Stay Hungry
Stay Hungry (1976)

This comedy drama centers on a blue-blooded Southerner's attempt to buy a popular gym as part of a crucial real estate bargain. As he gets to know the gym's patrons, he comes to see them and their working-class existence… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 1976
DVD Release Date: May 18, 2004
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Underneath it all is a lurching and poorly defined film concept.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...if nothing else, the film is worth checking out for the sight of Arnold Schwarzenegger playing a fiddle.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

It has its slack spells, but Rafelson's sure feel for the inexpressible subtleties of emotional relationships is evident throughout.

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Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times

Totally laid-back, this all seems pointlessly unstructured, until you realise that's the way it's supposed to be: an endearing look at barbell bums who may never win through, but have fun trying.

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Christopher Null

dated and ultimately a bit baffling

Vincent Canby
New York Times

It is the sort of movie whose vapidity is exposed as soon as the clutter is removed.

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TV Guide

[A] moody, insightful, and frequently funny film ...

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A Bob Rafelson film about a young antihero struggling to make sense out of his life and find a new direction for it

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Owens
Originally wanted to see this movie just to see Sally Field naked, but I like most Jeff Bridges and Schwarzenegger movies too. I thought it was alright. It kept… More
Marcus Woolcott
...whereby Jeff Bridges plays a businessman who discovers the meaning of life from a philosophising Arnold Schwarzenegger.
jay nixon
Good performances by Jeff and Sally and Arnold is okay, his role doesn't really require much from him. Not a great film but an okay way to spend a couple… More
Dean McKenna
Very good friendly comedy-drama between Jeff Bridges, Sally Field and Arnold Schwarzenegger in a small gym and it looked like they were having a good time.… More