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Outsourced Reviews

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Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
September 9, 2008
An indie crowd pleaser with a timely message, Outsourced is a kind of globalization lite romantic comedy, simultaneously touching on some fairly grim issues with a soft focus lens.
Michele Kenner
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 5, 2008
Sending jobs overseas, a hot-button issue for some Americans, gets gentle, good-natured treatment in Outsourced.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
August 29, 2008
In the hands of a lesser director, the secondary characters, including Todd's matronly Indian landlady, might have been mere caricatures. Smart production design and camerawork enhance the sense of authenticity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
August 29, 2008
A frothy romantic comedy that makes a serious point about the arrogance of treating human beings from around the world as interchangeable economic units.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader
August 29, 2008
A sweet if predictable variation on the premise of the ugly American, redeemed by Hamiton's dry performance, some nice comic turns by the Indian supporting cast, and a droll script by Jeffcoat and George Wing.
Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com
July 29, 2008
Outsourced left me satisfied if not exactly charged up; this romantic, fish-out-of-water comedy is an effective piece of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
July 17, 2008
No, it's not your meet-cute Reese Witherspoon/Kate Hudson rom-com, but if you're looking for a humble movie with a lot of genuine heart, Outsourced has more than enough to go around.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 14, 2007
Jeffcoat handles the ostensible cultural differences gingerly. The movie's approach to globalism is to play everything small and keep everybody human.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Bourne
Film.com
November 12, 2007
...even if we aren't pumping our fists in the air, we're rooting for the characters with an agreeable 'namaste' vibe that feels earned rather than forced upon us.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 27, 2007
A charming film about preconceptions, culture clash and love, Outsourced gives us a fresh perspective on overseas call centres.
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
October 15, 2007
Mixing astute cultural observation, character-driven comedy and a little romance, John Jeffcoat's Outsourced is a delightful look at how easily jobs can be cut and sent elsewhere.
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
October 13, 2007
An indie charmer that may become the sleeper of Seattle.
| Original Score: 3/4
Timothy Knight
Reel.com
October 6, 2007
A smart, low-key charmer.
| Original Score: 3/4
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
October 6, 2007
Its head may be in the sand, but Outsourced is a good-spirited idyll, an escape from reality, naive to a fault, and all but unconcerned with the troubles of the world but almost - almost - convincing in its innocence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
October 4, 2007
[A] smart and charming romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
September 28, 2007
If Ayesha Dharker and the Kamasutra are waiting for me on the other side, outsource me up, Spock!
| Original Score: 7/10
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Brian Miller
Village Voice
September 28, 2007
Outsourced has a gentle touch with the obvious fish-out-of-water touchstones.
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
September 28, 2007
The film's deliberate, carefully paced narrative can't obscure the sense of epiphany that permeates Outsourced.
| Original Score: 3/4
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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
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