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Thirteen Days

In Thirteen Days the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis is seen through the eyes of Kenny O'Donnell (Kevin Costner), the right hand man to American President John F. Kennedy (Bruce Greenwood). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 145
Theater Release: 12 Jan 2001
Video Release: 12 Nov 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Thirteen Days Rated PG-13?


Overall: B+
Aside from the profanity, this movie clearly illustrates to future generations the dangers of conflict and nuclear war. Religion is positively depicted. It also illustrates how poor communications can lead to disastrous results.

Violence: B-
Besides the tension of the crisis including heated moments in meetings and the theme of war, we see one plane get shot with no injuries, while another plane is hit by a missile resulting in the death of the pilot.

Sexual Content: A
Married relationships are shown between loving and caring spouses.

Language: D+
At least 1 extreme profanity (sexual expletive), 18 moderate profanities, 22 mild profanities, and 19 terms of Deity used as expletives or profanities.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B-
Typical for this era, many people smoke cigarettes. Social drinking, and drinking during a couple of very tense moments.

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