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Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 28, 2011
Shrinks the world situation to fit the mood of America and gets away with it. Candy-coated reality? Yankee vanity? Maybe so. But the sunniness is welcome.
Fernando F. Croce
August 26, 2009
Makes Michael Moore look like Marcel Ophüls
Peter Bradshaw
October 18, 2008
There is room for a tough, journalistic documentary presented by someone who really did want to know the answer. But this isn't it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Tom Charity
October 18, 2008
Complicated global problems require something a bit more challenging than this.
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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
October 18, 2008
Morgan Spurlock is a living, breathing cautionary tale. Take a good, long look, kids: This is what happens when society validates really annoying people.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 18, 2008
Spurlock's disarming, slightly goofy demeanor gets him out of situations that might mean trouble for anyone else. His films are always fun and even illuminating to watch.
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
September 19, 2008
This film finds him becoming more sentimental, perhaps because of his new domesticity, but the film is still consistently entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 1, 2008
What makes it all work is how honest and grounded Spurlock is.
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
August 22, 2008
Woefully small-scale, often misguided.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
August 7, 2008
Morgan goes out into the big bad, wide world as the naive and innocent everyman, asking the question of the title, but actually posing more complex issues - which address the human condition.
Tim Basham
Paste Magazine
July 21, 2008
At its best, Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? offers a simplistic look at a complicated problem. At its worst, it provides the same.
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Jim Emerson
Chicago Sun-Times
June 27, 2008
A superficial primer for people who aren't likely to go see it in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 4, 2008
Morgan Spurlock has crafted an entertaining, lighthearted look at the middle east.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
May 16, 2008
The film does offer a glimmer of hope that behind all the bellowing by politicians and thugs, there are millions of people in the Middle East who simply yearn for peace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Williamson
Jam! Movies
May 16, 2008
Spurlock approaches the state of the Middle East -- and therefore our world -- with an asinine every-dude-ness that isn't just simple-minded but wincingly self-absorbed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Jason McBride
Globe and Mail
May 16, 2008
Where in the world is Morgan Spurlock's head? Occasionally, during this exasperating and goofy documentary, it seems squarely on his shoulders. Most of the time, however, it's firmly lodged up another part of his anatomy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine
May 9, 2008
A frustratingly soft documentary that would sooner teach the world to sing than get to the bottom of the Bin Laden enigma.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
May 8, 2008
Entertaining documentary that subtly delivers an important message, while making some astute observations about American foreign policy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cynthia Fuchs
April 30, 2008
Spurlock goes home in time for his son's birth, but if there's an end of violence and distrust possible in the Middle East, it is not yet visible.
Prairie Miller
April 24, 2008
Spurlock draws some weird paternal parallels, subconscious or not, between Osama as the fugitive founding father of Al Qaeda, and his own possibly wayward, pre-partum depression, stressed situation as an imminently expectant, first time fugitive dad-to-be
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