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The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
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Summary: Chewie and Han Solo are trying to get home to Chewie's family, so they can celebrate Lifeday. (imdb)
Country: USA
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na DaWolfey
28
T6
I don't see what the problem is with the Star Wars Holiday Special. The clue is in the title - it's a holiday special, so it was supposed to be a family entertaining special, probably at prime-time on TV. Throw in a few minor celebrities and a few musical numbers and you have something the whole family can enjoy! I didn't like it, but it wasn't as awful when considered as what it was.
na damil
5
T1
na RNG
30
T4
na ShitHappens
0
T1
um question....Why is there no Wookie translator....and 99.9% of it is...Wookies?
na Marty
45
T4
na gogokain
0
T1
I got a bad feeling about this...
na QtheAlmighty
47
T1
There are not words.
na BOING
10
T1
na Allocine
54
T3
na Dimentia
0
T1
WHAT THE HELL GEORGE LUCAS. WHAT THE HELL.
na Laplacian
10
T1
na spiritofeden
0
T1
na LordBeefJerk
20
T1
na Bailey74
8
T1
na mathiascz
10
T1
Nothing to say! I leave it without any comment! It cost me two bottles of whiskey.
na locutus266
0
T1
na Schismchasm
1
T1
na jimmynmu
17
T1
na nausic
50
T3
na Holygrail2
5
T1
na Detonathor
0
T1
On one hand, it needs to be seen to be believed...but then you can't unsee it.
na timmytom
1
T1
na Evolution
2
T1
If I had the same people and sets etc. to work with I couldn't have made a film worse than this if I tried.
na mewcifur
10
T1
na von krogh
0
T1
You know those people who say the Boba Fett cartoon in this travesty of a TV movie is "actually pretty good" or "not so bad"? They're wrong. It's as horrible as the rest. I can, without a trace of doubt, state that The Star Wars Holiday Special is the worst movie ever made. This is the point where George Lucas should have realized he'd created a monster.
na Hells Zargon
0
T1
Astonishingly abysmal, how anybody thought this was a good idea for a respectable series such as Star Wars I can't imagine. It's like a childrens pantomime, poorly put together, poorly planned, boring as hell and completely embarassing to watch. I couldn't bring myself to bear the full two hour viewing, I simply couldn't submit myself to any more of this voluntary torture. There are bad films. There are films so incredibly bad that you feel like projectile vomiting, but then there's this.
na pomattovich
28
T2
na Nursus
60
T1
na Cantstopdrew
20
T1
na FallFoliage
10
T1
na karabe
20
T1
na drslacker
30
T1
na spatters
0
T1
na Merv_Taylor
85
T6
Hilarious
na Pingy
68
T1
na Darken Skye
0
T1
na Invi
40
T1
na Hangarl
0
T1
na JooJoo
2
T2
Attack of the Clones is worse.
na Derekstar
10
T1
I....Wha-.... I mean, ask 10 people what the strangest part of the Star Wars Holiday Special is and you may get 10 different answers. Is it the searing family drama performed entirely in Wookie without subtitles? Is it watching lil' Lumpy watch an entire instructional video in real time? Is it the appearance of musical guests Jefferson Starship? Is it the inexplicable five minute Cirque Du Soleil dance break? No, the strangest part is Boba Fett riding a dinosaur.
na spookey
0
T1
na Cerebrus
0
T1
na Bufo1944
70
T3
na Winston4th
0
T1
na El Guapo
10
T1
na DanseMacabre
50
T2
na CinematicESP
2
T1
Both of those points go toward the kinda cool Boba Fett cartoon. Otherwise, this thing is an absolute bore. I'd like to know who thought any of this would be at all entertaining to watch.
na jwest
5
T1
na DallasSD
1
T1
na riseoffall
1
T1
na Komond
0
T1
George Lucas said: "If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every bootlegged copy of that program and smash it." That's exactly the same thing that proves it's a shit, and the same thing that will make any ill person have a morbid need to watch it, just to finally regret of being a curious human being.
na nickwin_dk
10
T1
na Filligan
0
T1
I want to die now.
na nickabc
60
T1
na Hawke
0
T1
na Corganist
77
T7
na RAMTHA
90
T5
na Jeb
0
T1
Please....just don't watch it......
na supergloo
1
T1
Arguably, positive proof that all the success George Lucas had with Star Wars was pure luck.
na VengefulKBM
0
T1
Do not watch it. Even out of curiosity. If you MUST, look up the Bea Arthur segment on YouTube, watch that, and pretend the rest of the movie is anywhere near as good.
na niksan
1
T1
na ewp805
10
T1
Ouch.
na onrv
24
T1
na oisteing
80
T9
na pavementSAW
75
T3
na Ununnilium
22
T1
na warrensm
12
T2
na PaulSandell
20
T1
na IllegalCyrus
0
T1
na sirperry
88
T9
na Risselada
45
T2
na Johnny6Gun
10
T1
Almost as bad as Episode II, but at least it has Harrison Ford in it. Oh yeah, Lumpy's in it, too. Everyone loves Lumpy.
