Thirteen Days Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
An outstanding movie for families with older kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
November 21, 2010
a slightly more accurate mythology of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
October 31, 2010
"Days" terrifically evinces those days' timorous uncertainty of whether Red dread over ending the world matched Yankee angst. The knowing glances at its conclusion speak volumes: The planet's lucky break had only to do with random chance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 15, 2010
Suspenseful and efficient--to the point that it feels like a soulless, though remarkably well-calibrated, machine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
January 15, 2007
An unblinking chronicle of the world on the eve of destruction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
Thirteen Days will not satisfy young viewers looking for a thriller or older audiences eager to look behind the scenes of an unforgettable two weeks in history.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
January 5, 2004
Mesmo recriando um incidente histórico, o filme funciona bem como thriller político e traz duas ótimas atuações de Greenwood e Culp.
| Original Score: 4/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Thirteen Days is a gripping history lesson and a good character study, but also just a well-cast, well-executed film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Why hire a star, or 'allow' a star to hire himself, and then give him nothing to do? Why hire a star who doesn't seem able to do much to begin with?
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
September 7, 2002
The story is so gripping and the ensemble performances so dominating that Donaldson really manages to disguise the fact that the movie is just a succession of conversations between middle-aged white men.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 25, 2002
Walking out of the movie, our historical knowledge was improved only a whit - now we know the entire shebang lasted 13 days. And I knew that from the preview!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 8, 2002
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Swept me along with its narrative, making me forget for a while that we would eventually make it out alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
Thirteen Days delivers a hugely engaging look at the closest we've come to the end of the world...and makes you marvel at how we pulled back from the brink.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
September 30, 2001
Ernest performances from its actors, with an ability to unfold an historical turning point in a very entertaining, dramatic way.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
July 9, 2001
A thrilling investigation into the decisions and internal power struggles that shaped what was perhaps John F. Kennedy's most crucial political situation.
Full Review | Original Score: short
March 6, 2001
Inteligente recordatorio de que cuando la sensatez y la razón dominan por encima de las decisiones viscerales o políticas, éste puede ser un mundo mucho mejor
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
a powerful political thriller that is all the more unnerving because it is based in truth
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 19, 2001
A political thriller about President Kennedy's most successful moments of his flawed presidency...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
February 13, 2001
If you like intelligent thrillers, political drama, or skilful dramatizations of history, then you're going to love Thirteen Days.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
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