4.9/10
1,560
16 user 3 critic

Before I Self Destruct (2009)

A coming of age story about an inner-city youth raised by a hardworking single mother. When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize, he finds himself employed in a ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A drama centered around a promising football running back during his senior year in college.

Director: Mario Van Peebles
Stars: 50 Cent, Ray Liotta, Lynn Whitfield
Gun (2010)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A drama set in the world of gun-running.

Director: Jessy Terrero
Stars: 50 Cent, Val Kilmer, AnnaLynne McCord
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

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

Director: Jim Sheridan
Stars: 50 Cent, Joy Bryant, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Baby Boy (2001)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This is the story of Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years, even though he's got a child of his own. Romantically, he's having ... See full summary »

Director: John Singleton
Stars: AlexSandra Wright, Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson
Setup I (2011)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A group of friends become involved in a potentially deadly diamond heist.

Director: Mike Gunther
Stars: 50 Cent, Bruce Willis, Ryan Phillippe
Freelancers (2012)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops.

Director: Jessy Terrero
Stars: 50 Cent, Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker
Sugar Hill (1993)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Hardened, uncomprimising drug dealer Roemello Skuggs decides to quit his scumbag profession so he may start a new life with his girlfriend. However, he soon learns getting out is nowhere ... See full summary »

Director: Leon Ichaso
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Michael Wright, Khandi Alexander
ATL (2006)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

Director: Chris Robinson
Stars: T.I., Lauren London, Evan Ross
Jack's Law (2006)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

An undercover cop, accused of a crime he did not commit, regains his freedom and decides to take revenge.

Director: Gil Medina
Stars: Danny Trejo, 50 Cent, Houston Alexander
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
Paid in Full (2002)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience.

Director: Charles Stone III
Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Wood Harris, Chi McBride
Drama

A veteran is endowed with super powers after being falsely imprisoned and enrolled in a scientific experiment against his will.

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Clarence (as Curtis Jackson)
...
Sean
Elijah Williams ...
Shocka
Sasha Del Valle ...
Princess
...
Rafael
...
First Victim
...
Cedrick
...
Freddie (as Gabrielle Casseus)
Kar ...
Miss Jenkins
Carlos Franco ...
Jay (as Carlos Jones)
Los Jones ...
Jay
Shorty Red ...
Tiny
Eve Lora ...
Mrs. Ortiz
Tayuana 'T.J.' Jones ...
Ronette
Angel Lola Luv ...
Mona (as Angel)
Edit

Storyline

A coming of age story about an inner-city youth raised by a hardworking single mother. When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize, he finds himself employed in a supermarket. After his mother is tragically gunned down, Clarence (played by Jackson) is consumed by revenge and takes up a life of crime in order to support his younger brother. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

basketball | car | kick | bully | teacher | See All (16) »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, pervasive language and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Преди да се самоунищожа  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The directorial debut from Curtis Jackson (50 Cent), and was delivered with his fourth album 'Before I Self Destruct'. See more »

Soundtracks

Face Off
Performed by Tony Yayo
Produced by Dream Team
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A terrible movie in all respects
6 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

50 cent directed and starred in this movie because no one else would. The dialogue is terrible. The "plot" is disjointed. Narration was used very poorly. The sex scene was a joke. The target audience seems to be inner city youth and the message is to stay away from bad influences.

I guess when one's music career is not going so well one may be forced to find other outlets for one's creativity.

50 Cent has a lot to learn about film acting, directing, producing.....as a matter of fact, just stay out of it.

To the poor souls who are considering watching this on Netflix:Unless you hate yourself, do not waste your time on this junk.


5 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?