Outsourced - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Outsourced Reviews

Page 1 of 3
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
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
September 30, 2007
Based on a script by George Wing ("50 First Dates"), co-writer/director John Jeffcoat's struggles with timing and tone are the main drawbacks to this mini cinematic vacation to Mumbai, Bombay.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
Drew Toal
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 21, 2007
Problems emerge as the lightweight vibe eventually becomes oppressive...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 2/5
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
September 27, 2007
A dreadfully obvious and predictable romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
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
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
August 29, 2008
In cheese terms, it's pretty mild.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
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
Top Critic
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
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
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-
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.
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
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
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
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
Top Critic
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
Page 1 of 3