Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner gets to show off his athletic abilities in Tracers, a nippy B-movie thriller about a debt-strapped New York bike messenger who is drawn into the shady activities of a parkour gang.

Perilously in hock to the Chinese Mafia, he’s only too keen to join them as they put their running, jumping skills to criminal use, but his attraction to the lithe Nikki (Marie Avgeropoulos) sets him on a collision course with the band’s enigmatic leader (Adam Rayner).

The plot is strictly routine, and so is the script, but the scenes in which the gang members dash and leap, tumble and spring across the city’s rooftops give the film a giddy rush of adrenaline.

Certificate 12. Runtime 90 mins. Director Daniel Benmayor

Tracers is showing today on Sky Premiere and is available on DVD & Blu-ray from Entertainment One UK.