Of Mice and Men (1992)
Average Rating: 8/10
Reviews Counted: 26
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Average Rating: 8.9/10
Critic Reviews: 7
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Average Rating: 3.5/5
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Gary Sinese directed this respectful re-telling of John Steinbeck's classic novel, with Sinese as the wily George and John Malkovich as the brutish, simple-minded Lennie. Set during the Depression era, the film opens as George and Lennie are running from a woman with a torn dress, who has sent a gang of ruffians to chase the two out of the county. After a long bus ride and a ten-mile walk, George and Lennie arrive at a migrant farm in California's San Joaquin Valley, where they seek work. George
Oct 2, 1992 Wide
Nov 6, 2001
Girl in Red Dress
Mark Boone Jr.
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Well-mounted and very traditional, Of Mice and Men honorably serves John Steinbeck's classic story of two Depression-era drifters without bringing anything new to it.
Of Mice and Men is a mournful, distantly heard lament for the loss of American innocence.
Happily, director/star/co-producer Gary Sinise has approached it not with the awe of an English professor, but with the practical eye of a craftsman: Here are solid characters, a taut and emotional story, a beginning, a middle and a wrenching end.
I would not have thought I could believe the line about the rabbits one more time, but this movie made me do it, as Lennie asks about the farm they'll own one day, and George says, yes, it will be just as they've imagined it.
The great pleasure of this movie is in what performers Sinise and John Malkovich, Ray Walton and others do with it; what director Sinise does with it; and, perhaps most important, what screenwriter Horton Foote does with it.
Superb Steinbeck adaptation that gets at the meat of the tale.
Fine, studied treatment by Gary Sinise and John Malkovich.
Nothing like a couple of acting gods attacking one of the classics.
Outstanding adaptation of the Steinbeck novel
Sinise has captured the magic and wonder of the first film.
Although set in the Depression, it has relevance to all those today whose dreams of a better life have been shattered by unemployment, low wages, and fears of a worse future.
This Of Mice and Men makes for an unassuming but well-made movie which, unlike so many adaptations of literary works, does not go awry.
Audience Reviews for Of Mice and Men
- Lennie: Tell me about the rabbits...
- George: Get him Lennie!
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