As far as tough, well-made neo-noirs go, "Give 'Em Hell, Malone" isn't perfect; it has a clunky, uneven plot with terrible pacing problems, and a meandering storyline. It has unlikely characters, over-the-top violence and about as much emotional depth as a brick wall.
What it does have, however, is undeniable and unequivocal heart: it's raw and it's dirty. It has a longing homage to the '50s films that inspired it that it should at least be given a watch by most people. I'll be the first to tell you it's no masterpiece, but I won't be last to tell you that, as a trashy piece of noir entertainment, it succeeds on almost every level. It's action-packed, it's humorous and it's never, ever touching, but it will completely entertain you for its whole running time...and, after all, isn't that what we see films for?