5.1/10
37,546
285 user 97 critic

Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Popularity
4,334 ( 1,382)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON TV
ON DISC
ALL
6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ad

Genius (TV Series 2017)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A series which explores how patent clerk Einstein could not get a teaching job or doctorate in his early life, yet managed to go on to solve the secrets of the universe.

Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, Nicholas Rowe
Notorious (2009)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.

Director: George Tillman Jr.
Stars: Jamal Woolard, Anthony Mackie, Derek Luke
8 Mile (2002)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.

Director: Curtis Hanson
Stars: Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir
Friday (1995)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two homies, Smokey and Craig, smoke a dope dealer's weed and try to figure a way to get the $200 they owe to the dealer by 10 p.m. that same night. In that time, they smoke more weed and get jacked and shot at in a drive-by.

Director: F. Gary Gray
Stars: Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.

Director: F. Gary Gray
Stars: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell
Juice (1992)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Four inner-city teenagers get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as "the juice".

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Stars: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins
Next Friday (2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Uncle Elroy and Day Day owe money on taxes so Craig finds a way to steal from the next door neighbors to pay off the taxes so Uncle Elroy's house doesn't get put up for auction.

Director: Steve Carr
Stars: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Justin Pierce
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Marcus (as Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson)
...
...
...
Keryl
...
Justice
...
...
Antwan
...
Young Marcus
...
Sullivan Walker ...
Grandpa
...
Katrina
...
Levar
...
Junebug
...
Odell
Joseph Pierre ...
Uncle Deuce
Edit

Storyline

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Inside Every Man Is The Power To Choose. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content, sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

9 November 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hustler's Ambition  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,020,807 (USA) (11 November 2005)

Gross:

$30,981,850 (USA) (27 January 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

On the 8 November 2005 edition of Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), 50 Cent said that this film is "about 75% accurate". See more »

Goofs

During the robbery at the beginning, Marcus' handgun repeatedly changes from a Glock-17 to a Glock-19 depending on the shot. See more »

Quotes

Marcus: I'm telling you, I'm big in the hood right now, I don't even remember my name. They callin' me handsome!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Boondocks: ...Or Die Trying (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Know Officer
by 50 Cent, Jake One (as Jake Dutton), Lloyd Banks, Albert Johnson, Spider Loc (as Curtis Williams) & Mason Betha
Performed by 50 Cent featuring Lloyd Banks, Prodigy, Spider Loc and Mase
Produced by Jake One for Money Management
Lloyd Banks, Prodigy and Spider Loc appear courtesy of G Unit Records / Interscope Records
Mase appears courtesy of Bad Boy Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It isn't *that* bad.
18 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I don't see why everyone has such a problem with this movie - I thought it was okay, it wasn't the best movie I've ever seen, and it didn't have the best acting ever, but it certainly wasn't the worst movie ever.

The ending wasn't too good, but the movie wasn't too shabby, the storyline was good and it proved to keep me entertained for the full two hours. I learnt a lot about 50 cent during the movie, even though I'm not a fan of rap and/or 50 cent himself, I still enjoyed it.

The movie gives you inspiration, if 50 cent can go through a lot and come out of it a billion dollar rapper at the end, it makes you think that you could probably do something on the same level.

You don't have to like rap and/or 50 cent to enjoy this movie and read into it. If you enjoyed the trailer, don't let the bad reviews put you off, that's what I did, yet I liked the movie.


97 of 138 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?