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Live Free or Die Reviews

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Eric D. Snider
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+
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
November 1, 2007
Small-town indie crime comedy is short on laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
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
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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+
Jette Kernion
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
Gary Goldstein
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
Don R. Lewis
Film Threat
April 4, 2006
It just feels contrived when a good comedy like this should feel clever.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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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Joe Leydon
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.
Brian Orndorf
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
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+
Sean Axmaker
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.
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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 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.
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