Get Rich or Die Tryin' Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
September 1, 2009
Sheridan's surface vividness is applied around a vacuum
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
People behind the movie will no doubt get rich, but it's a shame they didn't try harder to make a better picture.
Kam Williams
January 9, 2007
50 Cent dies for our sins in disappointing screen debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 15, 2006
...a distinctly tedious piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 15, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
May 18, 2006
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
February 10, 2006
A better film than "8 Mile". An impressive debut for the coin-coined music superstar.
| Original Score: 3/5
Joe Utichi
January 22, 2006
Its real danger is that it sets a precedent for the director; if the price is right he's on board.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 19, 2006
You feel this film straining to be another 8 Mile, even as it never gets into the head of its central character
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matthew Turner
January 19, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 11, 2006
I don't feel totally satisfied with the emotional payoff, perhaps because it's so hard to associate with the characters, despite the fine performances. Fans, of course will love it.
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
December 9, 2005
Turns out Eminem is a better faux-gangsta than 50 Cent. Now run along and bust yo dope rhymes at a Bat Mitvah before heading back to your 18-bedroom mansion in Farmington, CT. You're so street, Curtis.
| Original Score: 4/10
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
December 6, 2005
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is utterly lacking in charisma ... His complete lack of presence is deadening to the film because he's in almost every scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Paul Salfen
November 23, 2005
Here's a guy that's sold crack, cocaine, robbed, stolen, and murdered and made millions rapping about it. And this is supposed to be the hero? Wait to rent it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
November 19, 2005
50 Cent digs deep. He just doesn't get there enough to demand that we fully commit to this tale of a tight-lipped drug-dealer-turned-rapper.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 16, 2005
A preposterous rags-to-riches story with a flat lead character that it's determined to raise to the level of a deity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
November 14, 2005
It's a quasi-authentic, simplistic, crime-and-rap story that become just romanticized, graphic gangsta violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
November 14, 2005
...Too few answers as to how 50 Cent became who he is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 14, 2005
No matter how accurate its rap-gangland narrative, there's little here that couldn't have been imagined by a screenwriter from suburban Des Moines...
| Original Score: 2/4
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
November 13, 2005
The 50 Cent Fan Club will fill the seats hoping to get a glimpse into their hero, but Get Rich never offers any insights into what drives the man and his music.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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