|New Line Cinema | Release Date: December 25, 2000||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
A terrifically engrossing war film in which not a single shot is fired, a movie about shaping events rather than being shaped by them.
Keeps you hanging on every twist and turn of its wilder-than-fiction plot.
It turns the nerve-fraying Cuban missile crisis into a big pop myth with the grip of a vise.
Plays like a very good TV movie. Short on visual flair and starpower, Thirteen Days is not the definitive story of the Cuban missile crisis, but it's an engrossing historical lesson nonetheless.
Even though the actors are good, their characters stay stock.
Greenwood gives a nuanced performance that may be the film's best work, but at times his surface dissimilarities to JFK are jarring.
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