Remembering a forgotten decent film. More from Armond White. He's right about this bit:
So Thirteen Days is a little nostalgic; at least it hasn’t the sanctimony inherent in Traffic’s know-it-all, up-to-the-minute slickness. Critics have made a cause of the self-congratulatory Traffic. People won’t realize it until the fashion has passed, but Thirteen Days timelessly clarifies political behavior through the emotional investment made by private citizens such as Costner’s O’Donnell.I re-watched Traffic a little while ago and it is a pretty terrible film. Basically on par with Savages.