Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 9, 2005
DVD Release Date: March 28, 2006
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it may be based upon 50 Cent's own life experiences, Get Rich Or Die Tryin' is too similar to many other rags-to-riches stories to resonate.

Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

50 Cent has some good moments, but other times he seems like little more than a blank slate.

Stephanie Zacharek

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.

Fernando F. Croce

Sheridan's surface vividness is applied around a vacuum

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

This thinly autobiographical gangsta odyssey never achieves liftoff, and Jackson is unconvincing.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Director Jim Sheridan and screenwriter Terence Winter have difficulty fashioning these events into a story that has a coherent point or purpose.

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Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

People behind the movie will no doubt get rich, but it's a shame they didn't try harder to make a better picture.

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John Patterson
L.A. Weekly

Even more problematic is the script's clumsy, sprawling architecture, Sheridan's clubfooted sense of pacing and his grubby, indistinct visuals.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

The story and action are serviceable, but there's very little spark in the wooden screen presence of the star and the dearth of subtext or style from the director.

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Kam Williams

50 Cent dies for our sins in disappointing screen debut.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Marcus: I'm a gangsta grandpa and I'm proud of it. "At the end of the day, what will you hold on to?" Get Rich or Die Tryin' is a… More
Lenny Muggsy
Where was G Unit in this film?
Eric Alvarez
Critics are trippin! A true come up story that is very real and very good.
Bobby Hobbs
I didnt think that I would like this movie, but evenwith no true major actors, the movie turned out great. Lots of action, drama, and it will keep your… More
Bethany Murphy
Brilliant biography! 50 cent is at his best with this film. Love the soundtrack! A definite must see!
Al S
What the fuck is this shit, you think they would have the decentcy to shoot him in the fucking head. Rappers dont need a motion picture made of there supposely… More