Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?

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There’s no doubt Morgan Spurlock is a brave man. In Super Size Me, the director subsisted on junk food for 30 days and suffered the consequences. In 2006, after finding out his wife, vegan chef Alexandra Jamieson (who features in his previous effort), is pregnant, Spurlock takes action–John McCain style–to secure a more peaceful planet for his unborn child. In Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden?, he gets his shots, works out, and takes a self-defense class in preparation for a jaunt through Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan to track down the Al-Qaeda fugitive (his itinerary neglects Iran and Iraq). With a child on the way, the $25 million reward holds some attraction, but video-game graphics, terrorist trading cards, and action-movie music underline the quixotic nature of Spurlock’s quest. Similarly, the movie itself is a mixed success. The humor that fueled his first film can fall flat when the stakes are higher. Pop-culture references and serious conversations with concerned citizens make for odd bedfellows. It isn’t that Spurlock disrespects his subjects, but that he tries harder to entertain than to elucidate, and his interviews merely reinforce the notion that people everywhere share similar concerns.

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  • Dorfus

    Zero laughs and goes nowhere. Arabic(?) required if you would like to know the answers to the questions. Why there are no subtitles is beyond me. Also one interview in French fortunately j'ai compris.
    2 Thumbs way down, but it did help me fall asleep.

  • Adrienne

    Needs subtitles

  • John

    Agree, this is not funny at all. Professor David Griffin says that Bin Laden has been dead since probably December 2001. Griffin is the world's prime expert in 9/11 research.

    The War on Terror is being used to wage wars, fill the coffers of the Military Industry and destroy the West's civil liberties, especially those of the United States.

    9/11 was an inside job and Bin Laden had probably nothing to do with it. He is a saudi arabian wahabist double agent.

  • beverly eckert

    The reason its not so funny is because there were no commercial plane crashes on 9/11 and the entire war on terror just like the WMD's in Iraq is based on staged murderous lies.

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