Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

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Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005) Poster

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




  • Pedro Miguel Arce in Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
  • Joy Bryant and 50 Cent in Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
  • 50 Cent at an event for Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
  • Pedro Miguel Arce in Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
  • Bishop Don Magic Juan at an event for Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
  • Jimmy Iovine and 50 Cent at an event for Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

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13 November 2005 | bcphilli
| Not the greatest movie of all time, but worth seeing
The criticism of this film reminds me of that received for Jarhead. People said Jarhead was not a war movie, and the Get Rich or Die Trying had to little to do with rap. My question is, why doesn't this make it a bad film? And to make one last comparison, this film way out did anything 8 Mile attempted (much more of a social critique).

The strength in this film is derived from it's black and white presentation of the "dope game" and how for fifty it was either sleep in a cellar, or buy a Mercedes. Sheridan did a good depiction of how selling drugs is an easy escape, a way to make you feel like a man. The best and most powerful scene in this film is when someone slips a razor blade in his solitary cell in order for him to kill himself. He remarks, "I thought about it". I also enjoyed the non-romanticized violence, and how the drug game was not altogether glorified.

The downfall of this film is it's over dramatized scenes, and it may be a little to long, however, a good critique of Black Urban society, and well worth your 8 dollars.

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Release Date:

9 November 2005


English, Spanish

Country of Origin

USA, Canada

Filming Locations

Showline Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,020,807 13 November 2005

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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