Live Free or Die Reviews

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
November 1, 2007
Small-town indie crime comedy is short on laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Axmaker
MSN.com
July 26, 2007
... low-key black comedy stars Aaron Stanford as a two-bit blowhard and small-time scammer swimming in the shallow end of the New Hampshire gene pool.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
July 20, 2007
just isn't very funny, too wrapped up in its wild plot and loser lead character to ever get around to delivering a punch line
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Zoromski
IGN Movies
June 25, 2007
The best aspect of Live Free or Die is its unpredictability. From Rugged pulling a gun out of a kitchen drawer to the sight of his rusty blue van rolling away without anyone inside, you never quite know what's going to happen next.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
April 12, 2007
None of the movie's flaws negate its many remarkable little performances and casually insightful script.
Jette Kernion
Cinematical
April 8, 2007
A Will Ferrell/Steve Carell-style comedy that lacks the charm associated with those actors' films.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 4, 2007
[Live Free or Die] is a mildly entertaining little flick but a slight effort.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 31, 2007
a lightweight film, sort of a less gruesome, slacker take on 2005's "The Ice Harvest" crossed with a common man's "Garden State," that is elevated by a cast that maintains interest when the plot lags.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Gary Goldstein
Reel.com
March 30, 2007
There are some solid chuckles in the lowbrow crime comedy Live Free or Die but they're not enough to sustain its slight story for a whole 90 minutes.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 30, 2007
Live Free is a comedy of vastly diminished criminal expectations. That's the fun of it, and the frustration, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com
March 30, 2007
The filmmakers have a nice grasp on the visual despair of the piece, and they use it wisely to augment the idiocy of the participants.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Joe Leydon
Variety
April 5, 2006
Very much like its hapless lead character, a small-town, small-time hustler who yearns to present himself as a dangerous outlaw, Live Free or Die tries too hard, to little effect.
Don R. Lewis
Film Threat
April 4, 2006
It just feels contrived when a good comedy like this should feel clever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
April 3, 2006
There are many small laughs, two or three big ones, and a lot of wide open space in between where the film ambles along unremarkably.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 24, 2006
Live Free or Die -- opens and closes zippily, but in between frequently stalls out, and the wannabe-hoodlum antics of Rugged and LaGrand -- play with diminishing returns.
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