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By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Appealing stars can't save violent parkour thriller.

Movie PG-13 2015 94 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 17+

Great movie!

Movie is great, cause you get the sense of the view of what really is out there in life not only that but you also get to see just as what the actors do to play the parts of their role in the movie.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 15+

Lots of swearing and sex scene

I sat down with my boys to watch this film. I knew it wasn't going to be a Disney cartoon, but I really felt that the rating was wrong when it came to this film. There was a lot of swearing, some violence and 1 inappropriate sex scene, which the boys actually decided to leave the room for and I fast forwarded the film. They enjoyed the parkour in the film but they agreed that they shouldn't have wat he'd the film. It was also hard to follow for a child under 15.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (5 ):

There's not a whole lot to recommend this movie, though the frenetically paced parkour sequences are genuinely intriguing. While his former Twilight co-stars went on to specialize in independent films and award-nominated dramas, Lautner attempted to establish himself as an action star -- but so far none of the movies he's been in has been good enough for him to stay a Hollywood "it" boy ... including Tracers. The love story is pretty weak and predictable, and some of the other players were obviously hired for their parkour skills, not their acting ability.

Avgeropoulos is a standout here, just like she is on The 100. She's capable of seeming both fearless and sensitive, an interesting blend of Michelle Rodriguez' fierceness and Shailene Woodley's vulnerability. She, even more obviously than Lautner, seems destined for stardom in the world of action-adventure movies -- a genre that definitely needs more actresses who can handle stunts, fights, and romance. ButTracers isn't the best showcase of her -- or anyone's -- skills; by the third act, audiences won't care how Cam and Nikki are going to survive or what's going to happen to pretty much anyone.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: March 20, 2015
  • On DVD or streaming: May 12, 2015
  • Cast: Taylor Lautner , Adam Rayner , Marie Avgeropoulos
  • Director: Daniel Benmayor
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Run time: 94 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: on appeal for some intense violence, perilous action, sexual content and language
  • Last updated: June 19, 2023

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