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Offshore Reviews

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
May 25, 2009
By painting the downsized as a bunch of racist grotesques, Cheklich does a disservice to those Americans threatened with the very real prospect of suffering layoffs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
May 27, 2009
Michigan-based filmmaker Diane Cheklich's insipid, cheapjack dramedy -- about a flagging company's decision to outsource -- isn't potent enough to even be called a lukewarm-button movie.
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
May 29, 2009
Has an initially intriguing plot that's quite timely, but ultimately falls flat as a drama, socioeconomic critique and comedy with an unfocused screenplay that's often jejune and contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/10
Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine
May 29, 2009
What's cobbled together in Diane Cheklich's harebrained feature is a mishmash of desperate clichés and over-the-top depictions of Americans as vile, lazy recalcitrants who gleek racial epithets after each swig from a cheap beer or an oversized coffee mug.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 29, 2009
Hampered by a script that veers from infantile to ugly and a director who doesn't know when to say "cut."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 29, 2009
...we get a in depth look into Italian politics. But, you don't need to be familiar with that country's volatile recent years to enjoy a fine piece of filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Louis Proyect
May 28, 2009
Dark comedy about the effects of outsourcing on an American call center about to lose its jobs to Mumbai. The film offers no pat solutions to a problem that faces workers everywhere, but it does challenge us to think about a system that is involved in a r
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