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Ambulance (2022)

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.
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Semoy Booker
June 5, 2022
4 / 5
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4.5 / 5
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Why 'Ambulance' is the Best Blockbuster to See this Year

To my astonishment, not enough people are talking about the best blockbuster I’ve seen this year, Ambulance (2022). I was skeptical about the film’s plot; it felt more like Die Hard (1988) meets John Q (2002) at first, but the film took me by surprise when the real action started rolling in. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko) and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Matrix Resurrections), Ambulance is a film not only about a bank heist gone wrong, but also about brotherhood. Will (Abdul-Mateen II) struggles to pay for his wife’s experimental surgery and goes to his brother, Danny (Gyllenhaal) for a loan. The twist is that their father was notorious for robbing banks and Danny has decided to take on the family business… you can see where this is going. Next, Danny convinces Will to help him with the bank heist along with other cooperators, so he can afford to pay for his wife’s operation. But, as Robert Burns once said, “The best-laid schemes of mice and men often go askew” as in, the bank robbery could have gone according to plan; if a cop didn’t stop by the bank to ask one of the tellers out on a date. Blood spews, after the bank heist falls apart, as the robbers and cops are firing at one another. This is when the film becomes more interesting. We see an insane amount of tracking shots of the action, such as one of the men being run over by the getaway truck. It’s safe to say that Ambulance starts off slow, but quickly picks up the pace when we move from a bank heist to a police car chase plot, or in this case, an ambulance chase.  I have to say, Ambulance may feel like a typical heist-thriller but, it’s well-diverse compared to other action films. Yes, there are lots of action films with an all-colored cast, and clearly, Ambulance isn’t 100% diverse, but it’s diverse enough for the film to be taken seriously. We have Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as one of our lead protagonists (and no, he is not villainized in the film, we see him as a sympathetic character), Eiza González who plays the EMT Cam Thompson (she’s Mexican, by the way), Wale Folarin as Castro (he’s Nigerian-American and does not get killed), Keir O’Donnell as FBI agent Anson Clark who’s in a gay relationship, and we have A Martinez as Papi (Martinez is half Mexican and Native American). It’s also important to note, that while the film is plot-driven by having us in awe with the
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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.

Rating:R
Genre:Action, Thriller, Crime
Directed By:Michael Bay
Written By:Laurits Munch-Petersen, Chris Fedak, Lars Andreas Pedersen
In Theaters:4/8/2022
Box Office:$51,783,040
Runtime:136 minutes
Studio:Universal Pictures, Bay Films, Endeavor Content, New Republic Pictures, Project X Entertainment

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