5.0 out of 5 stars This was just what my daughter wanted
My daughter has wanted a copy of this film for years, and has been unable to find one. I helped make her Christmas a little better by finding this and giving it to her.
Published 11 months ago by Caroline Whitehead
3.0 out of 5 stars Of Mice and Men (1992)
This movie is okay as far as entertainment goes. But the original version of this movie is FAR better, especially lon Chaney jr.'s performeance. (Remember him? - he played the classic werewolf.) Also good was Burgess Meredith in the original, muc better than Gary Sinese in th 1992 version.
Published on April 8 2009 by R. Pellettier
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5.0 out of 5 stars This was just what my daughter wanted,
4.0 out of 5 stars You can't beat Steinbeck for the story, and Malkovich for the leading roll.,
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Gary Sinise Great,
This review is from: Of Mice & Men [Import] (VHS Tape)I have watched this movie twice now and would buy it. It is a very good movie. I like Gary Sinise. I would enjoy seeing the first one, classics are usually the best, but would have to say that Gary Sinise probably would not ruin this classic in any way compared to the ruination of the ones they are trying to do now.
3.0 out of 5 stars Of Mice and Men (1992),
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended!!,
This review is from: Of Mice and Men (Widescreen Special Edition) [Import] (DVD)This Steinbeck classic comes to life with the brilliant acting of Gary Sinise and John Malkovich. This is one time when I can truly say the movie was almost as good as the book!
Malkovich plays main character Lenny to a "T."
All high school English students should see and evaluate this one. It is powerful human drama.
5.0 out of 5 stars John Malkovich and Gary Sinise Play Roles to Perfection,
This review is from: Of Mice and Men (Widescreen Special Edition) [Import] (DVD)If you have read the book but haven't seen the movie, you are making a (as Donald Trump would say) "HUGE" mistake. Acting was created so Gary Sinise and John Malkovich could play these roles! And I really mean that.
I have read John Steinbeck's novel a few times. I am seriously bothered by the constant "using the Lord's name in vain" in all of Steinbeck's novel, but that doesn't discount the fact that he is a great writer - one of the best of all time. When I finally got to watch the movie, I was blown away by what a great job Malkovich and Sinise did playing their characters. But I was even more blown away by the rest of the actors ability to step up to the plate too. Every character was just as I pictured them in my head.
There are a few scenes that are not exactly as they were in the book: Curley's wife confronts George while he is alone in the barn...that's not in the book. Candy walks in on Lennie and Crook in Crook's room which is not in the movie. But these little changes matter not...the soul of each character is captured perfectly by this amazing movie!
Lennie and George are partners in their walk through life, and they couldn't be more opposite: Lennie (Malkovich) is a child in a big man's body, and George (Sinise) is the quick thinking (though never quite quick enough) sidekick determined to watch after his friend. The two actors are amazing on screen; I could almost swear they were having a contest to see who could actually (really) change in to their character. I think it was a tie!
I wish I could give it six stars - not an option though.
See ya next review!
5.0 out of 5 stars Just About Perfect,
This review is from: Of Mice and Men (Widescreen Special Edition) [Import] (DVD)Having read Of Mice & Men several times, I can't imagine a better adaptation of Steinbeck's masterpiece. Malkovich is perfect as Lenny. A tour-de-force. Sinese is equally compelling as George. In a way, Sinese has the harder task. He has to play a normal man who's attachment to a retarded travelling companion is understandable and sympathetic. Themes of loneliness dominate this movie, as they do the book and much of American literature. It's not a feel good movie but it is a brilliant character study and exploration of the human heart.
4.0 out of 5 stars Film-like transfer for the Special Edition,
This review is from: Of Mice and Men (Widescreen Special Edition) [Import] (DVD)Fans of this movie version of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" will be happy to find that its Special Edition transfer is quite good, on par with major DVD releases of the most recent films. The picture quality is first-rate: color and contrast are superb, edge halos are rarely visible, and the picture depth gives the video a very film-like appearance. The golden-hued depictions of Central California are really brought to life. The excellent transfer will be greatly appreciated on larger screens. The audio itself is nothing special, owing to its lower budget origins, but it is clear.
The Special Edition was made as a "flipper" disc (presumably DVD-14, which is rarely used these days): one side has the movie, and other side is devoted to special features.
"Of Mice and Men" was mostly overlooked when it was released in 1992, but Gary Sinise made a very capable adaptation (from Horton Foote's screenplay). The highlight is an excellent performance by John Malkovich -- playing against type -- as Lennie. The movie is very straightforward, which allows for Steinbeck's grounded observations on humanity to come to life.
3.0 out of 5 stars of mice and men,
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This review is from: Of Mice & Men [Import] (VHS Tape)of mice and men is a great movie and book. its about two guys george and lenny how is locking for a jobb, but lenny is a retard he mess things up all the time.they want to earn money so they can buy a litle place.candy how is a old guy he will help them to buy the place.but lenny killed curlys wife and he ran away in to the wood, george find him first and killed lenny...i think that it was best that george killed him insted of curly because lenny dident now that george killed him, if curly had found him first he would now that he was going to be shoot.....
this story about friendship
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!,
This review is from: Of Mice and Men (Widescreen Special Edition) [Import] (DVD)This movie was excallent, it had the basic outline for a great movie. With humor and drama and some adventure this movie came to a stop in a sad but respectful way. Leanie, played by John Malkvioch, did an excellent job as well as George played by Gary Sinse. A must see for viewers of all ages. Well done by Sinse and the rest of the cast. Staying true to the book and making the ending much more then what it was. Deeper and having a purpose behind it that most people understood.
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