Get rich or die trying (15)

PUBLISHED: 12:17 20 April 2006 | UPDATED: 10:01 06 May 2010

MARCUS, an orphaned street kid, turns away from crime to pursue his passion of rap music. Curtis 50 Cent Jackson stars in the lead role in what is effectively a part-biopic of his own life. The film is well made, has a competent director in Jim Sheridan

MARCUS, an orphaned street kid, turns away from crime to pursue his passion of rap music. Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson stars in the lead role in what is effectively a part-biopic of his own life. The film is well made, has a competent director in Jim Sheridan, and 50 Cent is compelling to watch despite not being a great actor.

However, the film lacks two important ingredients, originality and depth and suffers slightly because of it. 3/5

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