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Kevin Costner's Boston accent is a little too strong in some scenes. We all know this, he's so bad at accents it's almost funny (see Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) but that hardly derives from the film as a whole thanks to his excellent co-stars.
Steven Culp is utterly convincing as the slightly awkward Attorney General Robert Kennedy but it is Canadian actor Bruce Greenwood who should have got an Oscar nomination (the film recieved none due to it's lack of box office success). Greenwood nails the mannerisms and actions of JFK flawlessly and shows Kennedy as a man plagued by huge decisions, each of which could be fatal for all concerned (ie everyone).
Thirteen Days is a superbly made film which will impress you whatever you may think about Kevin Costner.
I'm also recommending the soundtrack
This film is a taut, gripping thriller, which even though most viewers will know the outcome of the crisis, still has you sat on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen and marvelling at how close we actaully came to nuclear war. The performances of the main stars has to be admired as all gave fine performances. Costner was fine as O'Donnell, though his accent was a little annoying. The real stars of the film, despite Costner's top billing, were Greenwood and Culp. Greenwood had quite obviously painstakingly studied tapes of Kennedy as his mannerisms were spot on and Culp as Bobby was completely fantastic. I had to look twice to check it wasnt actually Bobby Kennedy he had the mannerisms, attitude and even the voice off perfectly.
All in all this is a highly enjoyable film about a fascinating time that hasnt been ruined by the embellishments and fantascism of Hollywood! Well worth a look!
The world really did hold it's breath, October 1962, the Russians were
setting up nuclear launch sites on America's doorstep, 'Cuba' leading
to perhaps the most dangerous stand-off between the worlds major powers
'Russia' and 'America'
'John F Kennedy and his brother 'Bobby' along with special assistant
'Kenneth O'Donnell' and a host of political and military advisers struggle
to find a solution and hold their nerve as the threat of nuclear was
seemingly imminent and unavoidable.....the threat was truly real.
J.F.K and his team had to find a way to persuade 'Secretary Nikita Khrushchev'
to remove the warheads from 'Fidel Castro's' communist 'Cuba'
Among the options, 'First Strike' advised by some of the U.S military staff,
this option, to destroy the weapons in Cuba would almost certainly trigger
a nuclear apocalypse, a deadly WW3.
J.F.K. gambles that the Russians do not really want this, the biggest gamble
the world has ever seen.
A clever use of occasional Black and White sequences to create the atmosphere
of those times.
The film is perhaps one of the most dramatic and intense accounts of a significant
historical event ever brought to screen.
The World was on the brink of a nuclear apocalypse, though I was a mere Teen back
then, it was an impossible issue to ignore, we did expect a war.
The picture and sound quality is good on this year 2000 drama.
The Blu-Ray version is currently available on 'Amazon' via both U.S and German
traders, I bought the U.Read more ›
October 1962, for 13 days the American government fought to avert a nuclear war when it was discovered that the Soviet Union had deployed nuclear missiles in Cuba. This is that story.
Many superlatives can be chucked at Thirteen Days, and all are viable. In simple terms it's an intelligent and gripping political thriller, superbly scripted and performed by a cast firing on all cylinders. It's a treat to find a film of this type that educates while it pitches you into a world of political intrigue, to provoke real life thoughts even as the suspense takes a hold. Yes it's talky, of course it is, but these conversations are real and riveting. And while there's not a duff performance in the acting pack, Bruce Greenwood deserves special praise. He is the leader, the fulcrum, there's not a false note by him, JFK becoming the role he was born to play.
Superlatives were invented for films like Thirteen Days. Assuredly so. 9.5/10
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