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A series of beautiful but devastating atomic explosions provides a vision of gorgeous, appalling destruction that hangs ominously over the... Read More
A series of beautiful but devastating atomic explosions provides a vision of gorgeous, appalling destruction that hangs ominously over the political drama of THIRTEEN DAYS. It's October 16, 1962 and, it is not just another day at the office for Kenneth O'Donnell (Kevin Costner), the Special Assistant to President John F. Kennedy (Bruce Greenwood). The President has just been handed a series of photographs taken from a U-2 spy plane over Cuba, showing deployed Soviet missile launchers capable of firing medium-range ballistic missiles that could hit most major US cities within minutes. <br> <br> THIRTEEN DAYS is a vivid dramatization of what happened in the Kennedy White House during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Seen through the eyes of O'Donnell, it is a close-up view of President Kennedy and his brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (Steven Culp), as they try to handle a crisis that has many of their closest advisors ready to wage what all feared might have been the ultimate war. The script, by ... Minimize
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99 Reviews from Epinions.com
May 25, 2004
Theres No Old Wise Man - Theres Just Us: Thirteen Days
Pros: Story, Direction, Acting
Cons: More people need to see this
A superior dramatization of the most dangerous crisis of the late twentieth century. See Thirteen Days! Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 31, 2004
Thirteen Days is a riveting look at the Cuban Missile Crisis
Pros: It's a fascinating account of the Cold War's most perilous crisis.
Cons: It doesn't fit into the average moviegoer's notions of a "must see" film.
Epinions ratings for categories don't quite fit this film. For serious viewers who want to know more about the Missile Crisis, this is THE film to watch. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 19, 2001
I did'nt know that we were so close!
Pros: A very realistic approach to the Issue at hand
Cons: A little too long
See the movie for sure and enjoy it with a big bag of popcorn cause this movie really happened and is really exciting! Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 9, 2000
Chronicle of a High-Tension Confrontation
Pros: History-brought-to-life in a spellbinding docudrama that strikes a timely note in Presidential politics
Cons: 145 minutes is too long & historical liberties are often taken Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 19, 2001
Profiles In Courage
Pros: First-rate cast, direction, sets, script, historical accuracy and outstanding DVD features
Cons: Some important information was left out, but the film is nearly flawless
For portraits of heroism, attention to detail, and scary, white-knuckle tension, this true-life drama will fulfill all your expectations, and then some. Absolutely terrific. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 24, 2002
Thirteen Days....On Pins and Needles
Pros: Gripping, compelling, and fascinating retelling of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Cons: Big liberties taken with historical figures. Costner's horrible accent.
"Thirteen Days" is a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Superb acting and a well-written script make this a great film. Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 5, 2002
The World Stood Still
Pros: Superb historical drama; considerable tension; Bruce Greenwood's portrayal of JFK
Cons: Long and highly involved; Costner's Boston accent is somewhat suspect
Even though you know how it will end, the joy in THIRTEEN DAYS is learning how it gets to that end. It's a masterful movie Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 18, 2001
Thirteen Days: The Kennedys in a Klash with Kruschev---Kowabunga!!!
Pros: Outstanding Drama
Cons: Some characterizations a little wooden.
Go for it unless you don't like to learn what might happen in the future when again we find ourselves on the brink of global war. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 25, 2001
Thirteen New England Accents
Pros: Dramatic, suspenseful despite everyone knowing the outcome. The acting is great.
Cons: Coster's accent isn't the greatest.
A great, accurate retelling of the Cuban Missile Crisis. This movie is a must see and will give any American a great sense of pride. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 19, 2001
13days Entertaining History Lesson
Pros: Excellent Acting, Director captures the urgency, fear, and frustration.
Cons: Costner's accent was a little hard to swallow in the beginning. LONG MOVIE
I would recommend Thirteen Days to anyone who enjoys learning, history, or has a thing for JFK. It is informative, and entertaining. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 15, 2001
A small moment in time, but perhaps the most Important
Pros: Historical content, acting, camera work, sound, length (just right)
I would highly recommend this movie to everyone; hopefully to have everyone understand how close we were to destroying each other in 1962. Read More at Epinions.com