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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 Borelly
0
T1
na Nursus
60
T1
na Detonathor
0
T1
On one hand, it needs to be seen to be believed...but then you can't unsee it.
na Schismchasm
1
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 iSean413
80
T5
na mnzeric
0
T1
na Corganist
77
T7
na hekkon
20
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 haljordan2
1
T1
na snyder_rb
39
T1
na jrs71991
0
T4
na Farzan
12
T1
yes, it is as bad as they say.
na Cerebrus
0
T1
na chesterfilms
5
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 dmarques
1
T1
I survived the star wars holiday special and all i got was this lousy brain tumor.
na boredom
0
T1
na Invi
40
T1
na Colten97
10
T1
na Arschloch
25
T2
na jcdracula
0
T3
na Hawke
0
T1
na nausic
50
T3
na Zoltan
30
T1
na wokelstein
30
T1
na podaddy
5
T1
na fizzy
5
na Pharley
2
T1
na Ross
0
T1
na Tenletters
80
T9
na Elekoise
0
T1
na AJ_Raffles
0
T1
na jwest
5
T1
na DavidBlast
5
T1
I can't quite decide if this was a worse addition to the STAR WARS saga than the "Midiclorian" revelation in Episode one. Hm.. Right. let's stay positive here: The STAR WARS Holiday Special has ... uh.. no JarJar Binks. It does, however, have wookie families and.. singing... I think what I'm trying to say is that this is the movie equivalent of cancer.
na CRB9000
1
T1
na micmac•
29
T1
na FallFoliage
10
T1
na Manic_Ken
0
T1
na NBD Rab
0
T1
na timmytom
1
T1
na Saintes
20
T1
20 only for animated movie with Boba Fett...
na normalman
2
T1
This counts as a movie? Yikes. Anyway, the stories you've heard about this being the most horrible thing ever and embarrassing even by Star Wars standards? It's true. All of it. It's true.
na juanpsala
1
T1
na Severian
0
T1
na volkanya
0
T1
na XakkMaster
15
T1
For completists only. This had to have been created as something else entirely and only had Star Wars slapped on it because of the Box Office success of the first movie. The characters don't have any resemblance to characters in the Star Wars universe, other than physically. For the first 15-20 minutes you might find it "so bad it's hilarious," especially if you're watching it with a group, but before the half-way point (save for the cartoon) it becomes un-watchable and tedious beyond belief.
na mhcj
0
T1
na kurenai
60
T1
na wavex
20
T1
na jhsoby
0
T1
na szech
0
T1
Unwatchable.
na chemtrails
1
T1
There is no scale created by human thought that can quantify how bad this is
na mewcifur
10
T1
na emtilt
0
T1
Unwatchable.
na Allocine
54
T3
na Prof. Sebby
20
T1
na QtheAlmighty
47
T1
There are not words.
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 riseoffall
1
T1
na nickwin_dk
10
T1
na Rufflesack
0
T1
This is so terrible, there really isn't much else to say about it. I really didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I saw this.
na roguepixel
0
T2
na Cronos
10
T1
na torontodog
30
T1
This awful show foreshadowed the nonsensical second trilogy.
na Booster
45
T3
na youtellme93
2
T1
This movie should be used to interrogate prisoners, it's that bad. I managed 25 minutes before I decided I'd rather watch paint dry. How in the world did the cast manage to act through those lines? Shooting that must have been awful.
na huebs
27
T1
na Lanhia
30
T1
na drslacker
30
T1
na roger1
3
T1
na Jake_R
32
T1
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 JooJoo
2
T2
Attack of the Clones is worse.
na cryptosicko
25
T1
na gogokain
0
T1
I got a bad feeling about this...
na minge
90
T8
na jksterup
0
T1
na Hailey
60
T2
na nogs
35
T1
na darthfrede
40
T1
na Dimentia
0
T1
WHAT THE HELL GEORGE LUCAS. WHAT THE HELL.
na dacriz
0
T1
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 Bufo1944
70
T3
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 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 GentlyFeral
0
T1
na Oliveira
10
T1
na niksan
1
T1
na ShitHappens
0
T1
um question....Why is there no Wookie translator....and 99.9% of it is...Wookies?
na Korsoh
10
T1
na Arthur Katt
0
T1
na terrymac
11
T1
na FTGE
3
T1
na Kusanagi
40
T1
na Kimmie
20
T1
na columbusbob
45
T1
na Cahadras1
8
T1
na dgannz
10
T1
na SteveAston
0
T1
na MajorB
10
T1
i hope you like wookie porn
na losrasputin
8
T1
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 Kluuz
59
T1
na jsietsema
0
T1
na fuzzleshnops
0
T1
This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. If I could give it a negative score, I would.
