Live Free or Die
Live Free or Die (2006)

Taking its title from the state motto of New Hampshire, "Live Free or Die" is a deadpan comedy about a clueless, aspiring criminal named John "Rugged" Rudgate, who spends his days forging rebate coupons and selling… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 24, 2007
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40%
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43%


Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Live Free is a comedy of vastly diminished criminal expectations. That's the fun of it, and the frustration, too.

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Sean Axmaker
MSN.com

... 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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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

None of the movie's flaws negate its many remarkable little performances and casually insightful script.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

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.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

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

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Jette Kernion
Cinematical

A Will Ferrell/Steve Carell-style comedy that lacks the charm associated with those actors' films.

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Small-town indie crime comedy is short on laughs.

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Brian Zoromski
IGN Movies

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.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

[Live Free or Die] is a mildly entertaining little flick but a slight effort.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
A bit of a miss with me. I loved Paul and, of course, Zooey in their roles but the storyline left me a little flat. Needed more with Zooey to punch it up a… More
William Goss
Goofy small-time criminal farce isn't as funny as it thinks it is.
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Aaron Stanford, Paul Schneider, Zooey Deschanel, Juah Friedlander, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Kevin Dunn, Peter Anthony Tambakis, Michael Rapaport DIRECTED BY: Andy… More
shane haley
A little slow, kinda boring at times but Lagrange keeps you interested with his somewhat dim-witted comedy. Not enough Zooey by any means. I like the message… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Live Free or Die," John "Rugged" Rudgate(Aaron Stanford) is a legendary petty thief in New Hampshire who… More