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Get Rich or Die Tryin' Reviews

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November 11, 2005
Jackson has the advantage of essentially playing himself, but he is consistently unable to rise to the challenge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 9, 2005
Don't for a second think that we're meeting the next great rap star to become a movie star.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 8, 2005
50 spends the film with one look on his face, and it's the look that you imagine a caveman would have when confronted with a cellphone.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 9, 2005
Sheridan's ensemble ensures that Get Rich, the film, comes to life around the edges, if not at its center.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 9, 2005
Get Rich or Die Tryin' will always be known as the 50 Cent movie. Not because of who stars in the film, but because that's how much it's worth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 11, 2005
This would-be blaxploitation blockbuster isn't about redemption through artistic expression or pursuing positive means to escape the fools' game; Get Rich ain't nuttin but bitches and money.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 1, 2009
Sheridan's surface vividness is applied around a vacuum
November 8, 2005
For all its biographical truth, Get Rich's journey into a ghetto of hustlers, gangstas and mindless violence is all too familiar.
November 8, 2005
A reiteration of the now-clichéd hip-hop rise-to-fame legend that duplicates the crime-to-rhyme formula of Hustle & Flow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 9, 2007
50 Cent dies for our sins in disappointing screen debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
November 9, 2005
Thank goodness the movie, unlike its star, was only shot once.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 10, 2005
Not a totally terrible film, but there is nothing to really commend or recommend in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 7, 2005
Plays like a contrived cross between New Jack City and Hustle & Flow.
November 8, 2005
50 Cent's fanbase might love this valentine to the rapper's ego no matter the quality, but other audiences might not be as forgiving with this half-realized urban fairy tale.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 11, 2005
Sheridan comes up with more than his share of superbly directed scenes, but the whole thing is a mixed bag.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 11, 2005
...a chaotic and seriously cliched rags-to-riches rap drama that feels more exploitative than it does explosively realized in its impulsive skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 9, 2005
Get Rich or Die Trying made me feel like an ambitious yet arthritic sheep - stuck firmly on the fence despite my best efforts to get off on either side.
January 22, 2006
Its real danger is that it sets a precedent for the director; if the price is right he's on board.
| Original Score: 1/5
November 11, 2005
For a rapper who's all about branding, 50 Cent should consider this: His excellent breakthrough record now shares a name with his middling movie.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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