Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?
Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 26, 2008
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53%



Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Morgan Sprulock's doc offers occasional insights but gets bogged down by the director/subject's gimmicky schtick.

Tom Charity
CNN.com

Complicated global problems require something a bit more challenging than this.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

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.

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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune

Morgan Spurlock is a living, breathing cautionary tale. Take a good, long look, kids: This is what happens when society validates really annoying people.

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Jason McBride
Globe and Mail

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.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Makes Michael Moore look like Marcel Ophüls

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Jim Emerson
Chicago Sun-Times

A superficial primer for people who aren't likely to go see it in the first place.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

There is room for a tough, journalistic documentary presented by someone who really did want to know the answer. But this isn't it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
I have no comment! I also have absolutely no idea why I give it 3 stars, because this movie is very funny, but the plot is... well, I don't even know if it… More
Cinema Films
Inspired by the question 'Where in the world is Osama bin Laden? Morgan Spurlock's hunt for the world's most elusive terrorist is quite a… More
Mike S
Unlike the similarily toned documentaries by Michael Moore, or even director Morgan Spurlock's previous film, "Supersize Me", I doubt this will… More
Marcus Woolcott
Documentarian Morgan Spurlock travels to the Middle East post 9/11 in search of answers. It is informative but ultimately doesn't tell us anything that we… More
Walter M.
"Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?" is an entertaining documentary that starts with Morgan Spurlock learning he is about to become a father for… More
Sarah Prisbylla
It was okay, but I don't think I'd watch it again.