Of Mice and Men

1992

Action / Drama

12
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 96%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 82%
IMDb Rating 7.5 10 35758

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John Malkovich as Lennie Small
Sherilyn Fenn as Curley's Wife
Gary Sinise as George Milton
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1hr 55 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jackparr-11645 9 / 10

Brilliant

I watched this a few weeks ago in my English class, and to be honest, I wasn't expecting much. I thought it was just going to be another generic, low budget adaptation of a classic novel, but actually it was way better than I thought it'd be. The acting was really good and it's very well shot. The cast is perfect, but there is one thing I want to complain about.

Some characters are completely over-exaggerated. The best two examples of these are Lennie and Curley's wife. Having read the book, I know Curley's missus is meant to be very flirtatious and stuff, but in the movie she literally tries to get with every single guy she sees. As for Lennie, he's too retarded. From reading the book, I thought he was reasonably normal, just with some learning difficulties, but in the movie his childishness is extremely over the top.

Other than that, it's a fantastic adaptation. *cough* Chris Fable *cough* It's not an easy task to adapt an 80-year-old text for a modern-day audience. A job well done!

(P.S. I love when George swears Lennie says, "You shouldn't do that, George. It's not clever, George." I laughed so hard I nearly wet myself! xD)

Dialogue and Acting: 9/10 Animation: 5/10 Structuring: 10/10 Subtlety and Themes: 9/10 Originality: 8/10

Total: 41/50

Reviewed by brennand-72918 4 / 10

Garbage

Never have I ever seen a movie so aged and forgettable as Of Mice and Men. I've read the book and loved it, but book vs. movie aside. All this film has to offer is cheesy affection and overly aggressive acting. I may be biased due to my distaste for Sinise. All I think of when I watch this movie is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, another decently great text turned into a bad movie by a Director/Main Actor. In that film being, Ben Stiller. Book to film adaptations need to stop being done by bland actors who are only supported by one or two huge roles (that may not even be that good).

Reviewed by a_chinn 10 / 10

The last film directed by Gary Sinise is one of the best films of the 1990s

Gorgeously filmed bit of Americana, although it's a rather dark vision American about of loneliness and the struggle to achieve the "American Dream." Director and star Gary Sinise, with screenwriter Horton Foote (who memorably adapted the 1962 film version of "To Kill a Mockingbird"), craft a faithful adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel about two depression era drifters, George and Lennie. I won't bother summarizing the plot, as I'll assume anyone reading this has already read the book in middle school (or maybe you're a middle schooler watching the film instead of reading the book?), but Sinise is perfect as George, but the seemingly miscast John Malkovich as Lennie is surprisingly good in his role as well. Malkovich has never been a physically imposing presences on screen, which is one way he seems wrong for playing the hulking Lennie, and Malkovich is typically cast in sharp-tongues verbose roles such as "Dangerous Liaisons" or the villain in "In the Line of Fire," but he does a wonderful job as the childlike Lennie. If I had to compare this performance to another of his, he did play a simple minded character in "Making Mr. Right" (along with a dual role as a more Malkovich-like of scientist). Ray Walston is the other standout in the cast as the old ranch hand Candy, who should have put down his own dog. Walston's role is a smaller one, but it's a particularly moving one from a veteran actor who's best remembered for his more comic of performances ("The Apartment," "The Sting," or "My Favorite Martian"), which really speaks to his talent. There really isn't a false note among any of the cast members, who include Casey Siemaszko, Sherilyn Fenn, John Terry, Alexis Arquette, Joe Morton, and Noble Willingham. These brilliant performances, elegant direction, and beautiful writing are complimented by one of composer Mark Isham's best scores (and that's saying something) and golden hued picturesque photography by Kenneth MacMillan. Overall, I'd rank Gary Sinise's "Of Mice and Men" among the best films of the 1990s and it's a crime the he hasn't directed a feature film since. FUN FACT! Walton's Candy is missing a hand and Walston is best known for playing Mr. Hand in "Fast Times at Ridgemount High."

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