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Outsourced…is a wonderful surprise…the filmmakers treat Todd’s story as a springboard for a smart look at the effect of cultural difference on work, friendship and love, and the global economy’s impact on national and personal identity…Outsourced may be unique: a charming culture-clash romance that could be taught in business schools.”
New York Times

“(Outsourced) 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…And in a time when the word "chemistry" is lightly bandied about, what they generate is the real thing.”
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

“The subject matter is a natural for director John Jeffcoat, who co-wrote the script with George Wing. Both are based in Seattle (as is the film's production company), a town particularly hard hit by losing employment to foreigners willing and eager to work for cut-rate salaries…The script is smart enough not to make the outsourced company in a high-tech field nobody understands. Instead it's a catalog business in patriotic knickknacks, bringing an inherent humor to the notion that somebody on the outskirts of Mumbai would be hawking them.”
San Francisco Chronicle

Outsourced is a thoughtful satire that looks at the human face beyond contemporary frustrations associated with the global economy….The gentle but illuminating Outsourced proves the story, as long as it's told well, never gets old.”
Seattle Times

“One of those unexpected gems that seems to pop up out of nowhere, Outsourced is a timely, topical comedy that mines the rich vein of globalization and its discontents with sharp, observant wit and a wonderfully light touch.”
The Washington Post

Outsourced is a sweetly acted and neatly executed social comedy. In its patience and affection, Outsourced is a movie Bill Forsyth might have tried - well, with "Local Hero," he did.”
The Boston Globe

Outsourced has all the charm and color of its made-in-India locations, yet it’s crafted – well-crafted – in accordance with familiar Hollywood convention.”
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“This is one of those infrequent movies that start out pleasantly enough, then by the end have you lying on the ground, paws in the air, tongue out, and tail wagging. It’s arguably more charming than Once…”
SF Bay Guardian

“Like most films of its ilk, Outsourced reaffirms good old American values.”
The New York Sun

“This unaffected charmer treats a hot-button contempo issue with old-fashioned grace and benevolent wit, rendering it a sure-fire word-of-mouth crowd-pleaser at fests, in first-run and on ancillary...Hamilton is the perfect aud surrogate, a stranger in a strange land who surprises himself with his own adaptability...Dharker now proves herself equally adept at light romantic comedy as the capable, passionate Asha. The chemistry between the two is natural and unforced.”

Outsourced is a crisp and precise cross-cultural comedy.”
David Chute, LA Weekly

“…the film succeeds because of its many charms, and you have to admire how an appealing love story also serves as a subtle examination of globalism…Outsourced doesn't try to resolve the issues it raises, but it should be required viewing in MBA programs.”
Crosscut Seattle

“The story is well written and filled with humor. Outsourcing is a part of life and this story brings it front and center. But the story isn't all there is to this movie. The characters are delightful and enjoyable to watch. Combining American and Indian culture is fun in itself, but how do you explain branding cows to people who put the animals on pedestals?”

“…the movie does a wonderful job of presenting the beauty of India, and the cultural faux pas of many Americans traveling to such different and exotic cultures…“Outsourced does for cultural differences, with humor, what Crash did with intensity and violence.”
Past the Popcorn

“If you are involved in any corporate culture that outsources work (which, I would assume, would include a majority of all big companies), or tend to find culture shock amusing, then this is for you.”
Headless Reviews

“…the filmmakers depict the Indian characters with empathy and respect; they're as puzzled by Todd as he is by them.”

“John Jeffcoat's feature debut signals a bright new talent in the ranks of American independent filmmakers. We hope that this award will help provide Outsourced with the audiences it deserves and recognize John as an emerging directorial talent to watch.”
Carl Spence, Artistic Director, SIFF, and Director of Programming, PSIFF

Outsourced has delighted audiences and critics alike in film festivals across North America and India. Though Jeffcoat acknowledged that he did not make the film for the Indian audience specifically, its honors attest to its wide appeal to Indian and mainstream audience alike.”
India West

“A wonderfully constructed comedy with just the right measure of comedy and social comment. Jeffcoat has made an excellent movie and Outsourced deserves all the Awards it receives. The Seattle Film Industry lives and John is its leader.”

“The buzz at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose is a movie that hits close to home for Silicon Valley. John Jeffcoat's debut feature, Outsourced, is a comedy that eschews stereotypes when a company man learns his job is being outsourced to India and agrees to go there to train his replacement.”
KCBS Radio

“Director John Jeffcoat knows his corporate world: how the word "offshore" is used as a verb, and what's meant by "improving the minutes-per-incident." But the incidents per minute here seem so fresh that they might have come from a sensitive and observant person's travel diary. Only a director who met India halfway could have made this movie.”
Silicon Valley Metro

Outsourced is a feel-good movie that captures the viewer's heart and takes it on a sweet and charming journey. Director John Jeffcoat moves his first feature smartly through the mire of global economic realities, past the struggle of male-female romance, inserting major cultural differences, and tells a humorous tale without missing a beat.”
Milpitas Post

“Here in the heart of the land that regularly gets outsourced -- the Silicon Valley -- the audiences have been just as enthusiastic about his comedy. Rousing applause and major laugher of a large, sold-out theater greeted it when I saw it here.”
Rotten Tomatoes

“You could tell almost immediately this movie was a winner. The crowd laughed, clapped, cheered — everywhere you looked, even in the dark, you could see people smiling.”
Palm Springs Life

“Jeffcoat and cowriter George Wing (50 First Dates) are careful in the film to portray Indian culture without stereotyping; as strange as Todd finds his new surroundings upon his arrival, to the Indians he has come to live and work among, it is he who stands out as odd.”

“Boy-next-door Hamilton shows lots of comic charm, and Dharker, as his feisty protege, has a smile that could light up Bombay. ... A winner.”
Toronto NOW Magazine

“Director John Jeffcoat stages his scenes with crisp wit and real human warmth. ... The combination of a smart script, agile direction and winning performances make Outsourced a success. keeps the audience guessing right up to the last scene.”
Toronto International Film Festival

“Viewers who love vicarious trips to other parts of the world through film will relish — and maybe, at moments, cringe —to put themselves in Todd Anderson's shoes.”
Daily Galaxy

“Simultaneously funny, informative and sweet. It moves along nicely, never dwelling on the drippy or sentimental and always throwing in a good laugh when it's least expected.”

Outsourced is a well-written crowd pleaser to watch for.”
Radford Reviews


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