• PG-13, 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    John Jeffcoat
    In Theaters:
    Sep 28, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 2, 2008
  • Shadow Catcher Entertainment


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Outsourced Reviews

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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The film's deliberate, carefully paced narrative can't obscure the sense of epiphany that permeates Outsourced.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

September 28, 2007
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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The problem with making a movie on topical subjects is that by the time of its release, it can seem awfully stale.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

September 28, 2007
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Josh Hamilton gives a marvelously engaging performance in this fish-out-of-water comedy.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

September 28, 2007
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

September 28, 2007
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

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 Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

September 28, 2007
Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
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A wonderful surprise.

| Original Score: 4/5

September 28, 2007
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

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 Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

September 27, 2007
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A dreadfully obvious and predictable romantic comedy.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C-

September 27, 2007
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A tour de force comedy/drama about the positive effects of cross-cultural understanding and spiritual openness.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 5/5

September 27, 2007
Andrew O'Hehir
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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.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

September 27, 2007
Jason Ferguson
Orlando Weekly

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 Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 27, 2007
Kam Williams

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 Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 4/4

September 27, 2007
James Berardinelli
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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 Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

September 27, 2007
Harvey S. Karten

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 Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B+

September 24, 2007
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

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 Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 3/5

September 20, 2007
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Problems emerge as the lightweight vibe eventually becomes oppressive...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

April 21, 2007
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

A good-spirited and silly comedy that is firmly grounded in reality.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

March 8, 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 Source: JWR | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 6, 2007
Kim Voynar

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 Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 3/5

October 5, 2006
Eddie Cockrell
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This unaffected charmer treats a hot-button contempo issue with old-fashioned grace and benevolent wit.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 19, 2006
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