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The movie is ‘literally unhinged’

Jake Gyllenhaal’s Netflix blockbuster sets pulses racing with ‘masterclass’ high-speed action-Danni Scott-Entertainment – Metro

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Ambulance (Picture: Universal/Everett/REX/Shutterstock)

Netflix viewers have been raving over a blockbuster starring Hollywood heavy hitter Jake Gyllenhaal which has just hit the streaming service.

The Bubble Boy actor stars in Ambulance, 2022’s action-packed heist film directed by Michael Bay, the mind behind the Transformers franchise.

Jake, 43, plays Danny Sharp a charismatic career criminal, who is contacted by his brother for help covering medical bills but ends up roped into a bank heist to the tune of $32 million.

Making up the rest of the cast is Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Danny’s adopted brother, Eiza González as a paramedic and police officer Jackson White.

Fans have been loving the Road House actor in Ambulance, which originally received mixed reviews, calling it an ‘acting masterclass’.

‘Ambulance was a very good watch…. Gyllenhaal & Abdul-Mateen are a very good combo💯,’ wrote Maha on X.

Jake stars alongside Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in the film (Picture: Andrew Cooper/Universal Pictures)

The film is gaining popularity online after arriving on Netflix (Picture: Universal/Everett/REX/Shutterstock)

It almost didn’t make it past pre-production (Picture: Universal/Everett/REX/Shutterstock)

‘This movie is easily Bay’s finest work as a director. The cinematography is astonishing, Gyllenhaal played a decent sociopath and there’s a lot to like here,’ shared user DaybreakReborn.

Alex Coleman gushed: ‘Jake Gyllenhaal in Ambulance… an acting masterclass.’

‘Literally unhinged, they gave Jake Gyllenhaal a gun and said just do whatever while we blow up cars and it worked LMAO,’ added user YouGottaLetItGo.

Bay previously slammed the film in an interview with Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont and said: ‘It looks very dangerous – it could be very dangerous if you don’t know what the hell you’re doing. Most of it is real stunts. There’s very few blue screen shots on the movie.

‘There’s not a lot of CGI. Some of the CGI is s**t in this movie. There’s a couple shots that I wasn’t happy with, okay? Alright.’

The film was stuck in production hell from 2015, with the Marvel actor not even seeing the script until 2020 and Michael originally passing on the directing gig.

Ambulance, which is actually a remake of a 2005 Danish film of the same name, only came together when the pandemic slowed Hollywood down.

Producers had their eyes on the Armageddon director from the start but it wasn’t until lockdown that he decided to take on a smaller ‘claustrophic’ film.

Yahya, 37, was also not originally on board with Dylan O’Brien in place for Will, Danny’s brother.

The director Michael Bay previously slammed the film (Picture: Universal/Everett/REX/Shutterstock)

Ambulance had been stuck in production hell (Picture: Universal/Everett/REX/Shutterstock)

Scheduling conflicts meant he dropped out – going on to star as the male lead in Jake’s ex Taylor Swift’s short film All Too Well – and Yahya took over the key role.

Discussing the movie with ScreenRant, Jake shared: ‘Michael Bay has a real penchant for rolling the camera and just throwing lines at you, and then you throwing them back. So, he would say something and it’s almost like he’s sort of dishing things out.

‘He’ll say something and you go, “I’m not saying that. What about this?” “Fine. I’ll say it.” And I’ll say it. And then, “What about this?” And then say it.

‘Then you work off him and you give him some things, and he says, “I love that.” It’s a pretty open, free-flowing kind of really wacky process.’

Ambulance is available to stream now on Netflix.

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