Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

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Critic 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.


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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.

Rating: R (for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content, sexuality and nudity)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Terence Winter
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 19, 2006
Box Office: $30.9M
Runtime:
Paramount Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Get Rich or Die Tryin'

All Critics (130) | Top Critics (35)

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

Full Review… | January 19, 2006
Arizona Republic
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This thinly autobiographical gangsta odyssey never achieves liftoff, and Jackson is unconvincing.

Full Review… | January 19, 2006
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 19, 2006
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Sheridan's surface vividness is applied around a vacuum

Full Review… | January 19, 2006
CinePassion

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

Full Review… | January 19, 2006
Film Journal International

50 Cent dies for our sins in disappointing screen debut.

Full Review… | January 19, 2006
AALBC.com

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