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Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
Albert Brooks provides an inspired and comedic view of America's approach to other cultures. (Warner Independent Pictures)
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Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

2005
Comedy
1h 38m
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Avg Percentile 32.52% from 147 total ratings

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Rated 14 Aug 2007
35
13th
Rather boring.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
5
0th
This is far and away the least funny movie I've ever seen. I mostly watch comedies and I couldn't even identify more than 3 or 4 jokes--and of those, I laughed at none.
Rated 12 Dec 2006
68
20th
Not bad with some amusing moments, but lacks much energy or really anything special besides the concept.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
71
42nd
Not too bad, as Brooks himself is the butt of the whole movie. John Carroll Lynch stands out for me, as a State Dept flack who's a Brooks fan.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
32
21st
Smug, pandering garbage about the blind xenophobia if the Western World. Never as enlightening as it thinks it is, and the comedy never ever takes off.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
36th
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World may have its moments, perhaps enough to prove a worthwhile viewing for most that enjoy Brooks' style of neurotic humor, but it is marred by long stretches of laugh-less developments.
Rated 17 Sep 2007
50
22nd
decent
Rated 21 Oct 2007
7
4th
7 years later: i have no recollection of ever seeing this
Rated 04 Dec 2007
52
23rd
It was ok.. but I thought there was going to be more to this movie. Repeated jokes over and over nothing new i suppose.. I'm glad I know hindi, it was atleast enjoyable in that sense to me.
Rated 22 Aug 2010
20
9th
Had it's moments but not very many. Good concept, poor execution. Didn't even do anything special with cinematography. Why film on location if you aren't going to use it to your full advantage?
Rated 11 Nov 2010
20
41st
"Dumped by its original distributor because of its title, Albert Brooks's Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World should, instead, have been ditched for not being very funny." - Nick Schager
Rated 21 Sep 2011
60
26th
I spent most of this movie looking for comedy in this movie.
Rated 13 Apr 2012
70
48th
I can sort of guess why this never got a theatrical release in Denmark. That being said it isn't quite as funny as you might expect from the title, but it aims more for a sense of "quirky" that it actually hits pretty well. Though familiatiry with Brooks' work is a definite plus as I later learned.
Rated 10 Sep 2014
60
10th
It's an excellent idea, but simply not very funny. Brooks' schtick is enough for me to be entertained, but it is a little tired here. The best scene is where Brooks does a comedy routine for an auditorium of Indians, including an amazing subversion of improv comedy that I bet came from his original act 40 years ago. But he's bombing in the scene, so even then, it is hard to watch.
Rated 15 Nov 2016
55
29th
At the end, I was laughing at how unfunny that film was. A fatal sin for a supposedly 'comedy' film, but as well as that the whole film was really stilted and awkward with an unnaturally slow pacing. The acting was generally preety poor too, though Brooks and Carroll-Lynch were good. There was no real story and the ending was abrupt and incoherent, a number of plotlines were started but left hanging with no real resolution. I mean, he didn't even go to a Muslim country!

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