"Ambulance" is in theaters to fulfill your need for speed, but did it have to be this loud, long and ludicrous?
Miscast Jake Gyllenhaal zooms in for his closeup as a smiling bad guy with a psychotic streak
who hijacks an ambulance to make his escape after botching a Los Angeles bank robbery.
At the start of his career, Bay could orchestrate a decent comedy caper such as 1995's "Bad Boys" starring Martin Lawrence and a pre-slap Will Smith
But Bay's weakness for too-muchness kicked in hard with the "Transformers" franchise and hasn't quit since.
Gyllenhaal plays Danny Sharp, a career criminal about to hit a snag. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ("Candyman") costars as Will
Danny's adoptive Black brother and an Afghan war hero with no job. Danny needs $231,000 for cancer surgery for his wife
Danny makes Will an offer he can't refuse: A bank heist gig with a $32-million payday.
No wonder he signs on with Danny and his crew. If he didn't there would be no movie.
"Ambulance" takes place in a single day that whooshes by without for a second bothering to be compelling or credible.
Bay acquired an army of drones to shoot the action from every angle