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Thirteen Days Reviews

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March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2001
Read More | Original Score: A-
January 12, 2001
Thirteen Days is a good movie about a profound moment in world history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 12, 2001
Who would've thought this nearly 40-year-old piece of history could be turned into such a riveting motion picture?
January 12, 2001
Thirteen Days is more suspenseful than the car crashes and breathless chases of most run-of-the-mill action movies.
January 12, 2001
Suspenseful, well-crafted.
January 12, 2001
Shrewd and tender in equal measure, Thirteen Days is an insider drama par excellence.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 12, 2001
Though the outcome is a foregone conclusion, this movie still delivers a thrilling ride.
January 12, 2001
I call the movie a thriller, even though the outcome is known, because it plays like one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 12, 2001
People will be watching Thirteen Days long after journalism's junkyard dogs have gone snapping after other prey.
January 12, 2001
Thirteen Days sustains a pretty good boil for a movie that's basically a series of scenes of middle-aged white guys shouting at each other.
January 11, 2001
It's a slick, efficient thriller that keeps driving forward lucidly and relentlessly.
January 11, 2001
Thirteen Days will make you shudder, but only in ways the filmmakers intended.
January 11, 2001
Director Roger Donaldson's taut, understated thriller pulls you into a powerfully engaging situation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 11, 2001
It's never as fully engaging as you might hope.
Read More | Original Score: C
December 25, 2000
A competent, by-the-numbers recreation of the events.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 25, 2000
Efficient and low-key, Thirteen Days takes itself just seriously enough while maintaining a powerful dramatic momentum.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 25, 2000
Wins an undeservedly high interest level because of what it covers, not how well it covers it.
December 22, 2000
Easily the best film Donaldson has ever made.
December 22, 2000
Bruce Greenwood is exceptional as JFK -- quite a surprise after his smarmy villainous turns in Double Jeopardy and Rules of Engagement.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 22, 2000
Highly competent.
December 22, 2000
For those with a thirst for a gripping political thriller with its roots in real-life events, Thirteen Days represents a satisfying refreshment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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 14, 2000
A tense and engrossing political thriller.
December 8, 2000
A gripping glorification of what real leadership is all about.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
As dramatic and powerful as real-life stories come.
January 1, 2000
A complex film that engages one's intelligence and chills one's bones.