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Thirteen Days Reviews

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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
February 19, 2001
A political thriller about President Kennedy's most successful moments of his flawed presidency...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 22, 2000
If the Cuban Missile Crisis was America's premier postwar nail-biter, then Thirteen Days undersells it -- somehow, the filmmakers made it kinda dull.
Read More | Original Score: 65/100
January 11, 2001
It's never as fully engaging as you might hope.
Read More | Original Score: C
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
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
December 20, 2000
Those who know the story, particularly those who lived through the events, would likely find the film on the dry side -- as I did.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
January 1, 2000
Any movie opening with a montage of mushroom clouds is not likely to be a barrel of fun, and Thirteen Days is no exception.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 6, 2000
It's interesting and all, but it didn't need to be anywhere near this long.
December 12, 2000
It's a sickening exploitation of a historical event.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 22, 2000
This overdone project dissipates its energy in strange ways, and makes you wish its makers had shown the same restraint the government did during the crisis.
December 25, 2000
Wins an undeservedly high interest level because of what it covers, not how well it covers it.
January 11, 2001
Despite its problems, Thirteen Days offers a chilling look at how close to destruction our world came in 1962.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 12, 2001
Thirteen Days is like TV writ large, but not large enough to freshly illuminate history.
January 12, 2001
Slow, talky and reductive.
January 15, 2001
The biggest problem for Thirteen Days isn't its rudimentary politics or rah-rah reminiscing, but its execution.
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
August 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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