Of Mice and Men (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Of Mice and Men (1992)



Critic Consensus: Of Mice and Men honors its classic source material with a well-acted adaptation that stays powerfully focused on the story's timeless themes.

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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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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 (29) | Top Critics (8)

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.

June 3, 2008

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

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

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 4/4

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.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

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.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

Super Reviewer


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

Super Reviewer

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