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In this offbeat comedy, Jeff Bridges plays Craig Blake, a rich kid who works with a group of hard-living Southern real-estate men led by Jabo (Joe Spinell), who are buying up a business district in Birmingham, Alabama in order to clear the space and put in a new project. Craig is supposed to work out a deal to buy the Olympic Spa, a gym popular with local weight-lifters, but after spending some time at the club, Craig finds himself fascinated with the people there, especially Joe Santo (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a world-class body builder from Austria who sometimes works out in a superhero… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Underneath it all is a lurching and poorly defined film concept."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"It introduces us to sharply defined, rather odd characters and then lets them mix it up. The movie is episodic, and some of the episodes are brilliant."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"dated and ultimately a bit baffling"
‑ Christopher Null,
"It has its slack spells, but Rafelson's sure feel for the inexpressible subtleties of emotional relationships is evident throughout."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"[A] moody, insightful, and frequently funny film ..."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A Bob Rafelson film about a young antihero struggling to make sense out of his life and find a new direction for it"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"It is the sort of movie whose vapidity is exposed as soon as the clutter is removed."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"...if nothing else, the film is worth checking out for the sight of Arnold Schwarzenegger playing a fiddle."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Very much a product of its time, Stay Hungry is indulgent and only sporadically amusing, but kept afloat by a typically charming Jeff Bridges."
‑ , Film4
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