Outsourced (2007)

When the 32-year-old manager of a Seattle customer call center receives word that his entire Order Fulfillment department is about to be outsourced to India, his initial anger gives way to a newfound sense of wonder as he travels to Mumbai… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 28, 2007
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2008
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Outsourced is a charming and lighthearted comedy that appeals because of its timeliness and strong cast of likeable characters.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

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.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Jeffcoat handles the ostensible cultural differences gingerly. The movie's approach to globalism is to play everything small and keep everybody human.

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Prairie Miller

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.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

A frothy romantic comedy that makes a serious point about the arrogance of treating human beings from around the world as interchangeable economic units.

Mark Bourne

...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.

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Michele Kenner
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sending jobs overseas, a hot-button issue for some Americans, gets gentle, good-natured treatment in Outsourced.

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Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader

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.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

[A] smart and charming romantic comedy.

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Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

In cheese terms, it's pretty mild.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Not bad. I liked the setting in India, although I have to admit, it doesn't make me want to go there! Not glamourous at all, although some of it is… More
Dean L
When I began watching this film initially I was put off. It looked like a hackneyed attempt to inject comedy into a situation that has touched many Americans;… More
Matt Goodman
Todd: Your name is Manmeet? A few years before the now popular NBC show, Outsourced, it was first an indie movie. In this post I will compare and decide which… More
John Ballantine
A stupid little story about a white guy who goes to India to "fix" a call centre who becomes thrilled with the landscape and "goes native".… More
Thomas Johnston
I can see why this concept inspired a sitcom - very funny! A lot of over-the-top stereotypes, but funny none the less. A different romantic comedy that makes… More
Stephen Skudlarek
Not bad. Outsourced can be funny at times, but for some reason, I just couldn't empathize with any of the characters. I don't know why I felt this… More