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
  1. 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. 25
    Staying Alive is a big disappointment.
  3. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    25
    Staying Alive, the sequel to John Travolta's "Saturday Night Fever," plays like wet cement. [16 Jul 1983]
  4. This one is clumsy, mean spirited and amazingly unmusical.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    20
    The bottom line is that Staying Alive is nowhere as good as its 1977 predecessor, "Saturday Night Fever."
  6. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    0
    Ill-conceived, pathetically realized follow-up to "Saturday Night Fever."
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 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 remember a terrible story. It's like something a cokehead would make and think it's good. Full Review »