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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The film is shockingly light on music and heavy on crime scenes that play as bogus. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Missing a purpose. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Movie stardom is seductive, but 50 Cent and his fans will be best served if he sticks to to his day job. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    If, like me, you were hoping for "Scarface" as a hip-hopera, I am sad to report that Get Rich or Die Tryin' has heat, but not sweep. show more

  • 38
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A gangsta rapper without fire in the belly isn't terribly interesting, cinematically or musically. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    For all its biographical truth, Get Rich's journey into a ghetto of hustlers, gangstas and mindless violence is all too familiar. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A film with a rich and convincing texture, a drama with power and anger. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    Sheridan's ensemble ensures that "Get Rich," the film, comes to life around the edges, if not at its center. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    On most levels his performance is as flat as his abs: very early Wahlberg. show more

  • 50
    Peter Debruge Miami Herald

    Unlike this summer's compulsively watchable "Hustle & Flow," Get Rich or Die Tryin' captures none of the thrill of finding your voice, recording a demo or landing a concert. show more

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