Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden

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  • PG-13
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.5  (6,068)
  • 45

In the wake of 9/11, a question that lingered on everyone's mind was "Where in the world is Osama Bin Laden?" The documentary movie, "Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?" is an attempt by filmmaker Morgan Spurlock to answer this question. The movie takes us on a rollercoaster ride through the Middle East, where Spurlock tries to track down the world's most wanted terrorist. Spurlock, who gained fame for his documentary film "Super Size Me," sets out on a personal quest to find Bin Laden.

The film starts with Spurlock, who is expecting his first child, describing how he was motivated to make this documentary. He says that he wants to eliminate the fear and paranoia that surrounds the issue of terrorism. Spurlock argues that "we cannot fight terrorism until we know the motivations behind it." Therefore, his primary goal is to understand the emotion and psychology behind terrorism.

The movie delves into the psyche of the people of the Middle East, who have been most affected by the war on terror. Spurlock interviews several people, including a Palestinian family who lost their home due to the Israeli occupation, a group of young Egyptians who feel ignored and oppressed by their own government, and a man who lost his wife and child to a bomb attack in Lebanon. In all these cases, Spurlock tries to understand how the war on terror has affected their lives and how it has become a breeding ground for extremism.

The movie has several exciting moments, where Spurlock goes on a stealthy mission to track down Bin Laden. Spurlock even goes to Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province, a known stronghold of the Taliban and al-Qaeda. He meets with a man who claims to have seen Bin Laden in this region. However, the person later retracts his statement, highlighting the difficulty in tracking down a man who has been in hiding for over a decade.

The documentary also features appearances from several high profile people, including former President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. In one of the highlights of the movie, Spurlock confronts Cheney about his involvement in the Iraq War and the justification for the U.S invasion of Iraq. Cheney, who is known for his blunt and uncompromising demeanor, doesn't back down from Spurlock's tough questioning.

Despite the film's serious subject matter, "Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?" has its fair share of lighter moments. Spurlock frequently uses humor to defuse tense situations and lighten the mood. There is a moment where Spurlock goes to a market in Egypt to buy a Bin Laden t-shirt. The stall owner initially tries to sell him a picture of Mohammed Ali on the t-shirt but eventually relents and sells him the Bin Laden t-shirt, which is a hit with the locals.

Overall, "Where in the world is Osama Bin Laden?" offers an intriguing insight into the psyche of the people of the Middle East and the complexity of the war on terror. The documentary is not just about finding Bin Laden; it's about understanding why the world needs to find him in the first place. The film offers a thoughtful and nuanced approach to the issue of terrorism, and audiences are sure to come away with a greater understanding of the complexities of the issue. It is a must-watch for anyone interested in the subject of terrorism and the impact of the war on terror.

Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden is a 2008 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 45.

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    6.5  (6,068)
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