Stay Hungry (1976) - Rotten Tomatoes

Stay Hungry (1976)

Stay Hungry




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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 differently, especially after falling in love with a lower-middle class girl.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Gaines, Charles Gaines, Bob Rafelson
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 18, 2004


Jeff Bridges
as Craig Blake
Sally Field
as Mary Tate Farnsworth
R.G. Armstrong
as Thor Erickson
Woodrow Parfrey
as Craig's Uncle
Kathleen Miller
as Dorothy Stephens
Fannie Flagg
as Amy Walterson
Joanna Cassidy
as Joe Mason
Cliff Pellow
as Walter Jr.
Mayf Nutter
as Packman
Clifford A. Pellow
as Walter, Jr.
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Critic Reviews for Stay Hungry

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

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

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 4, 2016
Radio Times

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

Full Review… | August 9, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Stay Hungry

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 me interested the whole way through moreso than I would've thought, and Sally Field was just plain hot when she was my age...still is for her age. It was a lot of fun seeing these three when they were young. I love that it's based in Alabama too, cause that's where I've lived all my life!

Jason Owens

Super Reviewer


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 of hours.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


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. Bridges is the best, Field is a revelation and Schwarzenegger radiates assurance and appeal in this upbeat film.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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