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Get Rich or Die Tryin' Reviews

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October 21, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 10, 2006
A better film than "8 Mile". An impressive debut for the coin-coined music superstar.
| Original Score: 3/5
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
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
November 12, 2005
hindered by a lack of real depth ... but simply too compelling to dismiss
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
November 10, 2005
The honesty and grit of this film make it worth the watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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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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.
November 9, 2005
The improbable Jackson-Sheridan collaboration yields an immensely entertaining film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
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
November 9, 2005
At least he makes his priorities clear; it's not called "Make a Good Movie or Die Tryin'."
Read More | Original Score: B-
November 9, 2005
A film with a rich and convincing texture, a drama with power and anger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
November 7, 2005
This is a very strong film.
September 1, 2009
Sheridan's surface vividness is applied around a vacuum
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