Ambulance

critic Reviews

, 69% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • At top speed and with sirens wailing, Ambulance comes riding to the rescue for audiences facing an emergency shortage of Michael Bay action thrills.
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    Todd GilchristAV Club
    The Ambulance almost immediately exceeds its intended scale, turning what should be a lean and mean retrograde high-concept hostage situation into a sprawling, geographically incomprehensible tour of one of the most gridlocked cities in the United States.
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    Jason BaileyThe Playlist
    Bay still knows how to shoot movie stars like movie stars... Gyllenhaal looks hot, makes a convincing crook, and is clearly having a great time&#59; in the early, rougher passages, his verve and manic energy almost single-handedly keeps the picture afloat.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It is so dumb and I am so ashamed of myself for enjoying it as much as I did.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    The least unfavourite Michael Bay film.
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    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    Ambulance is here to remind you of the head-spinning delights of watching a genuine cinematic madman at work.
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    David SimsThe Atlantic
    If you’re buying a ticket hoping for a honed piece of cinema, you may be disappointed. Ambulance is instead a strong entry in Bay’s maximalist canon, his best assault on the senses since his underrated 2013 comic thriller, Pain & Gain.
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    Armond WhiteNational Review
    Never mundane, [Michael Bay] expands on the lamest of all action genres, the bank heist, to find the form’s sensual, kinetic potential. Everyday dazzle.
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    Peter CanaveseCelluloid Dreams
    A bonkers, self-reverential, albeit tolerable Michael Bay movie accompanied by his characteristic high octane, macho, hyperbolic sledgehammer style.
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    Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    The infinite monkey theorem is far more limiting on solely the film front, as it posits that a monkey screeching orders from the director's chair will almost certainly create a Michael Bay movie (like this one) at some point in time.
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    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    When Bayhem sparkles like it mostly does in Ambulance, it's its own kind of thrilling experience.
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