Staying Alive

Metascore
17

Overwhelming dislike - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 6 out of 6

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Critic Reviews

  1. The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    Reviewed by: Liam Lacey
    38
    Stallone's sequel has almost nothing to do with the original film except that it's about dancing; otherwise, it's Rocky IV with legwarmers. [16 Jul 1983]
  2. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    25
    Staying Alive, the sequel to John Travolta's "Saturday Night Fever," plays like wet cement. [16 Jul 1983]
  3. 25
    Staying Alive is a big disappointment.
  4. This one is clumsy, mean spirited and amazingly unmusical.
  5. 20
    The bottom line is that Staying Alive is nowhere as good as its 1977 predecessor, "Saturday Night Fever."
  6. Ill-conceived, pathetically realized follow-up to "Saturday Night Fever."
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. JohnP.
    Jan 18, 2008
    10
    Time has shown this to be one of the strongest sequels in film history. A must see!
  2. Geo
    Feb 27, 2008
    2
    I haven't seen this since I saw it in a theater in 1983. I plan on keeping it that way. I remember liking a few of the songs, but I also I haven't seen this since I saw it in a theater in 1983. I plan on keeping it that way. I remember liking a few of the songs, but I also remember a terrible story. It's like something a cokehead would make and think it's good. Full Review »