Review: Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’ Serves as an Unintentional Love Letter to Los Angeles

The film revolves around an unlikely pair of brothers thrown together by the foster system. Will Sharp (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is fresh from the military and trying to find stability and financial security for his new son and ailing wife. Danny Sharp (Jake Gyllenhaal) stayed home and picked up the family business of robbing banks and vandalism.

Michael Bay’s Ambulance is a thrill per minute! Too bad there are 135 of them. Excepting about 15 minutes of setup, the action gets going and never stops until about 20 minutes before the end. That’s when there’s a ton of slow motion. While this hectic action can be maintained in a 90-minute property, 2 hours and 15 minutes is a lot of adrenaline to spend. 

Will joined the army to escape the life of crime while Danny briefly embraced it. He’s ready to leave life now… right after one more score. It’s a big one — $32 Million big — and he’s got everything he has tied up. Which includes his brother Will. From the first moment of the film, Will believes he’s less than innocently going to ask his brother for a loan.

Find the rest of the review at Black Girl Nerds, originally published on April 7, 2022.

Ambulance premiered in theaters on April 8, 2022.

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