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Get Rich or Die Tryin' Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
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
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 9, 2005
Don't for a second think that we're meeting the next great rap star to become a movie star.
Full Review | 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
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 9, 2005
Sheridan's ensemble ensures that Get Rich, the film, comes to life around the edges, if not at its center.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
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
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
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
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
September 1, 2009
Sheridan's surface vividness is applied around a vacuum
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
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
Kam Williams
AALBC.com
January 9, 2007
50 Cent dies for our sins in disappointing screen debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
November 9, 2005
Thank goodness the movie, unlike its star, was only shot once.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
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
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
November 7, 2005
Plays like a contrived cross between New Jack City and Hustle & Flow.
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
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+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
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
Mike Ward
Richmond.com
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.
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
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
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
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
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
January 20, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 21, 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
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Houston Chronicle
December 6, 2005
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AV Club
December 6, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
January 20, 2006

BBC.com
January 24, 2006
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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