Get Rich or Die Tryin' - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Get Rich or Die Tryin' Reviews

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Chelsea Bain
Boston Herald
October 21, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Clint Morris
Moviehole
February 10, 2006
A better film than "8 Mile". An impressive debut for the coin-coined music superstar.
| Original Score: 3/5
Paul Salfen
Supercala.com
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
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
November 12, 2005
Director [Jim Sheridan] was a good choice: he understands the story's theme and he captures the gritty feel of [50's] world without ever falling into exploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Keith Breese
Filmcritic.com
November 12, 2005
hindered by a lack of real depth ... but simply too compelling to dismiss
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

E! Online
November 11, 2005
Classy director Jim Sheridan steadily gets it all in and keeps it as real as the director of movies like My Left Foot can.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Danny Minton
Beaumont Journal
November 10, 2005
The honesty and grit of this film make it worth the watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
November 10, 2005
Surrounded by strong talent and the skillful director, 50 Cent shows a quiet charisma. He doesn't embarrass himself.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
November 9, 2005
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.
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
November 9, 2005
The improbable Jackson-Sheridan collaboration yields an immensely entertaining film.
| Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 9, 2005
The premise of Get Rich would be ridiculous if it weren't close to the truth and if the movie weren't refreshingly aware of its ridiculousness.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jane Stevenson
Jam! Movies
November 9, 2005
The rapper-turned-actor makes a credible acting debut in Get Rich Or Die Tryin' with the help of veteran Irish filmmaker Jim Sheridan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 9, 2005
Sometimes [50 Cent] could enunciate more clearly, but he does a great job of being a bad rapper early in Marcus' career. And most musicians will say that performing badly on purpose is one of the most difficult things for them to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
November 9, 2005
Mr. Sheridan understands the sudden, spasmodic nature of turf battles. Get Rich plays like a genre movie with a particularly skilled hand at the helm.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 9, 2005
At least he makes his priorities clear; it's not called "Make a Good Movie or Die Tryin'."
| Original Score: B-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 9, 2005
A film with a rich and convincing texture, a drama with power and anger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
November 9, 2005
I can't say whether 50 Cent can act, because it's not required of him. He has plenty of charisma, and is a natural force in this environment.
| Original Score: 3/4
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
November 8, 2005
A good introduction to the rapper and his music, but also an entertaining movie in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 7, 2005
This is a very strong film.
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
September 1, 2009
Sheridan's surface vividness is applied around a vacuum
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
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Time Out
June 24, 2006

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January 24, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 21, 2006
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
January 20, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
January 20, 2006

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
December 6, 2005

Boston Phoenix
December 6, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 6, 2005

Baltimore Sun
December 6, 2005
Beth McArthur
Georgia Straight
December 6, 2005
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Houston Chronicle
December 6, 2005
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AV Club
December 6, 2005
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