Film Reviews

Ambulance (2022)

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Michael Bay is back and he’s here to Americanize a 2005 Danish film of the same name, in true Hollywood Action fashion.

Sure, Ambulance is a return to the straightforward heist turned getaway action thriller but its got this impenetrable cinematic bulletproof vest on, and its ready to ruthlessly fuck some shit up. 

It has a damn good cast–REAL not pretend brothers from different mothers Jake Gyllenhaal & Yahya Adbul-Mateen II desperately fleeing the scene of their bank heist gone wrong in an ambulance that just happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time as is the case for one of the EMTs turned hostage Eiza Gonzalez and a badly wounded cop, closely tailing their every move is practically the entire LAPD, an organization that appears hilariously incompetent yet equally as confident during the entire pursuit. Add in a mutually acquainted LA gang and that’s all the human aspects needed to flesh out a Michael Bay action picture.  

The cutting edge camerawork is refreshingly restless both on the ground and in the air and its quite literally non stop. As the ambulance speeds through the city with the law enforcement swarming from every possible direction, Drones sway throughout the skies of the greater Los Angeles area so freely, showing off plenty of city vistas and then the hard hitting up in your face groundwork is just as animated and even more personal.

If you’ve been complaining that the genre has been in a Michael Bay-less action blockbuster slump for far too long, then look no further.

Bank robbing, stretched out getaway car chases, countless amounts of flying lead, explosions, just the right amount of humanity good and bad from just a few of the industries biggest names, some top tier camerawork, a rare, ear pleasing soundtrack, it’s all loudly and proudly here and together, it’s enough to more than enough to make Ambulance feel like an indestructible piece of action cinema.

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