Thirteen Days
Thirteen Days (2000)

For thirteen extraordinary days in October of 1962, the world stood on the brink of an unthinkable catastrophe. Across the globe, people anxiously awaited the outcome of a harrowing political, diplomatic and military confrontation that… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 25, 2000
DVD Release Date: July 10, 2001
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Thirteen Days offers a compelling look at the Cuban Missile Crisis, and its talented cast deftly portrays the real-life people who were involved.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

An outstanding movie for families with older kids.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

Who would've thought this nearly 40-year-old piece of history could be turned into such a riveting motion picture?

Yasser Medina

I find vertiginous and very palpitating what happens in this political thriller, directed by Roger Donaldson, about one of the most tense moments of the Kennedy administration: the Cuban missile crisis. [Full review in Spanish]

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

A fitting dramatic tribute to the deadly brinksmanship that pulled us back from the edge during the most volatile two weeks of the Cold War.

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Steven Rosen
Denver Post

Thirteen Days is more suspenseful than the car crashes and breathless chases of most run-of-the-mill action movies.

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PJ Nabarro
Patrick Nabarro

It really is the Cuban Missile Crisis played out on a grand scale, and, in some respects, this grandiosity is permissible.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Thirteen Days is a good movie about a profound moment in world history.

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Danielle Solzman
Solzy at the Movies

Kennedy fans might appreciate Thirteen Days for what it is but the film could do better in putting the right faces up front.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

a slightly more accurate mythology of the Cuban Missile Crisis

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Great script, better than average costumes, decent acting (I say that even with Kevin Costner in a leading role!), good directing -- and lots of historical… More
Alex roy
As far as I'm concerned, this is director Roger Donaldson's greatest film. Thirteen Days is set during the two week long Cuban missile crises of… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"If the sun comes up tomorrow, it is only because of men of good will. And that's - that's all there is between us and the… More
familiar stranger
Would've liked it better if it was simply a dramatized version of the actual events & not over-dramatized.
Jameson Worley
Great film! A movie that I've watched at school that was legit, not a lame educational movie. A very good adaptation of the drama and conflict behind the… More
Leigh Ryan
This movie surprised me. I wasn't interested in watching but somehow got wrapped into it. Not so bad.