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Of Mice and Men (1992)



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John Malkovich, Gary Sinise and Sherilyn Fenn shine in this contemporary remake of the beloved classic about a nomadic farm worker who looks after his dimwitted, gentle-giant friend.
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    PG-13 (for some scenes of violence)
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    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

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Sherilyn Fenn
as Curley's Wife
Joe Morton
as Crooks
Moira Harris
as Girl in Red Dress
Mark Boone Jr.
as Bus Driver
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Critic Reviews for Of Mice and Men

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (7)

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.

Full Review… | June 3, 2008
Top Critic

It's hard ... to believe Malkovich's shamble and gape, a simian variant on Dustin Hoffman's Rain Man.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Of Mice and Men is a mournful, distantly heard lament for the loss of American innocence.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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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.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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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.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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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.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Of Mice and Men


A decent adaptation that flunks due to a miscast John Malkovich in an over-the-top, cartoonish performance, looking too smart and cynical for the role and making Lennie seem irritating and seriously retarded, so much more than in the original story.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Good adaptation but I definitely prefer the book.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

A captivating film about the value of friendship during even the harshest of times. Inspired performances from both Gary Sinise and John Malkovich aid in making this adaptation an instant-classic.

Kristijonas Fussman
Kristijonas Fussman

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