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Mixed or average reviews- based on 104 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 104
  2. Negative: 47 out of 104

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  1. Feb 22, 2011
    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.
  2. Jun 8, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click expand 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. Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2013
    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. Expand

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 33
  2. Negative: 6 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Mildly engaging but very far from being for 50 Cent what "8 Mile" was for Eminem, this lurchingly structured story of survival against the odds looks to get off to a strong start thanks to the singer's large following.
  2. For all its biographical truth, Get Rich's journey into a ghetto of hustlers, gangstas and mindless violence is all too familiar.
  3. 50
    Parts of Get Rich Or Die Tryin' crackle with energy, vitality, and texture, like the prison-shower fight that descends into a weird sort of slapstick farce. But 50's leaden turn drags the film down. Scenes celebrating his personal and professional triumph ring hollow, since Rich never really gets under his skin.