Ambulance starts as a bank heist. But it suddenly turns into a cliché between the Fast franchise and what could have easily avoided using pins on an asphalt road.
Why?! That’s the big question here. Why would anyone greenlight such a big waste of money, and time. Is it because we have a big-name director like Michael Bay attached to the project? Or is it because we have a sarcastic Jake Gyllenhaal playing another recycled character?
Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed this cheap movie, and it wasn’t thanks to its two main stars. The movie achieves the “watchable” level when Eiza González appears on screen. González held her ground, and the scenes were better than any other actor in this movie.
Despite many attempts to liven it up with large doses of spectacle, the movie and its plot just can’t compensate for a story on a fast track to nowhere, resulting in a rather forgettable action extravaganza. Lorne Balfe’s music does what it can to salvage the scenes film but at the end of the day, it comes down to an empty box of forgettable nothing.
Should you watch it?
Did we need this movie? No. Should you watch it? Only if you have nothing else on your watchlist. Is it bearable? Yes, thanks to Eiza González. If you’re looking for an action-packed movie that doesn’t rely on deep dialogue, complex characters, or even a story that makes sense, Ambulance delivers.