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  • Actors: 50 Cent, Joy Bryant, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Omar Benson Miller, Tory Kittles
  • Directors: Jim Sheridan
  • Writers: Terence Winter
  • Producers: Arthur Lappin, Chris Lighty, Daniel Lupi, David Gale, Gene Kirkwood
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: March 28, 2006
  • Run Time: 117 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000E1NXB8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,793 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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  • A Portrait of an Artist - The Making of Get Rich or Die Tryin'
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Editorial Reviews

Marcus (50 Cent) has always known he was going to be a rapper. But when his mother is murdered, young Marcus turns to dealing drugs for New York crime boss Majestic to pay the bills. As dealing turns to gang banging, however, Marcus finds his life spinning out of control, eventually landing in prison. While there, he decides to quit hustling and dedicate himself to his music…but by turning his back on Majestic, he may have signed his own death warrant. Terrence Howard co-stars in this hard-hitting story based on 50 Cent’s transformation from gangster to rapper, an unforgettable ride from tragic beginning to triumphant end.

Customer Reviews

50 Cent did a good performance in his frist movie.
J-DUB
This is a great movie even if you're not the biggest fan of 50 Cent the person this movie is still a great watch because it is very, very good.
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All in all, Get Rich Or Die Trying, is not a great movie.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Wanda B. Red VINE VOICE on July 26, 2006
Format: DVD
Very loosely autobiographical, this film tells the story of the rise from hard beginnings of the wildly successful rapper "Fifty Cent," who plays himself. In the hands of director Jim Sheridan ("My Left Foot," "In America"), it also becomes a story of a man's struggle to find his father (or whatever his father symbolically stands for, his own identity perhaps) and to learn the value of family in his life. His mother is killed, and his childhood sweetheart taken away. Two characters who may be his father are feuding, and he ends up taking sides, ultimately becoming responsible for the death of one of them. As is usually the case in such hard luck stories, the hero Marcus manages to overcome long odds and win his way back to love and success.

As that plot summary suggests, the general story lacks originality, or a more flattering description would be: it has an archetypal appeal. I prefer the latter interpretation. I liked this filim better than the other reviewers here. To enjoy it you have to enter into the appreciation of rap music and specifically of Fifty Cent's deadpan mumbling style. He's a big overgrown kid, with a luminous bashful smile; at the same time, he is a dangerous gangster, a young man in his physical prime not afraid to trade on his charm. It's a charismatic combination, and Jim Sheridan does a good job of coaching Fifty Cent in the trick of conveying his innocence and his menace.

I also like this movie because it frankly crosses cultural lines, bringing ancient principles of storytelling and family loyalty to African-American gangster culture, interpreting this working underclass both to itself and to the rest of America. I think it's a big-hearted movie.

It's also a well made film.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Miller VINE VOICE on July 3, 2006
Format: DVD
I'm not a big fan of 50 Cent. I'm not even, particularly, a big fan of rap. But, I did like Eminem's "8 Mile" so I gave this movie a chance. It's got the same formula basically...Multi-platinum rap star stars in a fictionalized version of his life story, with an uplifting message, and an odd director. "8 Mile" was directed by Curtis Hanson (who has directed L.A. Confidential and In Her Shoes), this film is directed by Jim Sheridan who (in the past) has is Irish and white. You may remember Sheridan as the director of "In America." Anyway, it's hard to say what movie is better; "8 Mile" or this, both films are very different...Both films feature surprisingly superb performances. Curtis Jackson, better known as 50 Cent plays Marcus. We meet Marcus as he and his crew rob a small store; They all escape, but Marcus is subsequently shot on his way back home. The film jumps backwards as we see Marcus grow up with his loving mother, who happens to be a drug dealer, who ends up being killed. Marcus is sent to live with his grandmother, but ends up dealing drugs under the watchful eye of Majestic (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaie). But Majestic is just small time compared to Levar (Bill Duke, who looks like a black mobster), who apparently runs everything. Anyway as Marcus grows up he forms his crew, consisting of Karyl (Omar Benson Miller, who was part of Eminem's crew in 8 Mile), Justice (Tory Kittles), and Antwan (Ashley Walters). But, putting aside the drug dealing and everything; there's gotta be a love interest which comes in the form of a childhood girlfriend named Charlene (Joy Bryant, "London"). When Marcus ends up getting arrested, his life is saved in jail by Bama (Oscar nominee Terrence Howard, Best Actor "Hustle & Flow") who becomes a friend of his and ends up joining the crew.Read more ›
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Moss on March 2, 2006
Format: DVD
More like 3.5 to 4 stars...

Frankly I did not expect much from the movie, but when I went to see it in the theaters...I was suprised!! I read the critical reviews and saw that even Roger Ebert gave it is thumbs up. The movie is NOT Crash or Hustle & Flow, then then again it is not a John Singleton or Paul Haggis joint either.

50-cent is not an A-grade actor, but then who really expected him to be such. Apparantly the idiots who are bashing the film merely because they do not like RAP. If you hate RAP music, then why in the hell are you watching a RAPPER's film about his rise to riches in the RAP industry after breaking out of his hustlin' drug-filled post-teen years!! I mean D**m!!

I teach high school, and watched the film based on student's input...(I feel the need to keep in touch with the younger generation, YES). I can see how this might motivate a few of my "thugs" into reality. Yes, they idolize 50 (some hate him...snitch), but overall, the movie showed a positive moral message about WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. If you work hard at something positive, you gain something. If you work hard at doing something bad and illegal (easy cash), then you get what's coming to you...a quick DEATH.

I plan on buying the movie when it is released on DVD. I would put it right up there in league with "Paid in Full." Another movie that in which a rapper (Cam'Ron) plays a lead roll.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Pablo J. Quinones on March 30, 2006
Format: DVD
Ok where to begin.... to start off those who have negative things to say about the movie, about "oh it's so predictable" "50's acting isn't great' let's just put it out there. Movies that are based on the lives of others are usually predictable seeing as how they got to be who they are now. we knew 50 became a rich and famous rapper. How on earth did you expect the outcome to be different in the movie? and seeing as this is his first movie, acting will not be up to par with that of Will Smith. OK now that's done I can review this movie.

As you know this movie is somewhat based on the life of 50 Cent. the story unfolds as him looking back on his life. He narrates the entire movie, showing as to how he was brought up and life. the cast for this movie couldn't have been picked better. Terrence Howard acting overshadowed most of the otehrs by far. For the most part whenever him and 50 were in a scene together he took care of the acting for both of them. Not to say the other actors were bad. Joy Brant, Omar Benson Miller, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and 50 Cent's acting were all well done. Seeing as how this is 50's first movie you can't be to hard on his acting skills. It's just like making fun of someone who is just learning how to swim and is struggling.

The story itself was well played and written. Showing you how the drug world was operated and how people made it by day to day. And was only showed as predictable because it was based on a life people already knew about, even those who hate rap knew about 50's life for the most part. Many said it was a play off 8 Mile, and Hustle & Flow. It's be safer to say it was played off 8 Mile, but keep in mind that was also based on the life of someone everyone knew so the ending there 2 was predictable.
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