AMBULANCE MOVIE REVIEW
Will (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is willing to do about anything to save his wife by getting the money so she can have an operation to save his life. And that includes lying to her about reconnecting with his ne’er do well brother Danny (Jake Gyllenhaal). Danny’s got a plan to rob a bank and when Will shows up to ask him for a loan, he puts to him, hey…it’s be part of the crew on this job that’s happening literally right now, or I can’t help you. So Will goes along with it, but almost immediately everything goes completely tits up, the cops are chasing them, and the two of them are on the run in a stolen ambulance along with an EMT (Eiza González) and a cop they seriously wounded during the job (Jackson White). The only thing keeping the cops from blowing them the hell up is that they know they’ve got the wounded cop, and THEY know that despite driving all over LA in a high-speed chase, they’ve got to keep the cop from dying. This is Michael Bay taking an 80 minute Danish thriller and stretching it out to 136 minutes. Chris, Marco, and Alan fully admit there’s a lot more to like here than in a lot of the other recent Bay efforts, but that praise is pretty limited.
DIRECTED BY: Michael Bay
STARRING: Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza González, Garret Dillahunt, Keir O’Donnell, Jackson White, Olivia Stambouliah, Moses Ingram, Colin Woodell, Cedric Sanders, A Martinez, Jesse Garcia, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Wale Folarin, Devan Chandler Long, Randazzo Marc, Victor Gojcaj, Briella Guiza, Brendan Miller
Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas in 1992 where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this community of critics. While Brian eventually followed his heart to a new family, Chris continues on with a cast of colorful folks from all over the country (and a few others). You can also check out Chris in his videocast, along with Martin Thomas and Danni Danger, that One Of Us does with our friends at Bell of Lost Souls: Crossover Event. He also regularly guests on the video game website Rage Select. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.
Alan Galinsky (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Deliberations of Doom)
Born and raised in Texas, Alan Galinsky is a lifetime movie fan. As a youth, he would rent multiple movies every weekend and go to the theater for the latest releases, and that pace has remained steady. When Alan isn’t watching movies, you can find him talking about movies. When he’s not talking about movies, you can find him playing music in the band Delicate Boys.
Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)
By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.
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