The Song of Sirens

Do not call 911: It’s just bombastic director Michael Bay’s new actioner, Ambulance.

Set in Los Angeles and starring Yahya Abdul Mateen II and Jake Gyllenhaal, the thriller (a remake of 2005’s Ambulancen by Laurits Munch-Petersen and Lars Andreas Pedersen) unfolds during a day in L.A., where three lives collide and change forever.

Emmy winner Mateen plays Will Sharp, a decorated veteran desperate for money to cover his wife’s medical bills, who, against his better angels, turns to his adoptive brother, Danny (Gyllenhaal), for a type o’ help. A charismatic career crook, Danny offers to bring Will in on a bank heist worth $32 million, the biggest in Los Angeles history, no less. So you know Will wills himself to say yes, and boom goes the dynamite.

The titular ride enters the picture, when their getaway car conks out on them and the sibs hijack an ambulance with a wounded cop and ace EMT Cam Thompson (Eiza González) onboard. In a high-speed pursuit that does not let up, Will and Danny must evade a massive, city-wide law enforcement response, keep their hostages alive, and somehow try not to kill each other, all while trying to pull off the most insane escape L.A. has ever seen.

Because Michael Bay.

Look for this Ambulance in theaters on Feb. 18. 

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