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  • Summary: This hard-hitting drama stars 50 Cent as an orphaned street kid who makes his mark in the drug trade but finally dares to leave the violence behind and become the rap artist he was meant to be. (Paramount Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 33
  2. Negative: 6 out of 33
  1. 75
    A film with a rich and convincing texture, a drama with power and anger.
  2. For all its biographical truth, Get Rich's journey into a ghetto of hustlers, gangstas and mindless violence is all too familiar.
  3. 58
    Terrence Howard has stolen 50 Cent's thunder - and his lightning, and his storm clouds, too - twice in one year.
  4. 50 Cent sounds articulate in his raps, but as a lead actor, he talks like his mouth is filled with food.
  5. Hard-working to a fault, this is a movie that's all effort and no direction, a movie completely lacking in what its hero eventually finds -- a sense of identity.
  6. 40
    Broad across and rippling with muscle, 50 Cent mumbles his way through his hits.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 48
  2. Negative: 20 out of 48
  1. EricE
    Nov 11, 2005
    10
    Perhaps the best movie of all time.Along the lines of Casablanca or Gone with the Wind but not Citizen Cane.Mr.50 is perhaps the first natural born actor.Beating out Pacino , Deniro or Hanks.Might of been slightly better if Ron Howard directed. Expand
  2. DariusS
    Nov 17, 2005
    10
    I loved get rich or die tryin..Me and 50 grew up together but i moved away and he stayed in Jamaica.so we lost contact..so 50 big ups on ur movie and i hope to see u soon. Expand
  3. keithh
    Nov 18, 2005
    10
    OUTSTANDING MOVIE. 50 cent is awesome.
  4. ChrisD.
    Jan 16, 2006
    7
    There is bound to be negative reviews and i bet that most the people who have slated this movie had already made up their mind before they saw it. I was tahnkfully the opposite, afetr readin a few reviews in which it was torn apart i was going in anticipating 2hrs of 50 Cent showing off his bling and enhancing his gangsta reputation. I was pleasently surprised. The opening scene which combines some masterful directing by Sheridan and a Bass beating tune by 50 (I'll Whip Ya Head Boy) actually makes u think that the movie aint gonig to be that abd and the film is in capable hands. And it is. Sheridan carries it through with some surprisingly adequate acting by 50 Cent. Screen time isnt taken up by rapping which works well as when 50 does rap it has a greater impact. Good support acting make this an enjoyable. If you go into this with a clear mind and willinmg to except its a good advert for his soundtrack then you will enjoy this above average gangsta movie. Expand
  5. TimboD
    Nov 20, 2005
    1

    Lol, no he just didn't call him Mr. Cent, lol ! The movie sux lol.
  6. RappityRapBlingHipHopYoYoGatsCristal
    Nov 8, 2005
    0
    Wow can this guy not act or what? What a shameless, uninspired attempt to cash in on a hot-selling music "artist." This ghetto-to-riches storyline is way too familiar, and when the lead is outacted by his medallions, well... If you want to buy this guy's songs, go for it, but if you want to watch a movie there are so many other worthwhile films in the world. This is not a story someone was burning or yearning to tell, this is a bunch of managers and executives in a room trying to make money. See it for what it is and pass on this insulting attempt to make a rich man richer. DO NOT SEE THIS FILM. Expand
  7. TerranceG
    Nov 21, 2005
    0
    Fiddy is the worst actor I have ever seen star in a movie. The studio execs who greenlighted this garbage must have been high.

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