Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 33
  2. Negative: 6 out of 33
  1. A gangsta rapper without fire in the belly isn't terribly interesting, cinematically or musically.
  2. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    38
    Unstylized, inconsistent, unconvincing, and familiar to a fault.
  3. I expected Get Rich or Die Tryin' to be gritty, scary, maybe disturbing or thought-provoking. What I didn't realize was that it would be so dull that any other effect it could have made was wiped away.
  4. Reviewed by: Colin Kennedy
    20
    It's bad enough to ban on purely artistic grounds.
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 105 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 48
  2. Negative: 20 out of 48
  1. keithh
    Nov 18, 2005
    10
    OUTSTANDING MOVIE. 50 cent is awesome.
  2. BenTravers
    Nov 13, 2005
    8
    Solid, powerful film. A statement as much as his music is.
  3. BobS.
    Nov 11, 2005
    10
    Really good....50 cent is a great man.