Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days
Thirteen Days
  • PG-13
  • 2h 25m
  • 2000
Certified Fresh83%
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Kevin Costner stars in this inside look at how the Kennedy Administration responded to the discovery of offensive Soviet weapons in Cuba, and the pressurized tug-of-war that ensued between the US and the USSR during the thirteen days of the missile crisis.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh83%
Critics Consensus: Thirteen Days offers a compelling look at the Cuban Missile Crisis, and its talented cast deftly portrays the real-life people who were involved.
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Globe and Mail
Fresh

June 17, 2017
BBC.com
Ben Falk
Fresh

June 16, 2017
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Robert Denerstein
Fresh

March 13, 2019
Houston Chronicle
Eric Harrison
Fresh

Who would've thought this nearly 40-year-old piece of history could be turned into such a riveting...

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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Superb film about Cuban missile crisis, best for older kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Thirteen Days, a docudrama about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, is exciting and suspenseful, even though the actual outcome is well known. The film is a recreation of a crucial incident in American history that's suitable for teens and mature tweens, as well as adults. There's frequent swearing used to heighten the emotional impact (i.e., "bastard," "asshole," "s--t," "Jesus Christ," one use of "f--k"). Because the film is set in the 1960s, smoking is a casual part of many of the meetings in the White House. Alcoholic beverages are consumed in several scenes, never to excess. President John F. Kennedy is seen taking a prescription drug on one occasion.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date:December 25, 2000
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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