Offshore
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Detroit-based filmmaker Diane Cheklich offers an intimate take on an international business trend in this office drama detailing the battle that erupts after an outsourced cubicle dweller is forced to personally train her replacements -- three ambitious young Indians who have been hand-selected to help get a small Indian call center off the ground. Fairfax Furniture CEO Derek Abernathy has a problem -- if he doesn't manage to cut costs quickly, odds are he'll be out of a job before he can blink. Desperate to save his own skin even if it means throwing his own employees under the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Hampered by a script that veers from infantile to ugly and a director who doesn't know when to say "cut.""
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"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."
‑ Matthew Nestel, Boxoffice Magazine
"By painting the downsized as a bunch of racist grotesques, Cheklich does a disservice to those Americans threatened with the very real prospect of suffering layoffs."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"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."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"...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."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"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."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"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"
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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