It borrows a lot from the likes of speed and the grand theft auto games with frenzied editing that makes seams whiz by faster than a getaway ambulance, theres, nothing subtle or understated. Here, ambulance is a bold movie from a director renowned for his over the top antics and boy bay. Does not disappoint here? Officers down in front of the bank automatic weapons being fired, Music, jake, gyllenhaal and yahya abdul mateen ii play danny and will who are crooks pulling one last big bank job the one to top them all? But while danny is keen to follow in his criminal fathers footsteps will is a more reluctant bank robber dragged kicking and screaming into his brothers scheme. The heist scenes are a bit rough around the edges, but thats kind of the point. It all goes sideways very quickly. Leaving danny in will hot footing it out of there with bags, stuffed full of cash and assault rifles at the ready, if only they could find a way out enter the ambulance home to notorious emt cam thompson played by isaac, gonzalez shes, essentially a caricature of a Grizzled veteran healthcare worker, but gonzalez manages to wrestle with the stereotype to pull out an impressive performance. Of course, the real star of the show is gyllenhaal, who spends 136 minutes chewing the scenery so hard hell need a new set of dentures by the end of it. I am giving you the world, expect crazed monologues, hyped up, displays of aggression and bucket loads of those trademark.
Gyllenhaal crazed expressions, abdul mateen brings a more measured performance as the humble u.s veteran who just happens to be related to a serial bank robber. Although hes underutilized at first abdul mateen, really comes into his own by the third act, building a solid rapport with gyllenhaal that eventually bursts out of the screen. Cam gets plenty of opportunity to shine too. Although the high high speed hijinks of a bank robbery gone wrong, provide most of the action, its punctuated by excruciating medical scenes which see cam go beyond the call of duty positioning her as the trustworthy face of a brutal healthcare system shows us the humanity and sacrifice Of the noble emt highlighting the bravery of the ordinary nurse or hospital porter, that being said, its not particularly realistic and cam isnt really complex. Neither are danny and will but theres joy to be found in the simple plot executed amid a hail of gunfire in the back of a speeding ambulance with bays signature, explosions wreaking havoc around them, its an audacious film in more ways than one only bae can get Away with directly referencing his own movies throughout the films already cheesy dialogue, the tongue in cheek nature of a cop talking about bad boys, is more than a little reminiscent of hot fuzz. Ambulance is a high octane delight for anyone who loves the complete and utter mayhem of an over the top action thriller, its not particularly clever or original, but its perfect popcorn fodder, with a healthy dose of explosions chase scenes and that signature fast, cutting frenzied style that Made bay a household name, dont expect too much an ambulance will give you a healthy shot of adrenaline long before you risk flatlining lets go dave.
You are all gon na. Have the greatest story to tell at dinner tonight get out. Ambulance is a big, loud action. Flick that stomps its way through downtown los angeles and leaves you wondering what the hell you just witnessed its dog day afternoon meets speed with all the explosions and car chases. You should expect from a michael bay movie. Subtlety is off the table when it comes to jake gyllenhaals performance, who clearly has a blast with his over the top scene shooing, while yaya abdulmatine ii adds a touch of heart to it. All ambulance is crazy, dumb fun with a plot that often makes no sense whatsoever, but doesnt really have to not, if youre michael bay, for more reviews check out what we thought of the lost city and everything everywhere, all at once for everything else.