na Barthalen
0
T1
So I accidentally took some acid mixed with cough syrup and then I fell down a flight of stairs and suddenly I saw these horrible looking Wookies who were screeching for what seemed like hours and Bea Arthur sang to me and some old four-armed transvestite was making me dinner and I saw recycled footage of A New Hope and what must have been 3 days later I woke up in a puddle of Bacta-fluid and my own tears.
na darthfrede
40
T1
na walmarket
10
T1
ITS SO BAD!!!
na dognamedfrog
80
T8
na Oliveira
10
T1
na erikasterup
0
T1
na pjalne
0
T1
na mwgerb
2
T1
Like any great sci-fi, this film asks the audience questions. Unfortunately in this case, they're questions like: What did I just watch? Why does Chewbacca's family have so much random technology? Why are they named Itchy and Lumpy? Why are there rock bands in the Star Wars universe? Can acting be more half-assed? Why does Chewbacca's dad have an orange singing girl fetish? Who do I blame for this crime against humanity?
na cwratliff
90
T7
na NBD Rab
0
T1
na haljordan2
1
T1
na Aiferrific
5
T1
na minutemusic
43
T1
na jsietsema
0
T1
na Svitska
0
T1
na Trichuriasis
5
T1
na ME_Criticker
20
T4
na jcdracula
0
T3
na eadwinn
1
T1
Trainwreck.
na jasonasteele
5
T1
na cardsfanboy
75
T6
na roger1
3
T1
na TrixRabbi
18
T1
Really funny at first but quickly overstays it's welcome and just becomes boring as all hell. Needs to be a communal viewing because on it's own it's pbbbbtttt
na frankswild
10
T1
na bigjeff822
89
T6
na dmarques
1
T1
I survived the star wars holiday special and all i got was this lousy brain tumor.
na jhsoby
0
T1
na Booster
45
T3
na dourface
10
T1
na ktappe
9
T1
na emtilt
0
T1
Unwatchable.
na thirtyframes
60
T1
na mikecoolest
5
T1
na juanpsala
1
T1
na OMGFridge
0
T1
Fuck you curiosity! Its worse than abysmal.
na Korsoh
10
T1
na drcriddle
0
T1
na DesertPunk
32
T1
STIR STIR WHIP WHIP WHIP WHIP STIR
na GentlyFeral
0
T1
na rudolf55
0
T1
na jrs71991
0
T3
na boredom
0
T1
na lineuphere
0
T1
na afcitrin
0
T1
na botelhudo
0
T1
na spacekraken
9
T1
na grubi
13
T1
na SirVasil
0
T1
na Shadrik
5
T1
na szech
0
T1
Unwatchable.
na Quesazilla
10
T1
na anakyle
0
T1
na RandallODim
10
T1
Watch it with friends and you might be able to deal, but it's just too interminably long to sit through alone.
na Beageal
37
T1
na minge
90
T8
na Talyn Golic
20
T1
na Jon
15
T1
Horrible
na ScrumYummy
3
T1
na Gusx1
30
T1
na Jorbes
0
T1
na columbusbob
45
T1
na donquixotic
0
T6
na KTK
1
T3
na RealMacgyver
10
T1
na shahness
18
T1
na Tyomega
0
T1
na Barkinson
10
T1
na FrederikA
0
T1
When I heard about it, I said "that's so dumb I need to see it". When I was 3 minutes into it, I shouted "Holy shit this is hilarious!" When I'd watched appx 20 minutes of un-subtitled wookie sit-com cross-cut with terrible 70s music-videos I found myself with shotgun barrel in my mouth...
na kingofjew
34
T1
na DaeSanye
1
T1
na Ross
0
T1
na saucyjack
14
T1
You'll feel braindamaged after watching it, but there are some redeeming qualities like Bea Arthur singing...
na Manic_Ken
0
T1
na Baelara
0
T1
na JohnnyZombie
0
T1
The fact that this is a Star Wars product and has not been released since the original airing should give you a hint as to how terrible it is.
na cutegirlbutt
65
T3
na davidnottm
30
T2
na psych0naut
10
T1
na Elekoise
0
T1
na maborosi
2
T1
na jambis
0
T1
na Crapface108
3
T1
NOTHING FUCKING HAPPENS IN THIS STUPID FUCKING MOVIE. NOTHING! I watched this with the Rifftrax commentary and that did not help one iota! WHY WOULD YOU MAKE THE MOVIE LIKE THIS? WHY WOULD YOU MAKE THE MOVIE SO MUCH NOTHING? WHY? WHAT HAPPENED TO MAKE THIS SO AWFUL? THIS WAS DURING THE TIME STAR WARS WAS AWESOME! WHY DID THIS SUCK SO HARD?
na jimmyjazz
35
T1
na admiralmpj
60
T4
na Skaffel
10
T1
na chitty
90
T7
na Rotten Users
20
T1
na Qwipster.net
30
T1
na bwpello
0
T1
Just.... No.
na TheAlliance
10
T1
I saved myself a lot of agony by watching the YouTube-5-minutes-version. Well, what is there to say... Chewy was amazing as always.
