Staying Alive Reviews

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.

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.

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
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