Broken Vessels
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Scott Ziehl made his directorial debut with this high-energy ambulance ride with a pair of paramedics careening through the Los Angeles night, with Antonio Calvache's camerawork capturing the social drama in a documentary-style depiction. In the vein of Leaving Las Vegas, the film was the top 1998 winner (best feature) at the fourth Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. Pennsylvanian Tom (Jason London) arrives in L.A., encounters his eccentric neighbor Susy (Susan Traylor), and gets work with an ambulance company. Tom is initially impressed by his cool, hard-driving partner, veteran… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Competently made but it tells the same old story of drug addiction that Trainspotting (1996) told much better."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Makes a quieter but deeper impression than Bringing Out the Dead."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"weighted down by conventional morality and predictable storytelling"
‑ Tom Block,
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