Critic Reviews for Offshore
Hampered by a script that veers from infantile to ugly and a director who doesn't know when to say "cut."
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.
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.
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.
...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.
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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