Staying Alive Reviews

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Steve Grant
Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

All could be forgiven if it weren't for the soulless overall slickness.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
October 23, 2004

A slick, commercial cinematic jukebox, a series of self-contained song-and-dance sequences that could be cut apart and played forever on MTV -- which is probably what will happen.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John Ferguson
Radio Times
July 24, 2014

Not quite a career low for John Travolta -- Two of a Kind was still to come -- but one he nevertheless would probably love to forget.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
August 16, 2003

So horrific are the musical sequences in this movie that you'll swear you were having nightmares directed by Satan himself.

Full Review | Original Score: 29/100
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
May 27, 2003

More like staying dead...a monotonous and unnecessary sequel that has all the grace and flow of a greased hog on rollerskates

| Original Score: 2/5
Variety Staff
Top Critic
October 24, 2008

The bottom line is that Staying Alive is nowhere as good as its 1977 predecessor, Saturday Night Fever.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 27, 2003

| Original Score: 2/5
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
Top Critic
July 24, 2014

As always Travolta is urban gorgeous and very charming. The rest of the film is neither.

Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 20, 2004

| Original Score: 1/5
Chuck O'Leary
October 25, 2007

If not quite one of the worst sequels ever made, it's near the top of the list of all-time most disappointing sequels. Writer-director Stallone stupidly attempts to turn Tony Manero into a dancing Rocky.

| Original Score: 2/10
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 29, 2005

| Original Score: 1/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 15, 2004

Was this sequel really necessary? Nope.

| Original Score: 2/5
Leonard Klady
Movie City News
July 18, 2003


| Original Score: 1/5
Hollywood Bitchslap
March 25, 2003

The words 'directed by Sylvester Stallone' say it all.

| Original Score: 1/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 21, 2003

| Original Score: 0/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
November 13, 2003

Saturday Night Fever through the eyes of Stallone.

| Original Score: 2/5
Ali Barclay
April 17, 2001

This film constantly falls flat on its face.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
July 24, 2014

[Sylvester Stallone] pours lots of energy but little intelligence into scads of short, sweaty scenes more suited to the rhythms of cable-TV ''rock video'' than to the wide screen.

Janet Maslin
New York Times
Top Critic
August 30, 2004

A sequel with no understanding of what made its predecessor work.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Michael Dequina
December 28, 2004

| Original Score: 1/5
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