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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
|Stars||Bruce Greenwood, Kevin Costner, Steven Culp|
|Available Formats||DVD, VHS, VHS: Contains Bonus Feature, VHS: Spanish Subtitled|
|UPC||794043520037, 794043520136, 794043520228, 794043535536|
|MPAA Rating||PG-13 (MPAA)|
|Running Time||2hr 27min|
(01/01/2001, p.63, Michael Tunison): "...Genuinely gripping....Virtually nonstop suspense...", (01/01/2001, p.75-6, Harlan Jacobson): "...A very good articulation of values at a timely moment...", (01/12/2001, p.29, Roger Ebert): "...Intelligent....Steven Culp makes a good Bobby Kennedy, sharp-edged and protective of his brother, and Dylan Baker's resemblance to McNamara is uncanny...", (04/01/2001, p.86, Simon Crook): "...Eerie, compelling viewing....This riveting thriller will have you talking and thinking long after the lights have gone up..." -- 4 out of 5 stars, (12/21/2000, p.1D, Mike Clark): "...The actor who steals [the film] is the one who should: Bruce Greenwood as JFK..." -- 3 out of 4 stars, (12/22/2000, pp.106-17, Owen Gleiberman): Ranked #10 in Entertainment Weekly's "Owen Gleiberman's BEST MOVIES OF 2000"
-- "...Vividly detailed, pulse-quickening...", (12/25/2001, p.F1, Kenneth Turan): "...Crisp and involving....Efficient and low-key, THIRTEEN DAYS takes itself seriously enough while maintaining a powerful dramatic momentum..."
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