na KungFuDolly
1
T1
na janus
70
T5
Hardly unwatchable. Y'all're fuckin' pussies, apparently. As far as '70s TV variety shows go it's not even that bad. Regardless of intent, it humanizes people and things that can seem elevated and distant, like that photo of Barack Obama smoking a joint, or those creepy James Joyce love letters. On most days I'd rather throw this on than any of the prequels.
na GreatScott85
0
T1
I'm sorry, what? This still exists?
na CRB9000
1
T1
na jgolden
10
T1
na wavex
20
T1
na Omega
0
T1
na jxc0207
67
T2
na chiefg
0
T1
na MajorB
10
T1
i hope you like wookie porn
na mandonteven
20
T2
na Jeanie72
34
T2
na okayfrog
0
T1
I don't want to give a film a "0" score when there are 101 possible scores on the spectrum, but I really can't think of a single redeeming quality to The Star Wars Holiday Special. It does have all your favorite Star Wars characters and they all do absolutely nothing. I really wonder how the segments in this film were written. Is it possible for anybody to find this entertaining?
na Charlie
10
T1
NEVER AGAIN!!!
na tyoda
0
T1
na Cronos
10
T1
na dacriz
0
T1
na mnzeric
0
T1
na Optimus_mike
0
T1
It makes you believe again, doesn't it?
na Efrye
10
T1
na Zoltan
30
T1
na BurstBubble
0
T1
My ears are bleeding...
na Nathan S
0
T1
lmao
na msweller
20
T1
na Huus
0
T1
na Borelly
0
T1
na iSean413
80
T5
na Kimmie
20
T1
na lostinlodos
59
T2
Has its moments.
na roguepixel
0
T2
na Jdiddy381
0
T1
na ThePunisher
0
T1
na scorpius
0
T2
na trafford
1
T1
na amecylia
0
T1
na Travisbickle
45
T1
na torontodog
30
T1
This awful show foreshadowed the nonsensical second trilogy.
na Capn Kue Que
10
T1
na Hailey
60
T2
na vlqwo
5
T1
na DrewTheDude
14
T2
Nothing will be more beautiful than a bunch of heavenly Wookies!
na maddog
15
T1
You watch it with someone to make fun of it because it's so bad. It has no other value... just don't underestimate sitting down to make fun of it.
na lodevijk
0
T1
na CrazieCabbie
20
T1
na nanaimo
0
T1
na dunetails
0
T1
na moeru
20
T1
na imdb
38
T1
na dgannz
10
T1
na El Pedro
11
T1
na mhcj
0
T1
na Arschloch
25
T2
na chmod
1
T3
na DMCrimson
1
T1
My God...it's full of stars...
na DalekCritic
0
T1
na israndy
65
T1
Yikes!
na cesarm
60
T6
na Cahadras1
8
T1
na lojzik
20
T1
na cullen
10
T1
na Bravopunk
15
T1
na volkanya
0
T1
na Wesfx
51
T1
na Emren
10
T1
na Prof. Sebby
20
T1
na timvos
5
T1
na SteveAston
0
T1
na KasperL
0
T1
Definitely not one of those "so bad it's good"-type films - it's immeasurably worse! Truly beyond painful to watch. Don't do it. Don't even consider it. (Ever.)
na doctor7
6
T1
An obvious cash in of the worst possible type. It's just literally mind bending how anyone thought this was a good idea. It's so awfully out of character for every single Star Wars character involved. I honestly can't believe that this actually exists, let alone that I've seen it. Pure embarrassment for all involved I think is the only way to describe it. They should've just gone the full nine and had Vader give a round of high fives and knuckles to everyone.
na fedepia
85
T8
na ZachReviews
8
T1
An abysmal film. By no means is it good. However, it holds historical value for introducing us the Bounty Hunter that is Boba Fett, thus giving it 5 points. Plus 3 for Carrie Fisher looking extremely high throughout her scenes.
na marsnoir
25
T1
So bad, its good! Watch it with the commercials, to bring you back to a time when 'Made in the USA' meant for something.
na CloseFriend
0
T1
If you haven't seen this, you're probably thinking, "I'll watch it with my friends! We're gonna make fun of it!" Don't do it. The whole thing is so incredibly boring, awkward, and uninteresting that it's impossible to enjoy even on that level. Watching this will make you bored out of your mind and physically sick.
na annaud
40
T1
na CosmicMonkey
0
T1
"Abysmal"? "Horrendous"? "Painful"? The English language simply lacks the vocabulary to accurately and precisely describe how soul-crushingly awful this film is. I think I'll weep and cry in a corner now.
na daisylegs
0
T1
na chesterfilms
5
T1
na Vandelay1
8
T1
na tara
50
T4
na fenixdown
1
T1
na micmac•
29
T1
na wokelstein
30
T1
na Keitarou
5
T1
na redpatriot
30
T1
The actual "special" is pretty horrible, but the cartoon is actually really good. But man... Bea Arthur sings.. and Leia sings... and various wookies jump around and do household chores... this was REAL bad.
na the e
5
T1
na Kluuz
59
T1
na Pharley
2
T1
na chemtrails
1
T1
There is no scale created by human thought that can quantify how bad this is
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