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Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Marcus has always known he was going to be a rapper, but when his mother is murdered, he turns to dealing and hustling drugs to pay the rent. As his world spirals out of control, he begins to apply the same manic intensity to his writing as he does to dealing; he has to write down his words to stay sane. For years, he endures this living hell until a tragedy that nearly kills him gets Marcus to change his life.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 16%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"50 Cent has some good moments, but other times he seems like little more than a blank slate."
‑ Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic
"This isn't Sheridan's most complex or richest picture, but there's lots of life to it: This is an unapologetically glossy pop product, powered by a strong, old-fashioned sense of B-movie melodrama."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"People behind the movie will no doubt get rich, but it's a shame they didn't try harder to make a better picture."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"Marcus sells dope. Marcus buys a gun. Marcus buys a microphone. Marcus goes to prison. Marcus gets shot. Marcus makes a movie about his life that no one goes to see."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Its real danger is that it sets a precedent for the director; if the price is right he's on board."
‑ Joe Utichi, FilmFocus
"This thinly autobiographical gangsta odyssey never achieves liftoff, and Jackson is unconvincing."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Director Jim Sheridan and screenwriter Terence Winter have difficulty fashioning these events into a story that has a coherent point or purpose."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"50 Cent dies for our sins in disappointing screen debut."
‑ Kam Williams,
"Embora limitado como ator, 50 Cent tem carisma para segurar o filme, que acaba falhando não em função do rapper, mas de seu roteiro convencional que soa como pálida imitação de 8 Mile."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"You feel this film straining to be another 8 Mile, even as it never gets into the head of its central character"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Even more problematic is the script's clumsy, sprawling architecture, Sheridan's clubfooted sense of pacing and his grubby, indistinct visuals."
‑ John Patterson, L.A. Weekly
"Sheridan's surface vividness is applied around a vacuum"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"...a distinctly tedious piece of work."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A better film than "8 Mile". An impressive debut for the coin-coined music superstar."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"If it's a rap-related rags-to-riches flick you want, check out 8 Mile or Hustle & Flow, both of which are ten times better than this."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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