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Based on 28 Reviews
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  • 25
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    A film so self-centered that even the director's most dedicated stalkers might find it a bit too narcissistic. show more

  • 63
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    Though entertaining, Spurlock's lighthearted approach doesn't work as well here. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Spurlock's intermittently entertaining travelogue ultimately reveals that people in disparate countries of different religions and wildly divergent ideologies are more alike than not. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    After a clever start, Spurlock turns self-serious, aiming to teach us something about our enemies and ourselves. show more

  • 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. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Could as easily be called "Spurlock: Cultural Learnings Of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of America." show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Exasperating and goofy documentary. show more

  • 38
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    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. show more

  • 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. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    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. show more

  • November 10, 2008 Goalshark
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    This is one of the most interesting films in a long time. Morgan goes to several Middle East countries, including Afghanistan, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan to interview the average person on the street mostly to get their views on Osama Bin Laden. We get a glimpse of people in these countries to get their views on Osama including all ages, young and old. Some westerners may be surprised at the views of most people in these countries which is quite different than many people believe There is also a look at the topography and landmarks of some of the countries. If you want to see what people are like in these countries this film is hard to beat. This is a 10 star film.

  • May 22, 2008 shaanabanaana
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    Morgan Spurlock does a great job bringing the Middle East to light by touring through the area, talking to average people that live there and finding out their opinions on the war and Osama Bin Laden. He goes to great lengths to show what the people there are really like and how they really view westerners.This movie was both fun and enlightening, it's something everyone should go see.

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