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Based on 33 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Chicago Sun-Times
A film with a rich and convincing texture, a drama with power and anger.
63
On most levels his performance is as flat as his abs: very early Wahlberg.
63
Chicago Tribune
Sheridan's ensemble ensures that "Get Rich," the film, comes to life around the edges, if not at its center.
60
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.
58
Entertainment Weekly
Neither powerful nor interesting. It is a run-of-the-mill movie ''product'' developed as part of a 50 Cent marketing plan.
50
The film is shockingly light on music and heavy on crime scenes that play as bogus.
50
Missing a purpose.
50
Movie stardom is seductive, but 50 Cent and his fans will be best served if he sticks to to his day job.
50
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.
50
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.
38
New York Daily News
A gangsta rapper without fire in the belly isn't terribly interesting, cinematically or musically.

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