So much energy and enthusiasm in this film - it's like it never stops. But you can always watch it again to discover more about it. And the special thing about the movie is the fact that watching it again you'll be able to relive the jokes and gags again and again, which never get tired. And there's that double combo of having Fox and Lloyd in the same movie. You'll never get bored of watching THIS movie.
Though Sinese takes liberties with Steinbeck's story, leaving us with an emotionally devastated main character where Steinbeck ends with an affirmation of friendship, this is a fine piece of work. Malkovich's Lennie is pure genius, Sinise is the perfect back-up, and the lesser figures - especially Joe Morton's Crooks - are all gems. Few films that bring literature to the screen do this well.