Give Me Liberty

critic Reviews

89% Fresh Tomatometer Score89%
  • Give Me Liberty expertly juggles resonant themes and a madcap series of events to produce a chaotic comedy with heart.
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    Ben SachsChicago Reader
    Wittily and dynamically, the film makes palpable the struggle to do well by people in need.
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    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    Those who demand at least a modicum of originality in exchange for their entertainment dollar won't be shortchanged by this divinely chaotic comedy.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    This film is tremendous... What it pulls off is a little miracle.
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    Justin ChangLos Angeles Times
    "Give Me Liberty" is a full-blown farce on wheels, a master class in controlled, escalating chaos.
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    Anthony LaneNew Yorker
    At once breakneck and tolerant, "Give Me Liberty" manages to be both rousingly Russian and touchingly all-American.
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    Matt FagerholmRogerEbert.com
    Perhaps I would've laughed more at [Vic's] plight if I wasn't busy having a panic attack.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    The multilingual screenplay strikes a balance between a deadpan sense of humor and a humane approach to compassionate coexistence that's both sobering and uplifting.
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    Barbara ShulgasserCommon Sense Media
    Quirky comedy about immigrants has language, violence.
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    Laura CliffordReeling Reviews
    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.
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    Jennie KermodeEye for Film
    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.
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