Thirteen Days


(out of 5)

It seems the effort the producers put into making the film accurate to its events (roughly those involving the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962) were so intense that they forgot to actually make it interesting.  puts so much concentration into making an effective John F. Kennedy that he misses out on the man’s charisma (I mean come on Bruce, the man must have had some charisma to get Marilyn to wear that dress!), and  just looks tired throughout the whole thing. Scene after scene after scene of endless talking hardly pays off in the end and the result is a giant clunker that will only interest those who have something invested in the events the film is portraying. ‘s performance as Robert Kennedy is the film’s best asset and the only dead-on performance.

New Line Cinema, Beacon Communications, Beacon Pictures, Tig Productions

USA, 2000

Directed by 

Screenplay by , based on the book The Kennedy Tapes – Inside The White House During The Cuban Missile Crisis by

Cinematography by 

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by



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