Imagine the "Fast & Furious" movies minus the wheels and you more or less have "Tracers," an action-crime thriller that swaps souped-up cars for some hardcore parkour with moderately engaging results.
In serious debt, Lautner's character joins the athletic posse on high-stakes heists that grow more dangerous with each fresh assignment.
The role is a solid, post-"Twilight Saga" fit for the likable Lautner, who impressively does much of his own stunt work. Spanish director Daniel Benmayor has a firm grip on those energetically choreographed, high-adrenaline sequences.
Although there's something rather liberating about watching people ping-pong their way around Gotham's human gridlock, the film is constantly tripped up by a talky script that hits hard on parkour as a metaphor for overcoming obstacles.
As long as it shuts up and keeps moving, "Tracers" makes for a sufficiently diverting, not to mention zero-emission, vehicle.
MPAA rating: PG-13 for intense violence, perilous action, sexual content, language.