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|Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden|
Actors: Morgan Spurlock, Alexandra Jamieson
Director: Morgan Spurlock
Genres: Comedy, Documentary, Military & War
Morgan Spurlock, who hilariously Super Size-ed himself to take down the American fast-food diet, sets his sights on the country s biggest enemy in similarly comic fashion. Armed only with a hasty round of survival training... more »
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Damian M. (ratchet)
Reviewed on 3/11/2009...
A pretty good investigative travelogue-style documentary which takes Morgan Spurlock to several Middle East countries. Shown are sides of the people that live there not widely broadcast in American media. The best part was his trip to Israel which really shows the police-state the US is headed towards because of our foreign policy. In addition to that was the near-beating he received by the Jews for merely walking down their street! The only other time he came close to being assaulted was in Afghanistan.
Funny, Sad, Satirical, Captivating-- A Must See!
Jeannie G. | CT, USA | 07/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Morgan takes you places (the Middle East, N. Africa, Afghanistan) that most U.S. citizens would be afraid visit. He talks to common workers, college students, intellectuals, diplomats, U.S. soldiers, and the extremely wealthy. He gets invited to several of their homes. Just seeing how people live, what they think of us, what they want for their future, that would make a good film because these people will surprise you. It's also telling who rebuffs him, and it makes you shake your head both at his naive persistence and their attitudes. Morgan is very funny. He gets caught in some difficult, dangerous and absurd situations, and shows us something we didn't know about ourselves and others.
I don't usually like to watch a film twice, but I would see this one again in a heartbeat."
From McDonalds to Islam...
Arvin | USA | 09/15/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Oh Morgan Spurlock, what a great film maker. This movie was pretty good, in that it could have only used a bit more of the title in the film itself. While it did turn into more of a 'understanding of radical islam,' it still was very interesting. I think my favorite part is where he talks to a mosque preacher in Saudi who was railing against christianity and the USA; some very interesting thoughts there...Well, I definitley recommend this film to anyone who wants an educational and entertaining view of the middle east."
A wild yet mostly thoughtful ride
Viva | So. Cal. | 09/04/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Morgan Spurlock takes a wild ride through several Middle Eastern countries in a somewhat comedic attempt to find OBL, encountering people with varying points of view on terrorism, OBL's whereabouts, American foreign policy, and other issues of interest. Despite the funny video game elements and the crazy questions, there is a (mostly) thoughtful and serious undertone to all of this.
The facts are these: OBL has not been found, Al Qaeda is still strong and probably growing, the war on terror is not working, and current policies are not effective. Sowing more discord throughout an already troubled region is not going to help any of us now or in the long run.
This is not as strong as some of Spurlock's previous work, but it is worth a look for its relevant subject matter.