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63
Though entertaining, Spurlock's lighthearted approach doesn't work as well here.
63
Spurlock's intermittently entertaining travelogue ultimately reveals that people in disparate countries of different religions and wildly divergent ideologies are more alike than not.
63
Could as easily be called "Spurlock: Cultural Learnings Of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of America."
50
The Hollywood Reporter
Although he makes an amusing comic foil, Spurlock is ill-equipped to either evaluate or report on Middle East foreign policy. His methodology is disturbingly casual and conclusions woefully simplistic.
50
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Exasperating and goofy documentary.
42
A primer no one needed, Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden? should have been called "The Post-9/11 World for Dummies."
40
After a clever start, Spurlock turns self-serious, aiming to teach us something about our enemies and ourselves.
38
I was not a fan of Albert Brooks's "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World" (2005), but Brooks, at least, seemed willing to concede before it was over that his movie was a terrible idea. Spurlock seems opportunistically optimistic.
25
A film so self-centered that even the director's most dedicated stalkers might find it a bit too narcissistic.
25
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.
25
One of my critical brethren opined that this sort of dumbing-down and low comedy may be the only way to sell the public a movie about the Iraq war. If that's true, God help us.

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