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TheDudeLebowski65
Super Reviewer
½ April 2, 2014
Cult horror film featuring Eric Roberts, The Ambulance is one of those gems that are sure to delight genre fans with its premise. This is pure midnight horror at its best, and it's a well constructed film that has a fun, engaging idea for those who are looking for a fun low budget horror B movie. The idea behind the film is interesting and the direction by awesome cult film director Larry Cohen is top notch and he directs a film that is a definite must watch for genre fans. Films like this are rare in the sense that they deserve to be rediscovered and use simple ideas to create a tense, horrifying story. The film may be cheesy, but that's what makes it worth seeing. The cast do a fine job in their roles, and it ends up being an engaging picture from start to finish. The film has a good blend of horror and action, and Cohen yet again delivers a film that is pure horror camp, and he always manages to make some of the finest cult horror films of the 80's, and with this, he has made a terrific early 90's film that continues his tradition of making memorable cult pictures. The concept is good, and it is sure to please horror fans looking for something different. I recommend this film to anyone that enjoys a well crafted B movie. This one is a standout affair with plenty of thrills and chills and I've seen my share of low budget horror films, and The Ambulance is an underrated forgotten gem that deserves to be rediscovered by genre fans. The film may have its flaws, but it's worth seeing if you're a fan.
May 24, 2010
1993, I would like to know if this film is available on dvd or vhs.???
Here is a short definition:

Cartoonist Eric Roberts stumbles onto what may be a weird abduction conspiracy when dream gal Janine Turner is whisked away by a mysterious ambulance and never shows up at any of the local hospitals.
½ May 24, 2010
This movie has it's moments, but overall it's pretty stupid. The cast is good however. It goes on a little too far as well. It's a middle of the road movie.
½ September 16, 2009
This movie has it's moments, but overall it's pretty stupid. The cast is good however. It goes on a little too far as well. It's a middle of the road movie.
June 2, 2009
I need to rewatch Bone, but I think I may have a new favorite Larry Cohen flick. This is just too damn good.

Eric Roberts plays professional Marvel comic book artist Joshua Baker, a cocky guy with a mullet made of gold. One day Josh decides to approach a strange woman on a crowded New York sidewalk. After being verbally harassed for about five minutes in Roberts's signature numb-tongue accent, the woman collapses, blaming her diabetes. All too quickly a 1960s style ambulance arrives and whisks her away, leaving Baker with just a first name and the hospital where she's headed, St. Francis. Bein the nice stalker that he is, Roberts shows up at the hospital with a bouquet of roses only to find out that his dream girl ain't there, nor is she at any other hospital in the city. So he sketches up a practically featureless drawing of her and starts roaming the streets until he just so happens to find the woman's roommate, also a diabetic. Within a day of meeting her, this woman, too, is abducted by the same ambulance. This sends Baker into a paranoid frenzy as he obsessively tries to tack down the villainous vehicle with the help a suicidal cop played by none other than James Earl Jones, and a curmudgeonly old journalist played by none other than the legendary Red Buttons. And so begins the mystery of the missing diabetics and one of the strangest plots youâre likely to see.

Practically every single line in this thing is gold and the delivery from everybody is spot on hilarious. Eric Roberts deserves a comeback and Cohen really should start directing his own material again.

"A vehicle of mercy that's really... a murder machine."

