Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?
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Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?
With no military experience, knowledge or expertise, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock sets off to do what the CIA, FBI and countless bounty hunters have failed to do: find the world's most wanted man. Why take on such a seemingly impossible mission? Simple--he wants to make the world safe for his soon to be born child. But, before he finds Osama bin Laden, he first needs to learn where he came from, what makes him tick, and most importantly, what exactly created bin Laden to begin with. Following bin Laden's trail through some of the most dangerous places in the world, Spurlock encounters… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Complicated global problems require something a bit more challenging than this."
‑ Tom Charity, CNN.com
"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."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"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."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"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."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"Woefully small-scale, often misguided."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"Morgan Spurlock is a living, breathing cautionary tale. Take a good, long look, kids: This is what happens when society validates really annoying people."
‑ Jessica Reaves, Chicago Tribune
"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."
‑ Jason McBride, Globe and Mail
"Makes Michael Moore look like Marcel Ophüls"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"This film finds him becoming more sentimental, perhaps because of his new domesticity, but the film is still consistently entertaining."
‑ Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
"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."
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"A superficial primer for people who aren't likely to go see it in the first place."
‑ Jim Emerson, Chicago Sun-Times
"In his first film since Super Size Me, Spurlock tells you virtually nothing you didn't already know -- and, what's more, he does it with catchy videogame graphics and faux-naive man-on-the-street interviews that make Michael Moore look like Chet Huntley."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"There is room for a tough, journalistic documentary presented by someone who really did want to know the answer. But this isn't it."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"What makes it all work is how honest and grounded Spurlock is."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"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."
‑ Tim Basham, Paste Magazine
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