'Ambulance' is packed with action and wide angles

By: Billy Joynt | April 7th, 2021

You better buckle up and get that popcorn ready. This movie is filled with explosions and wide camera shots that you may think you're flying around while watching this one.


Will Sharp, desperate for money to cover his wife’s medical bills, asks for help from the one person he knows he shouldn’t—his adoptive brother Danny. A charismatic career criminal, Danny instead offers him a score: the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history: $32 million. With his wife’s survival on the line, Will can’t say no. But when their getaway goes spectacularly wrong, the desperate brothers hijack an ambulance with a wounded cop clinging to life and ace EMT Cam Thompson onboard. In a high-speed pursuit that never stops, Will and Danny must evade a massive, city-wide law enforcement response, keep their hostages alive, and somehow try not to kill each other, all while executing the most insane escape L.A. has ever seen.


We all know how Michael Bay works by now. He gets a drone and flies up and down, making you go everywhere he wants you to go. He has those close ups, and those wide angles, at the same time. He just knows how to make explosions look so massive, you can't even believe it's happening.

I will say don't walk into this movie thinking there's going to be some huge plot or drama. While there is some drama, this one is the type of film you watch with a bunch of friends on a Friday night, while getting the most butter for your popcorn and just not thinking. That's the key, don't think too much and you will love this film.


Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Jake Gyllenhaal have great chemistry together. They seem like real brothers who argue all the time over the littlest things. It makes this film funnier than it should be. Don't go in thinking it's all action. The one liners here make this film funny and enjoyable, in between all the shooting and action going on.

You just maybe disappointed in the ending. Without spoiling anything, it kind of just drops off, and there's no reason why. While the film itself is far too long for an explosion film, they could have spent five minutes wrapping a nice bow on this film.

Just make sure you watch this with all the popcorn you can get, and drown that baby in lots of butter.

'Ambulance' is in theaters on April 8th, 2022.

Rating: 4 out of 5


Billy Billy Joynt (Editor) - Billy has seen many movies over the years. He enjoys comedies and anything action, including the summer blockbuster movies. You can follow Billy on Twitter here.
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