Give Me Liberty Reviews

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January 8, 2020
That their cast of non-professionals and unknowns represents immigrants, minorities and the disabled in such a unifying and uplifting work is all the more reason to embrace an independent film that just might restore your faith in humanity.
November 25, 2019
As sharp as it is blunt, Give Me Liberty is a bravura piece of filmmaking. Although it's not always successful, it delivers a swift kick to an industry that has sidelined characters like these for far too long.
October 17, 2019
Give Me Liberty's biggest victory is in avoiding depicting able-bodied driver Vic [Chris Galust] as the shining knight-in-armor savior, or sacrifice the other actors as props to inspire able-bodied audiences
September 27, 2019
Those who demand at least a modicum of originality in exchange for their entertainment dollar won't be shortchanged by this divinely chaotic comedy.
September 16, 2019
It's the perspective of a thoroughly acculturated Russian immigrant who has nothing in life but his work and a crate of old vinyl.
September 15, 2019
In his first foray into filmmaking, Mikhanovsky exhibits a strong sense for personal connection and certainly plenty of ambition in his style.
September 5, 2019
"Give Me Liberty" is a must-see. Take some friends. Spread the word.
September 5, 2019
It's a ride that opens the door to a diverse and important community. With wonderfully raw and absorbing performances, this small tale is a rare treat.
September 3, 2019
This film is tremendous... What it pulls off is a little miracle.
August 29, 2019
A funny and charming indie with good performances by the non-professional cast.
August 29, 2019
"Give Me Liberty" is a full-blown farce on wheels, a master class in controlled, escalating chaos.
August 29, 2019
Mikhanosvky turns his camera on communities that are frequently marginalized in both film and in American society. Immigrants and people with disabilities are often ignored, rarely protagonists in films unless portrayed by a famous actor.
August 28, 2019
Deep down, we're all in the same boat - or the same van.
August 26, 2019
At once breakneck and tolerant, "Give Me Liberty" manages to be both rousingly Russian and touchingly all-American.
August 26, 2019
As the day deteriorates from erratic to near-disastrous, the collective ride shared between this inclusive cast of characters becomes not only a pleasantly-delivered dramatic and comedic experience, but a damn-near, compassionate one as well.
Top Critic
August 22, 2019
There are precious few victories to be found in Give Me Liberty, and yet the film feels victorious all the same.
August 21, 2019
Give Me Liberty functions as one of the most resonant portrayals of allyship, achieved through actual deeds instead of empty gestures.
August 7, 2019
An authentic heartfelt film about real people.
July 19, 2019
Frenetic to a fault, bordering on sensory overload, this is a van ride to be remembered.
June 17, 2019
Kirill Mikhanovsky's Give Me Liberty is relentless and altogether exhausting-but it's also a joyous, tender blast, a film that's entrancingly generous and democratic.
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