• R, 1 hr. 56 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Jim Sheridan
    In Theaters:
    Nov 9, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 28, 2006
  • Paramount Pictures


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Get Rich or Die Tryin' Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce

Sheridan's surface vividness is applied around a vacuum

Full Review Source: CinePassion

September 1, 2009
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.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
Kam Williams

50 Cent dies for our sins in disappointing screen debut.

Full Review Source: AALBC.com | Original Score: 0/4

January 9, 2007
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a distinctly tedious piece of work.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 15, 2006
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

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 Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 1/4

June 15, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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

May 18, 2006
Clint Morris

A better film than "8 Mile". An impressive debut for the coin-coined music superstar.

| Original Score: 3/5

February 10, 2006
Joe Utichi

Its real danger is that it sets a precedent for the director; if the price is right he's on board.

Full Review Source: FilmFocus | Original Score: 1/5

January 22, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

You feel this film straining to be another 8 Mile, even as it never gets into the head of its central character

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 2/4

January 19, 2006
Matthew Turner

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 Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

January 19, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

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.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

January 11, 2006
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

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

December 9, 2005
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

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 Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 6, 2005
Paul Salfen

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 Source: Supercala.com | Original Score: 6.5/10

November 23, 2005
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News

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

November 19, 2005
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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 Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 2/5

November 16, 2005
Susan Granger

It's a quasi-authentic, simplistic, crime-and-rap story that become just romanticized, graphic gangsta violence.

Full Review Source: Modamag.com | Original Score: 2/10

November 14, 2005
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

...Too few answers as to how 50 Cent became who he is.

Full Review Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas) | Original Score: 1/4

November 14, 2005
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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

November 14, 2005
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy

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

November 13, 2005
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