Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men (1992)

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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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 2, 1992
DVD Release Date: November 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Todd McCarthy

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.

Megan Rosenfeld
Washington Post

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.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Classic-literature-adaptation demureness...but it's impeccably cast and mostly quite faithful. [Blu-ray]

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Time Out

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

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The 1939 interpretation starring Lon Chaney Jr. and Burgess Meredith remains the definitive version, but this 1992 take is a gem in its own right.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Of Mice and Men is a mournful, distantly heard lament for the loss of American innocence.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

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.

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Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

Elegant adaptation of Steinbeck's classic novel.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
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… More
Spencer S.
Gary Sinise and John Malkovich are perfect, but the obsessiveness and strange use of pauses irks me.
Wildaly M
Good adaptation but I definitely prefer the book.
KJ Proulx
Astonishing! I loved the book. It is one of the few books that I have gone through in school, and actually liked. The movie made it that much better. The… More
Kristijonas Fussman
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… More
Conner Rainwater
A completely faithful adaption of Steinbeck's classic. It has an incredible performance from John Malkovich as Lenny and a good effort from Gary Sinise.… More