoo’) is barely scraping by. Drowning in debt and living out of a garage, he is desperately looking for an out. Cam’s prayers are seemingly answered when he meets the beautiful and mysterious Nikki (Marie Avgeropoulos – ‘The 100’). She introduces him to an underground world which offers high-risk excitement and quick money. Cam loves the glamour and easy money, but when the gang take on a new target, what was once a game soon becomes a case of life and death.
Review: Technically not a SciFi film. This fantasy crime drama has its fair share of thrills. Specifically the many scenes in which we see Lautner and the gang doing Free Running in haste to make a quick retreat from the scene of their crimes.
Fans of science fiction television may get a kick out of seeing Marie Avgeropoulos in a more urban style role to that, which she plays in ‘The 100’ and its a role in which she is very believable in to boot.
As far as story this film doesn’t really have anything special to offer, but it will likely appeal to the young teenage audience with its fresh faced youthful cast and if nothing else Taylor Lautner is fairly likable in his role.
Kudos though has to go to Adam Rayner for his fairly strong performance as the gangs leader Miller, who turns out to be a little to good to be true. If anything he’s a modern fagan with access to the police department. His scennes with Marie Averopoulos play out as rather disturbing and have you hoping that he gets his just deserts.
The films stunts though are where its at. The many scenes involving Parkour (Free Running) are absolutely breath taking. And it is telling that the stunts were created by the same team that did such great work on Skyfall.
Although I wasn’t quite on the edge of my seat. My jaw was actually on the floor at much of the stunt work featured.
In conclusion at 90 minutes. This is a rather satisfying thrill ride from director Daniel Benmayor, which could have some potential to be a future cult favorite.
EXTRAS – Art Of Motion: The Making Of Tracers
– Directors Pitch Reel
- Great action and fairly confident acting
- Not the most original story