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Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some strong language
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Primary Audience:
Teens, Adults
Genre:
Documentary
Length:
1 hr. 33 min.
Year of Release:
2008
USA Release:
April 18, 2008 (limited—100 theaters)
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Featuring: Morgan Spurlock
Director: Morgan Spurlock
Producer: James Brabazon, Jeremy Chilnick, Korelan Cone, Adam Dell, Steven Dell, Stuart Macphee, Vincent Maraval, Agnès Mentre, Stacey Offman, Karen Pelland, John Sloss, Morgan Spurlock
Distributor: The Weinstein Company

“From the guy who brought you ‘Super Size Me’ comes the next great adventure.”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Morgan Spurlock tours the Middle East to discuss the war on terror with Arabic people.”


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Positive
Positive—While Morgan Spurlock didn't find Osama, he did present us with a great case to rethink our stance on the war on terror. I have personally asked friends who they think the terrorists are and their response was overwhelmingly, “Muslims.” Spurlock ventures into places most of us would likely never tread and I was very surprised to see how relatively well he was treated.

I feel this shows rather succinctly that Muslims are ordinary people like us. While I do not agree with their faith claims, I feel Muslims are no more dangerous than my next door neighbor. The real triumph of the film is how well Spurlock presented himself and possibly left a good impression of the west upon those he spoke with.

This film should inspire us as Christians to be the light unto the Muslims, not antagonists.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Good / Moviemaking quality: 4
—Paul, age 22
Movie Critics
…‘Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?’ serves only as a superficial primer for people who aren't likely to go see it in the first place.
—Jim Emerson, Chicago Sun-Times
…Despite its enticing title, the film is less of a search for Public Enemy No. 1 than an examination of the similarities and differences between Muslims and Jews, Arabs and Americans, terrorists and the rest of us. …
—Clint O'Connor, Cleveland Plain Dealer
…It is designed to charm rather than to edify. …Osama quest is a long journey that's short on accomplishment…
—Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
…ludicrously shallow…
—Stephen Schaefer, Boston Herald
…what happened to Morgan Spurlock's inquisitive nature?…
—Matt Pais, Chicago Tribune