Get Rich or Die Tryin'

2005 R 1h 56m DVD

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

2005 R 1h 56m DVD
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Determined to leave his criminal days behind, inner-city drug dealer Marcus pursues the one thing that inspires him -- rap music -- but on his life-altering journey, the aspiring artist runs into tough times.
50 Cent, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Joy Bryant, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis, Omar Benson Miller, Tory Kittles, Ashley Walters, Marc John Jefferies, Sullivan Walker, Serena Reeder, Bill Duke
Jim Sheridan
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating Not for kids
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that younger teens are going to want to see this movie. It includes frequent violence (shooting, stabbing, fist fights) and its consequences (loss of friends and family, funerals, desires for revenge and discussions of alternatives). The hero appears in the hospital, in emergency surgery, and near death, as the film flashes back to his birth in a diner. A woman is burned to death in her home (her killer claims to have raped her first, though we don't see this). The hero starts his drug dealing career as a child, shoots rivals, and is shot himself, in a brutal scene shown twice. Prisoners fight in a shower, showing naked bodies and bloody effects of stabbing and beating. One sex scene includes close-ups of body parts. Dialogue and lyrics include frequent cursing (including "f--k" and the "N" word).

Sexual Content

Sexual language and slang for genitals; two sex scenes (one implied, the second shot in softlit body-part close-ups); naked male prisoners fight in a shower (long shot on this scene holds for a couple of minutes, to show bodies in desperate struggle).


Shooting opens the film (brutal assault on hero, who then tells his story in flashback); multiple shootings, stabbings, fist fights, and one death by machete.


Frequent cursing (including f-word) and use of n-word, in dialogue and lyrics.

Social Behavior

Again, the hero is a drug dealer, though he learns to "express himself" in music rather than violence.


Young characters yearn for new sneakers; discussion of wanting money to buy shoes and other gear.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Hero is a drug dealer who goes straight; film includes smoking, drinking, and drug use and making.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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