Live Bootleg received mixed reviews from critics. Most of them recommended it only to established fans of the band. David Denis, of Jesus Freak Hideout, gave the album 2.5 stars out of 5, writing that the album "does not hold up against their studio work. Most of the time, it feels underproduced, which in a way, constitutes the 'bootleg' feel of the album." John DiBiase, on the other hand, writes that the album "captures their live energy pretty well with its raw production and intimate presentation".