Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days

Director: Roger Donaldson Cast: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Steven Culp
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Thirteen Days 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 was a tragic point in United States history. The country was the closest it has ever been to the brink of nuclear war. President Kennedy, the youngest President ever, was in office. The country’s safety lied in his hands. Thirteen Days, referring to the amount of time from the day Kennedy saw the photographs of deadly missiles on the island of Cuba to the time the crisis was resolved quite accurately followed history, showing President Kennedy’s executive committee (ExComm) diligently working to figure out the best option for action. Kennedy wanted to sacrifice the least amount of lives as possible, yet wanted to successfully remove the missiles from the island only 90 miles away. The administration had three main options: invade the island, launch air strikes, or set up a naval blockade. The film depicts how the country’s leaders felt during this tough period in time, and how nerve-wracking the entire situation was. Thirteen Days accurately shows the trials the country faced, the ships setting up the naval blockade, and the actions of the President in making sure the blockade executed its purpose properly. The movie was a very pleasing portrayal of the past (complete with an accurate setting and brilliant costume design)--one every history major will love. Even though some of the language and misuses of God's name could be omitted, it very suitably shows America in one of the biggest ordeals it has ever faced.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
''Thirteen Days'' is a complex, intelligent, fascinating movie with edge-of-your-seat suspense throughout. It takes you right into the oval office and the Pentagon during the Cuban Missile Crisis when only the courage and leadership of a handful of men kept the world from nuclear war. This thriller, expertly directed by Roger Donaldson, has some top-notch performances by Bruce Greenwood and Steven Culp as JFK and RFK, and by Kevin Costner as Kenny O'Donnell. This is the kind of intense powerful drama that's almost unheard of these days, and the producers deserve a great deal of credit for bringing it to the screen. If you missed it in the theater, be sure to catch it on DVD. It's amazing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is surely one of the best movies I have seen! Outstanding performances by all the actors.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is fantastic. Having been in the Marine Corps and seeing Guantanamo Bay, Cuba immediately after this ''Quarantine'', it brings to light the many decisions that must be made by our president in times of crisis. This would be a great movie for people to see today for an insite into what is going on in the oval office in regard to our current situation with Iraq. Great! Everyone should enjoy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Among the compelling features of this docu-drama are performers whose physical mannerisms and demeanor resemble those of the actual participants so closely that for those of us old enough to remember the events as they happened, the film is absolutely convincing and conveys a distinct and chilling sense of deja-vu. Another compelling feature is the ''InfiniFilm'' documentary footnotes that may be displayed at the bottom of the screen from time to time. Selection of a footnote displays a short subject that expands on the events being portrayed with archival footage and commentary from historians, witnesses, and participants. This DVD is not only entertainment, but also a valuable and thoroughly engaging historical record of a time more dangerous than most of us realized. Don't miss this one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
While informative of the event's during the Cuban Missile Crises, this movie keeps you on the edge of your seat. Be sure to see it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The review I just submitted for 13 Days was inaccurate. I have not seen this movie. The review was supposed to be for Day of the Jackal. Please put my review in the correct place. Thanks.