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: December 31, 2006
DVD Release Date: July 24, 2007
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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

... 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

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.

Christopher Null

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

Jette Kernion

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.
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