Ambulance” is a remake of the 2005 Danish film “Ambulancen,” with a few key differences.

Both are about brothers who turn to bank robbery to pay for a relative’s medical bills. 

In both films, the ensuing heist goes horribly wrong, forcing the duo to hijack an ambulance as a combination getaway

The film opens on an emotionally manipulative register, panning over medical bills and pill bottles bathed in the same golden light

Amy’s cancer diagnosis has pushed the couple’s finances to their limit. 

And so Will reluctantly reconnects with his flashy, glib brother, with the intent of borrowing money to pay for Amy’s upcoming surgery.

In short, “Ambulance” is all peak and no valley, a breathless roller coaster ride that’s made all the more discombobulating by Bay’s hyper-kinetic shooting style.