Thirteen Days (2000) Movie review; A masterclass in acting and story telling – 8/10

Another movie that passed me by on its release,a friend mentioned how entertaining this was but political films are not normally my cup of tea, well in the future if they are made to the same standard as this one I may have to start getting into them.

Kevin Costner plays president Kennedy’s right hand man at a time when the country is under threat from Cuba.

If ever there was a secret club of established actors in Hollywood that everybody quietly admired without them being headline names this movie would be the film that those actors would come to play,every new scene or character impressed more and more as the film went by, there is a level of nerve being held by most on the screen that creates great excitement and entertainment.

The key to the success behind this movie is the political strategy that has the American and Soviet government at war,what may seem simple when being reported in the newspapers is broken down into several agenda’s and a ton of ego’s,I don’t think they could have improved on the final cut of this film,it really is outstanding.



The film is set during the two-week Cuban missile crisis in October of 1962, and it centers on how President John F. Kennedy, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, and others handled the explosive situation.

The movie is free to watch on You tube –


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