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Outsourced Reviews

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
September 28, 2007
The problem with making a movie on topical subjects is that by the time of its release, it can seem awfully stale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
September 28, 2007
Josh Hamilton gives a marvelously engaging performance in this fish-out-of-water comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 28, 2007
It is a film bursting with affection for its characters and for India. It never pushes things too far, never stoops to cheap plotting, is about people learning to really see one another. It has a fundamental sweetness and innocence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
September 28, 2007
Pasteurized for mass consumption, Outsourced goes something like this: 'You crazy Indians!' 'No, you crazy Americans!' Laughter. 'Oh, we're all so wacky! But we have lots to teach each other.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
September 28, 2007
A wonderful surprise.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
September 27, 2007
The story of one man's inner self-discovery during his time in India, Outsourced is a fish-out-of-water tale of the distinctly white and schmucky kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
September 27, 2007
A dreadfully obvious and predictable romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 27, 2007
A tour de force comedy/drama about the positive effects of cross-cultural understanding and spiritual openness.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
September 27, 2007
I guess Outsourced is simply too bright and pleasant to become a huge hit, but it's a confident little genre film with near-classic charm.
Jason Ferguson
Orlando Weekly
September 27, 2007
Despite its direct, documentary-style title, Outsourced is a fluffy comedy that never sacrifices its lightness for its message. Even more notably, the reverse never happens, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
September 27, 2007
Engaging, unpredictable, hilarious and entertaining at every turn, this charming thoroughly modern romantic romp offers all you could ever ask of a cross-cultural comedy, plus it paints a plausible picture of the pitfalls of sending jobs overseas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 27, 2007
It's a celebration of cultural diversity and an affirmation that, despite differences in race, religion, and societal norms, people are essentially the same, with a lack of understanding being a key block to better relations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
September 24, 2007
If you've ever been baffled by the culture of another country, you'll have particular empathy for the principal performer of this delightful comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
September 20, 2007
What might have been a cheap imitation of the endless studio vehicles for top stars is, really, something that will entertain you with its own, rough-edged and more modest, merits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 21, 2007
Problems emerge as the lightweight vibe eventually becomes oppressive...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
March 8, 2007
A good-spirited and silly comedy that is firmly grounded in reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 6, 2007
Fun as it is, the film's greatest failure is to present a catalogue of stereotypes on both sides of the India/America divide which feeds the farce ... but foils any notion of social commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kim Voynar
Cinematical
October 5, 2006
Outsourced is a light, charming film that addresses the issue of outsourcing from a perspective a lot of Americans have probably never considered: That of the third world workers who both benefit from and are exploited by businesses seeking higher profits
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Eddie Cockrell
Variety
September 19, 2006
This unaffected charmer treats a hot-button contempo issue with old-fashioned grace and benevolent wit.
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Drew Toal
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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