Stay Hungry


Stay Hungry (1976)



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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.

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

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

Mar 26, 2009 | Full Review…
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It has its slack spells, but Rafelson's sure feel for the inexpressible subtleties of emotional relationships is evident throughout.

Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…
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It is the sort of movie whose vapidity is exposed as soon as the clutter is removed.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/5

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.

Oct 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 4, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

Aug 9, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Stay Hungry

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

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

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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
Jason Owens

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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
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.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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