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Of Mice and Men
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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

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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."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"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."
‑ Megan Rosenfeld, Washington Post
"Elegant adaptation of Steinbeck's classic novel."
‑ Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media
"Nothing like a couple of acting gods attacking one of the classics."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"A touching tale of dreams and relationships"
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
"It's hard ... to believe Malkovich's shamble and gape, a simian variant on Dustin Hoffman's Rain Man."
‑ , Time Out
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Superb Steinbeck adaptation that gets at the meat of the tale."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Outstanding adaptation of the Steinbeck novel"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"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."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Of Mice and Men is a mournful, distantly heard lament for the loss of American innocence."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"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."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Fine, studied treatment by Gary Sinise and John Malkovich."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Sinise has captured the magic and wonder of the first film."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"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."
‑ Steve Davis, Austin Chronicle
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