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. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Colin Kennedy
    20
    It's bad enough to ban on purely artistic grounds.
  3. A gangsta rapper without fire in the belly isn't terribly interesting, cinematically or musically.
  4. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    38
    Unstylized, inconsistent, unconvincing, and familiar to a fault.
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 103 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 48
  2. Negative: 20 out of 48
  1. Nov 10, 2013
    9
    50 Cent was brilliant and Terence Howard was epic. Get Rich Or Die Tryin' is one of the best films of the year, period. Jim Sheridian has done a great job directing and 50 Cent rocks in acting. A story about ghettos, drug wars and violence that will effect a man's son. The raw debut by 50 Cent was perfect and the songs were great as well. People think its a waste of time and a negative society movie, but this film is hard hitting and powerful with sadistic violence that made me cry till the end. Such a emotional film that its excellent. The story is powerful and the ghetto story, goes deep down into the gangs of power. Portrayal was beautiful and acting was breathtaking. Maybe not for the soft hearted but for the lovers out there- Get Rich Or Die Tryin' is the most engaging films in history. Full Review »
  2. Jun 8, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. This movie was powerful, emotional and violent. So the 45 Cry babies who couldn't handle the film because of that go watch Princess Diaries or something. This movie is not suitable for everyone and won't hit a wide ranges of audiences, even if most of 50's fan base. It is a very hard hitting film espiacially when his mother is murdered. For someone who doesnt do any acting and is able to do this entire film I couldn't rate this low. Full Review »
  3. Feb 22, 2011
    10
    I thought it was a great documentary of his life. Yes there were something change to make it more interesting for the big screen, but the basic outline was there. It was also a good look into the streets and what goes on out there. Full Review »