Year of Release: 1992
Director(s): Gary Sinise
Approx. Running Time: 110 minutes
My Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"TWO THUMBS UP! WAY UP!"
-"Siskel and Ebert"
John Steinbeck's classic comes magnificently to life in this beautiful and stirring film starring Oscar nominees John Malkovich and Gary Sinise. Directed by Sinise from an adaptation by Osar winner Horton Foote, this "flawless miracle of movie-making" (Susan Granger, "American Movie Classics") is a must-see for all audiences.
Best friends Lennie (Malkovich) and George (Sinise) find themselves unemployed in Depression-era California, unable to keep jobs because of Lennie's child-like mentality. But once they get hired at the Tyler Ranch, they enjoy a brief period of stability - until their supervisor's wife (Sherilynn Fenn) becomes the victim of Lennie's compassion, forcing George to make a compassionate decision of his own.
Of the three Of Mice And Men film adaptations I have seen, this one is by far the most moving and most faithful to the classic Steinbeck novel about friendship, loyalty, and mercy. Both Sinise and Malkovich turn in stellar performances in their respective roles and this really is a must-see film.
1992 (Year Of Release)