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Give 'Em Hell Malone
Give 'Em Hell Malone
Actors: Thomas Jane, Ving Rhames, Elsa Pataky, French Stewart, Leland Orser
Director: Russell Mulcahy
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2010     1hr 36min

When private eye Malone attempts to retrieve a briefcase from a seedy hotel, he walks into a trap. Bullets and blood fly as Malone battles an army of thugs to protect not only the case, but also a bombshell client who may ...  more »

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Actors: Thomas Jane, Ving Rhames, Elsa Pataky, French Stewart, Leland Orser
Director: Russell Mulcahy
Creators: Brian Oliver, Cam Cannon, Erik Anderson, Hayley Magouirk, Johnny Martin, Martin J. Barab, Mark Hosack
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: National Entertainment Media
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 01/26/2010
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2010
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 4
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 10/11/2010...
Give'em hell! . . . To enjoy this movie, truly enjoy it, don't take it seriously. Malone is the over the top, stereotypical tough (good) guy who seems invincible. The "bruiser" and " damsel-in-distress" also make an exaggerated appearance. With hints of black-noir this movie is reasonably fast paced and the plot isn't so bad. Its ending is also one I didn't see coming. So while its cliche in some points, its not in others. I hate to see that it has such a low rating. In this reviewer's humble opinion, its definitely one of the best, misunderstood and underrated movies I've seen in a long time.
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Movie Reviews

High BPM and a film noir feel...
Compusurge | New York City | 12/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Malone" is a super noir-styled detective film with a high BPM rating (Bullets per Minute). Ultra-stylistically filmed, it tells the story of P.I. Malone (Thomas Jane from Hung) who has been hired by a mysterious woman to secure a braiefcase, the contents of which he doesn't know). The opening scene is a trap and the action lifts off from there and never stops...literally never stops. Ving Rhames is perfect as an ultra bad man and for those who remember the bad prison guard from The Green Mile (Percy), Doug Hutchison once again seems to be in love with fire in his role as 'Matchstick', a dude in love with kerosene and matches. Thomas Jane plays one tough dick and killing him is difficult to say the least. Even a bullet to the chest is received and discarded. The bomshell client is more trouble than she's worth indeed. Give 'em Hell is a great 'watch' for action fans as well as fans of the genre."
A decent piece of pulp
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 01/27/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"While I've come to enjoy Thomas Jane the more and more I see of him lately, it appeared upon first glance that Give 'Em Hell Malone may not have been one of his better decisions. Happily though, the film is a stylish, semi-enjoyable piece of pulp-noir that Jane appears to be quite at home in being in. Jane stars as Malone, a tough PI who has been double crossed and is now up against a crew of gangsters, including an old nemesis (Ving Rhames), a pyromaniac (Doug Hutchison, doing his best Heath Ledger Joker impersonation), and their boss (Gregory Harrison); all the while with a mysterious damsel (Elsa Pataky) in tow. Unapologetic in its blood-letting and violence, Give 'Em Hell Malone is certainly fun enough to enjoy and features style to spare from Highlander and Resident Evil: Extinction director Russell Mulcahy. What detracts from the film however is some just plain horrible editing and a screenplay loaded with plot holes. Still though, for what it's worth, Give 'Em Hell Malone is an enjoyable enough experience, and you could do much worse than what you find here."
I hate it when a movie is to be continued with little chance
Chad Varnadore | Salisbury, NC | 02/27/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Don't misunderstand my title, aside from the last 30 seconds, this film is fairly self-contained. I just thought it really dumb to end it as if there will be more to the story, knowing that such likelihood isn't very high, especially for this type of production; it's hardly a major franchise. If there is a sequel, I fear it'll be recast to account for an even lower budget and might not even be worth watching, as this film itself has some serious storytelling flaws. If not for the cast, I probably wouldn't have given it a second thought. But it's got some familiar faces; some of whom I'm somewhat of a fan.

The action and script can be a lot of fun. The visual style might have been too, if a little more went into it. As is it looks like they were shooting for the kind of stark visuals of Sin City, but didn't have the budget or vision, leaving the look somewhere in between daring and mundane. I enjoyed the films dialogue, but the actual storytelling isn't very clear, despite it being a fairly meat and potatoes noir. The editing is a bit jumpy as well.

I sincerely hope the film does do well enough on disc to at least tempt Jane back for a hopefully bigger budget sequel. But without a sequel already in motion, the ending should have been left on the cutting room floor. It was unnecessary and without a follow-up, cheapens the film."