FIND MOVIES
Movie List
Loading ...
or
Find Theaters and Movie Times
or
Search Movies

Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?

Nobody knows
By TOM MEEK  |  April 16, 2008
2.5 2.5 Stars
insideSHORTTAEKS_Osama_Dani
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN? Morgan Spurlock discovers that no one knows.

Last time we saw documentarian Morgan Spurlock, he was downing McDonald’s fries in Supersize Me. Now, because he’s due to become a father in five months, he’s decided to track down the world’s #1 terrorist so as to make sure the world is safe when his kid is born. The CIA, the FBI and the military haven’t found Osama, so why Spurlock? Well, he’s a bit of a self-aggrandizing schmo like Michael Moore, but he lacks Moore’s knack for satire and provocation. In his travels to all the hotbeds in the Middle East, Spurlock discovers what we already know: the US has an international image problem and no one knows the answer to the title question. He does poke his nose into some intriguing situations, such as the enclave of Hassidic Jews in Israel who seem the most militaristic bunch in the film. But a more germane question might be: why isn’t Spurlock home with his expectant wife? 93 minutes | Kendall Square + West Newton
Related: Spring brakes, What Would Jesus Buy?, Ways not to lose, More more >
  Topics: Reviews , Federal Bureau of Investigation, Terrorism, War and Conflict,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY TOM MEEK
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   GLOBAL CINEMA, LOCAL FLAVOR  |  August 08, 2013
    The 17th annual incarnation of the Rhode Island International Film Festival begins its weeklong run on August 6. The festival, which boasts more than 200 films from 65 countries, is a celebration of the cinematic arts with a campus feel and a focus on all things Rhode Island.
  •   REVIEW: SAFE HAVEN  |  February 14, 2013
    Somewhere along the way Nicholas Sparks went from being just a bestselling author of preachy schmaltz to a full-on franchise (he produces the movies of his books).
  •   REVIEW: FUN SIZE  |  October 31, 2012
    Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice ventures onto the big screen in this hokey Halloween misadventure.
  •   REVIEW: TAI CHI ZERO  |  October 24, 2012
    Mashup, hodgepodge, or remix — call it what you will, this kung fu odyssey from former action star Stephen Fung offers intermittent pleasures and freaky twists.
  •   REVIEW: ESCAPE FIRE: THE FIGHT TO RESCUE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE  |  October 02, 2012
    Matthew Heineman and Susan Frömke's documentary tackles a familiar topic but doesn't weigh in on the Obamacare issue so contentious in the upcoming election.

 See all articles by: TOM MEEK