Get Rich or Die Tryin'

User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 121 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 121
  2. Negative: 56 out of 121

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  1. BenM.
    Nov 8, 2005
    4
    The opening scene is pretty good, but it's downhill from there. Terence Howard as Bama is the best thing is this film, he steals the movie.
  2. Eduardo
    Nov 9, 2005
    5
    The bass rattling the rearview mirror in the credit sequence is as good as it got. They should of cast Lil Dice from City of God to play Fiddy when he was a kid. I walked away from this movie thinking that Terrance Howard needs an Oscar nod for Hustle and Flow.
  3. Spongeee
    Nov 30, 2005
    6
    Its an OK movie except for the script. Very badly written through and through. The acting is not bad at all, just wish the there were better characters. Story is so-so and its not an all out violent mess like the media makes it to be. To my suprise it didnt' feel like a 2 hour movie...so it has its ups as well.
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. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    60
    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.