This is some seriously good stuff.
Super Reviewer
½ February 24, 2007
I only watched this because I thought it was about paramedics. Ugh. The only memorable part of this bizarre thriller was watching how James Earl Jones furiously chews his gum.
½ April 7, 2016
Eric Roberts' mullet chases a mysterious ambulance that kidnaps diabetics for underground doctors to do research on them to find a cure for the disease. Yes it actually is about that.
June 9, 2007
Eric Roberts at his finest!
TheDudeLebowski65
Super Reviewer
½ April 2, 2014
Cult horror film featuring Eric Roberts, The Ambulance is one of those gems that are sure to delight genre fans with its premise. This is pure midnight horror at its best, and it's a well constructed film that has a fun, engaging idea for those who are looking for a fun low budget horror B movie. The idea behind the film is interesting and the direction by awesome cult film director Larry Cohen is top notch and he directs a film that is a definite must watch for genre fans. Films like this are rare in the sense that they deserve to be rediscovered and use simple ideas to create a tense, horrifying story. The film may be cheesy, but that's what makes it worth seeing. The cast do a fine job in their roles, and it ends up being an engaging picture from start to finish. The film has a good blend of horror and action, and Cohen yet again delivers a film that is pure horror camp, and he always manages to make some of the finest cult horror films of the 80's, and with this, he has made a terrific early 90's film that continues his tradition of making memorable cult pictures. The concept is good, and it is sure to please horror fans looking for something different. I recommend this film to anyone that enjoys a well crafted B movie. This one is a standout affair with plenty of thrills and chills and I've seen my share of low budget horror films, and The Ambulance is an underrated forgotten gem that deserves to be rediscovered by genre fans. The film may have its flaws, but it's worth seeing if you're a fan.
½ October 23, 2012
The Ambulance is a wildly fun medical conspiracy thriller. Eric Roberts is charismatic and fun to watch as the kooky hero.
April 5, 2012
Fails to live up to its potential but still worthy of a look.
½ March 8, 2012
Strangely entertaining movie with Eric Roberts in the rare hero role. James Earl Jones is wasted though kind of.
½ May 6, 2011
Bizarre but entertaining B Movie fro Larry Cohen. Eric Roberts has one of the greatest mullets ever seen and it has a great musical score.
May 24, 2010
1993, I would like to know if this film is available on dvd or vhs.???
Here is a short definition:

Cartoonist Eric Roberts stumbles onto what may be a weird abduction conspiracy when dream gal Janine Turner is whisked away by a mysterious ambulance and never shows up at any of the local hospitals.
½ May 24, 2010
This movie has it's moments, but overall it's pretty stupid. The cast is good however. It goes on a little too far as well. It's a middle of the road movie.
February 21, 2010
This really is some fantastic stuff. Eric Roberts plays a Marvel comic book artist who rocks a mullet. He is cocky and pretty much everything that comes out of his mouth is gold. James Earl Jones is in it! Larry Cohen is the shit. This is just such a fun film that really rivals anything that Carpenter did. I loved this one.
½ September 16, 2009
This movie has it's moments, but overall it's pretty stupid. The cast is good however. It goes on a little too far as well. It's a middle of the road movie.
June 2, 2009
I need to rewatch Bone, but I think I may have a new favorite Larry Cohen flick. This is just too damn good.

Eric Roberts plays professional Marvel comic book artist Joshua Baker, a cocky guy with a mullet made of gold. One day Josh decides to approach a strange woman on a crowded New York sidewalk. After being verbally harassed for about five minutes in Roberts's signature numb-tongue accent, the woman collapses, blaming her diabetes. All too quickly a 1960s style ambulance arrives and whisks her away, leaving Baker with just a first name and the hospital where she's headed, St. Francis. Bein the nice stalker that he is, Roberts shows up at the hospital with a bouquet of roses only to find out that his dream girl ain't there, nor is she at any other hospital in the city. So he sketches up a practically featureless drawing of her and starts roaming the streets until he just so happens to find the woman's roommate, also a diabetic. Within a day of meeting her, this woman, too, is abducted by the same ambulance. This sends Baker into a paranoid frenzy as he obsessively tries to tack down the villainous vehicle with the help a suicidal cop played by none other than James Earl Jones, and a curmudgeonly old journalist played by none other than the legendary Red Buttons. And so begins the mystery of the missing diabetics and one of the strangest plots youâre likely to see.

Practically every single line in this thing is gold and the delivery from everybody is spot on hilarious. Eric Roberts deserves a comeback and Cohen really should start directing his own material again.

"A vehicle of mercy that's really... a murder machine."

This is some seriously good stuff.
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