Ambulance Movie Review with spoilers ahead. The Ambulance movie by Michael Bay has garnered countless reviews across the world. Bay has directed possibly, the most michael bay film of all time. The movie borrows a little from the likes of Speed and the Grand Theft auto games with frenzied editing that makes scenes swifter than a get away ambulance.
Micheal Bay’s Narrative For Ambulance Movie
There’s nothing subtle or understated here as Ambulance is a bold movie from a director renowned for he’s over the top antics and they did not disappoint here.
Jake Gyllenhaal played Danny Sharp and Yahya Abdul-mateen II played Will Sharp, who are crooks pulling one last big bank job. While, danny is keen to follow in his criminal father’s footsteps.
Will is a more of a reluctant bank robber who is then dragged into the world of bank heist. Will is kicking and screaming to his brother but eventually agrees due to trying to provide for his wife Amy Sharp played by Moses Ingram.
Bank Robbery Plan
The plan at some point goes sideways very quickly leaving danny and will hot footing on the run with bags full of cash and assault rifles at the ready if only they could find a way out into the ambulance homes.
Eiza Gonzalez plays Cam thompson who happen to be dragged into the ambulance journey whilst also trying to be a veteran healthcare worker by saving lives along the way. For the most part She portray the character rather well.
Yahya and Jake At Their Best
Most of parts in the movie had impressive performances from all main cast and of course the real star of the show is joanna who spends one hundred thirty six minutes chewing the scenery so hard he’ll need a new set of dentures by the end of the film.
Abdul-mateen brings a more measured performance as the humble US veteran who just happens to be related to a serial bank robber. Although he’s under utilized at first but really comes into his own by the third act. Building a solid report with Gyllenhaal that eventually burst out of the screen.
Nurse Saves Life in Ambulance
Eiza had plenty of opportunity to shine too. Although the high speed highjinks of a bank robbery gone wrong provide most of the action. It’s punctuated by excruciating medical scenes which see Cam played by Eiza go beyond the call of duty.
Positioning her as the trustworthy face of a brutal healthcare system shows the humanity and sacrifice of the noble emergency department. Highlighting the bravery of the ordinary nurse or hospital order.
That being, said it’s not particularly realistic and Eiza isn’t really complex neither are danny and will, but there’s joy to be found in the simple plot. Executed amid a hail of gunfire in the back of the speeding ambulance with based signature explosions wreaking havoc around them.
Ambulance Equals Action
It’s an audacious film in more ways than one. Only bay can get away with directly referencing his own movies throughout the film’s already fun/cheesy dialogue as one fan twitted. 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. It’s not particularly clever or original. But it’s perfect popcorn fodder with a healthy dose of explosions, chase scenes and that signature fast cutting frenzied style that made bay a household name.
Final Dose From The Ambulance
Don’t expect too much, an ambulance will give you a healthy shot of adrenaline long before you risk flatlining. Ambulance is a big, loud, action flick that stomps it’s way through downtown los angeles and leaves you wondering what the hell you just witnessed.
It’s dog day afternoon meet 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 gyllenhaal performance who clearly has a blast with is over the top seen chewing.
While Yahya abdul-mateen the second adds a touch of heart to it all. Ambulance is crazy fun movie to watch, with a plot that often makes no sense, but doesn’t really have to, unless you’re michael bay.
Where to watch Ambulance
Ambulance movie is on streaming platforms like AMazon Prime and other streaming partners