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Get Rich or Die Tryin'


USA 2005, 112 minutes
Dir. Jim Sheridan
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Action/Adventure / Gangsters, R&B/Hip-hop

Topics: Biopic, African-American.


Aroview: Gangster-rap star "Fiddy" Cent (a.k.a. Curtis Jackson) tells the rags-to-riches tale of his Queens, NYC upbringing and how he saved himself from poverty through drug-dealing, but fell under the gun and ended up in prison.

Charting a grungier, more vicious path to hip-hop fame and fabulous riches than Eminem's 8 MILE, this achieves a certain level of street-cred with its distressing prison scenes and casual violence. Unfortunately, dollops of sentimentality and dangling plot points undermine dir. Sheridan's best efforts at authenticity, however compelling 50 Cent's musical creations.

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DVD Features

  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1

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