Of Mice and Men

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Sinise's second crack at directing, with a Horton Foote adaptation of the John Steinbeck Depression era novel - about innocently lethal retard Lenny (Malkovich) and his increasingly despairing protector George (Sinise) - which seems doomed to remain a period piece. Big Lenny likes stroking soft things, and nags George to describe life on their fantasy farm while they labour as ranch-hands under the tyrannical Curly (Siemaszko). Lenny crunches Curly's fist to pulp in his paw, and over-responds to the come-ons from Curly's wife (Fenn). It's hard not to snigger at her arching about and complaining of the heat, and harder still to believe Malkovich's shamble and gape, a simian variant on Dustin Hoffman's Rain Man. Both are strictly Dogpatch caricatures, while Sinise seems plain vain.
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1992

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111 mins

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hakim

for me this is the best play of Jhon Malkovich...being Leny, a gigantic man with rat brain. The story (Jhon Steinbeck) so satiric and both Sinise and Malkovich plays were so excellent

hakim

for me this is the best play of Jhon Malkovich...being Leny, a gigantic man with rat brain. The story (Jhon Steinbeck) so satiric and both Sinise and Malkovich plays were so excellent

jj

this film is one of a kind!! ive seen it so many times and it still brings a tear to my eye! :) i love it!

jj

this film is one of a kind!! ive seen it so many times and it still brings a tear to my eye! :) i love it!

Rodders

Have to agree with the rest. If you're a pubescent kid who likes comic books and brainless exposions then steer clear. If you have at least half a brain and appreciate powerful cinema then get your hands on this masterpiece asap!

Rodders

Have to agree with the rest. If you're a pubescent kid who likes comic books and brainless exposions then steer clear. If you have at least half a brain and appreciate powerful cinema then get your hands on this masterpiece asap!

Mr.Classic

Beautifully paced, well acted, powerful and touching. Simplistic storytelling at its best.

Mr.Classic

Beautifully paced, well acted, powerful and touching. Simplistic storytelling at its best.

George

Wow! What a great film! The guys at the bottom are 15 year old kids and cant be expected to enjoy it. There are no car chases, robots or CGI effects but this film is simplistic, well acted and a near perfect adaptation of Steinbeck's classic

George

Wow! What a great film! The guys at the bottom are 15 year old kids and cant be expected to enjoy it. There are no car chases, robots or CGI effects but this film is simplistic, well acted and a near perfect adaptation of Steinbeck's classic

Daniel

This film is a great cinematic achievement. unfortunately the reviewers here are clearly half-wits whose idea of a good film is Transformers and are creaming themselves over the release of The Incredible Hulk. If you have a brain cell and you appreciate character driven films with a poignant message then this is a prime example. If you're going to get annoyed because there are no explosions or monsters like these morons then steer clear.

Daniel

This film is a great cinematic achievement. unfortunately the reviewers here are clearly half-wits whose idea of a good film is Transformers and are creaming themselves over the release of The Incredible Hulk. If you have a brain cell and you appreciate character driven films with a poignant message then this is a prime example. If you're going to get annoyed because there are no explosions or monsters like these morons then steer clear.