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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3 stars (Good Enough) A lit itttle too Hollywood for its own good, and ultimately self-serving for tough-guy 50 Cent, this remains a better film than it has any right to be. Sheridan directs; 50 supplies the music and melodramatic take on his rise to fame.~Tom H