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Ambulance - Review

We Don't Get to Walk Off Into the Sunset. 3.5 / 5

Directed by Michael Bay.

Decorated veteran Will Sharp, desperate for money to cover his wife's medical bills, asks for help from his adoptive brother Danny. A charismatic career criminal, Danny instead offers him a score: the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history: $32 million.

A two-hour adrenaline spike courtesy of Michael Bay, Ambulance is a much-needed dose of extreme escapism as you find yourself in the middle of a 5-star GTA chase.

Keeping a finger on the pulse for the full runtime, the tension is kept high and the issues keep piling onto our characters as they speed through the streets and highways of Los Angeles.

You can always rely on Bay for organised chaos and explosions but he manages to keep the chase feeling fresh, finding new ways to shoot the action - the FPV drone shots throughout stand out, which is fortunate as it may only work for a film on this level of insanity.

Jake Gyllenhaal gives a beautifully deranged performance orchestrating the madness with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eiza González in the supporting cast doing everything in their power to keep up.

I'm still undecided if Ambulance will have the lasting factor on repeat watching away from the big screen but I cannot deny that I had a blast immersing in this absurd world of Bayhem.

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