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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.

Bullz-Eye.com
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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.
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
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
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
PopMatters
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
NewsBlaze
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
Mark Bell
Film Threat
April 22, 2008
Extremely entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
April 21, 2008
Intermittently funny, fitfully engaging and occasionally enlightening.
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 21, 2008
Spurlock is good company: a more likable, less abrasive, less manipulative Michael Moore.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
April 20, 2008
A Middle East primer for Americans who've been living in caves like Osama, delightfully juvenile entertainment for everyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 20, 2008
It's an odd mix that feels dumbed-down, but makes its point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 18, 2008
Given the fraught nature of U.S.-Middle East relations and the war on terrorism, Spurlock is understandably in over his head. Still, he is a genial host whose message urges cultural understanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 18, 2008
The director of Super Size Me shows something else -- guts -- in his sober-minded but comical, skeptical but never cynical documentary, Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?
| Original Score: 4/5
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
April 18, 2008
He's a decent fellow on a worthy quest, but despite the willingness to make a fool or, indeed, a target of himself, he never seems truly serious.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 18, 2008
Just by asking questions, Spurlock creates the opportunity for dialogue, and the responses are heartening in their diversity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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