Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?
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I don't usually like to watch a film twice, but I would see this one again in a heartbeat.
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.
So, after getting his inoculations, a little defense and survival training, some language lessons and tips on fashion, Spurlock is off and running on his journey.
He makes stops in Egypt, Morocco, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and, finally, Pakistan (where most experts believe bin Laden is hiding out, if, indeed, he's alive at all) and, in each of those places, he discovers that people are just people, regardless of their religious and sectarian differences, and that the vast majority of them want pretty much the same thing: to earn a decent living, to provide for their families, and to see their children grow up in a world where people are free to live at peace with one another.
Not that he doesn't encounter individuals who express support for bin Laden and al Queda and sympathize with their causes - just that such people appear to be in the minority, even in that part of the world.Read more ›
We first see Morgan preparing for his trip. He gets more injections than I could count; and he takes some training exercises to be able to protect himself against grenade bombs, would-be assassins and more. He also has to leave his pregnant wife behind him but he promises her that he'll be back in time for their baby to be born.
Once Morgan gets where he's going, he asks people questions. In fact, he asks a lot of questions. We get fascinating interviews with people on the street and there are more interviews with some other people who were kind enough to let Morgan Spurlock into their homes. Morgan frequently, if not always, asks them their opinion of America, Israel, Osama Bin Laden and more. We often see people saying that they have nothing against the American people; but wow, how they hate the American government.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This film does more to demystify the people of the middle east and Islamic terrorist than any other on the topic.Published 18 months ago by Nic Wester
Morgan Spurlock! He is very talented. I am a big documentary guy. I always try to get people to watch interesting documentaries but it seems nobody wants to learn anything. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is Morgan Spurlock's best film. If it sounded like an outrageous quest to begin with - Spurlock carries out his mission with conviction and does a serious and provocative job... Read morePublished on October 6, 2013 by G. YEO
This movie was much more than I expected. I was expecting to see a crazy guy traveling the world, looking everywhere for the "former" worlds #1 terrorist. Read morePublished on September 30, 2013 by Mr.NorthWest
I liked Supersize Me so much that i got this.
It is interesting but this attempt fails to be a great documentary in the likes of Michael Moores. Read more
I found this movie surprisingly profound and moving. I was expecting something more tongue-in-cheek and sarcastic even, something that was used to embarrass or expose, but that... Read morePublished on January 31, 2012 by bronx book nerd
The answer to "Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?" was "in a mansion in Abbottabad, Pakistan" but now the answer is "in a box, being crapped on my American soldiers".Published on May 1, 2011 by tj walker
"Where in the World is Osama Bin Ladin?" was made in 2008 and captures on film the Middle East's issues with hopelessness for young, jobless men, and the powerlessness of the... Read morePublished on April 27, 2011 by Loyd Eskildson
Watching Morgan Spurlock examine a topic like terrorism with the same light-hearted and cheesy humor he used in "Super Size Me" was at times entertaining, and other times... Read morePublished on February 12, 2011 by Justin J. Norman