Offshore (2009)

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 --… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 29, 2009
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

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

Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

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.

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Andrew Schenker
Slant 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.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

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.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...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.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

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.

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Louis Proyect

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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