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PanamaTrickster Reviews: Ambulance (2022)

See movie reviews (with no spoilers) of the latest films from PanamaTrickster, an aspiring movie critic.


Yup. This is a Michael Bay film. It doesn’t exactly start out subtle, but if you didn’t know Michael Bay directed this, give it thirty minutes and you’ll be convinced. This is the work of an extremely talented director who is confident and comfortable in his craft. The movie is shot absolutely beautifully, giving off the aura of CSI Miami with the lighting techniques and heart pounding drone-like camera angles and shots.

The score Lorne Balfe composed for the movie sets the perfect tone for the action-packed thrill ride, and contributes to the tension beautifully. While the technique of these seasoned juggernauts in direction and composition are practically flawless, there are some major issues with the film’s continuity. If action and suspense are all you are after watching this movie, then you might not be disappointed. However, if you are seeking a coherent and believable story, you might have a few issues with the logic involved in some of the decision making from the characters in the film, Chris Fedak’s writing, and Michael Bay’s decisions to exclude vital parts of the story.

Jake Gyllenhall and Yahya Abdul-Mateen work extremely well together and play off each other like they’ve know each other their entire lives, despite the tension between them. That being said, it is in your best interest to suspend your disbelief for the duration of this movie to enjoy it to its fullest potential.


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