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Stay Hungry

Stay Hungry (1976)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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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

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Drama, Comedy

May 18, 2004

MGM

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (3) | DVD (8)

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

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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It has its slack spells, but Rafelson's sure feel for the inexpressible subtleties of emotional relationships is evident throughout.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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It is the sort of movie whose vapidity is exposed as soon as the clutter is removed.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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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.

October 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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[A] moody, insightful, and frequently funny film ...

August 9, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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...if nothing else, the film is worth checking out for the sight of Arnold Schwarzenegger playing a fiddle.

June 6, 2004 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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dated and ultimately a bit baffling

May 15, 2004 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

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

January 18, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Very much a product of its time, Stay Hungry is indulgent and only sporadically amusing, but kept afloat by a typically charming Jeff Bridges.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
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Audience Reviews for Stay Hungry

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.
October 30, 2008
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jay nixon

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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.
October 7, 2007
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Dean McKenna

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...whereby Jeff Bridges plays a businessman who discovers the meaning of life from a philosophising Arnold Schwarzenegger.
June 8, 2013
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