Thirteen Days 

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Thirteen Days: Friday January 12, 2000

Kevin Costner stars in Thirteen Days, an inside look at the Kennedy Administration during the Cuban Missile Crisis.. 2000 New Line Cinema







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Ebert TV Guide Mr Showbiz Herald Average
Points  75 70  65 75 71.25 


71.25- Worth Seeing

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Rating System:

0 - 40 points

Not Worth Seeing
40 - 65 points  Go See At Matinee
65- 85 points Worth Seeing
85-100 points Definitely worth seeing. "A must see!"


Roger Donaldson


David Self






Kevin Costner as Kenny O'Donnell
Charles Esten as Major Anderson
Steven Culp as Robert Kennedy
Lucinda Jenney as Mrs O'Donnell
Oleg Vidov as Soviet Ambassador

Running Time

2hr 20min


PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned
for brief strong language


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 The People's Review of Thirteen Days

score = None
I have never seen a more poorly directed movie when it comes to the technical side of this movie.  Everytime I was just about to get into the movie, a boom mic would come down to nearly hit the actor on the head.  It was horrible! I truly thought that it was a mistake and maybe just the theater I was in... I hope.  The story was still good and despite the bad camera angles (seeing the top of the set in the White House).  See it but only if you can ignore the boom mics.

score = 90
My husband and I plus my 28 year old daughter and her husband all enjoyed the  film. I will rent it when it comes on video to watch again! Acting was excellant  from beginning to end. My one critical comment (I am from one of the New England states) would be of Kevin Costner HEAVY Boston accent. I found it a little extreme and funny  in the opening scenes.

score = 100
This was one of the best movies I have seen all year.  So many people have forgotten that our history does not end in 1945 that this movie has to be worth seeing just for the glimpse into history.  It was riveting and brought into focus the reasons our parents were so frightened at the time.

V. Lowell
score = 100
Excellent movie... one of the best this year. The acting is top-notch, and the story keeps you enthralled even though you know how the Cuban Missle Crisis turned out. This movie tends to draw more adult audiences, but would be excellent for teens as well.

joe Nichols
score = 80
Exciting movie, not sure Kenny O'donnel had that muchto do with the crises.  Back ground music was used too much, LeMay was played the way he really was, ignorant.

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