na pianistry
0
T1
na Keitarou
5
T1
na cesarm
60
T6
na Qwipster.net
30
T1
na Baelara
0
T1
na Bluladder
50
T1
na Rolad
50
T2
The animated sequence makes this worth watching.
na Trichuriasis
5
T1
na MentalCritic
22
T1
na KTK
1
T3
na pavementSAW
75
T3
na Merv_Taylor
85
T6
Hilarious
na Nday
0
T1
na crimnos
0
T1
na jxc0207
67
T2
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 erikasterup
0
T1
na pjalne
0
T1
na ninjamonkey
4
T1
na thirtyframes
60
T1
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 Bravopunk
15
T1
na lapierre520
0
T1
na arsenmm
30
T1
na Pingy
68
T1
na ME_Criticker
20
T4
na IMDb-byvotes
30
T1
na eadwinn
1
T1
Trainwreck.
na bellamyr
10
T1
Forget the Sith Lords - this is guaranteed to make anyone turn to the dark side!
na psych0naut
10
T1
na supergloo
1
T1
Arguably, positive proof that all the success George Lucas had with Star Wars was pure luck.
na Bailey74
8
T1
na Indycoone
0
T1
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 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 DMCrimson
1
T1
My God...it's full of stars...
na rottentomat
40
T3
na Quesazilla
10
T1
na DaeSanye
1
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 cardsfanboy
75
T6
na CrazieCabbie
20
T1
na lodevijk
0
T1
na afcitrin
0
T1
na mikecoolest
5
T1
na jambis
0
T1
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 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 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 Leland
10
T1
na karabe
20
T1
na Jdiddy381
0
T1
na moeru
20
T1
na ScrumYummy
3
T1
na Tyomega
0
T1
na marntim
10
T1
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 spatters
0
T1
na lineuphere
0
T1
na Vandelay1
8
T1
na fenixdown
1
T1
na ripvf
13
T1
na cullen
10
T1
na m0nkeyhunter
3
T1
na Rigters
5
T1
na Holygrail2
5
T1
na jgolden
10
T1
na JackDurden
4
na Jarmann
10
T1
Where's me red cloak?
na walmarket
10
T1
ITS SO BAD!!!
na Risselada
45
T2
na daisylegs
0
T1
na oisteing
80
T9
na p00q
0
T1
na Ununnilium
22
T1
na spiritofeden
0
T1
na nanaimo
0
T1
na BOING
10
T1
na DallasSD
1
T1
na Sheldrake
40
T3
na drcriddle
0
T1
na El Guapo
10
T1
na Jon
15
T1
Horrible
na dunetails
0
T1
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 gunhaver
12
T1
na beckett
44
T3
na cutegirlbutt
65
T3
na DanseMacabre
50
T2
na Ytadel
20
T1
A terrifying, grotesque spectacle that manages to make a mockery of both Star Wars and Christmas. But Star Wars fans should probably see it, just to say they have. Carrie Fisher is out of her mind on cocaine in every frame she's in, which is hilarious.
na Charlie
10
T1
NEVER AGAIN!!!
na imdb
38
T1
na Capn Kue Que
10
T1
na bwpello
0
T1
Just.... No.
na spacekraken
9
T1
na ThePunisher
0
T1
na Gusx1
30
T1
na Aiferrific
5
T1
na locutus266
0
T1
na lojzik
20
T1
na Cantstopdrew
20
T1
na capnmariam
98
T10
na doctorbu
40
T1
na cloondog
0
T1
na ArkadyFalls
20
T1
na pomattovich
28
T2
na davidnottm
30
T2
na mathiascz
10
T1
Nothing to say! I leave it without any comment! It cost me two bottles of whiskey.
na chiefg
0
T1
na sirperry
88
T9
na KungFuDolly
1
T1
na admiralmpj
60
T4
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 chmod
1
T3
na annaud
40
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 DesertPunk
32
T1
STIR STIR WHIP WHIP WHIP WHIP STIR
na amecylia
0
T1
na Talyn Golic
20
T1
na PaulSandell
20
T1
na Winston4th
0
T1
na Beageal
37
T1
na Gauntlet
10
na Evan Waters
40
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 kingofjew
34
T1
na warrensm
12
T2
na sarossell
50
T1
na Travisbickle
45
T1
na Optimus_mike
0
T1
It makes you believe again, doesn't it?
na frankswild
10
T1
na Tomero12
30
T1
na Efrye
10
T1
na botelhudo
0
T1
na DrewTheDude
14
T2
Nothing will be more beautiful than a bunch of heavenly Wookies!
na x-human
8
T1
Carrie Fisher wasn't the only one strung out on cocaine during the making of this. It was certainly widely administered just to get the crew though the shoot. Should have been provided to the audience as well. Lucas slapped the Star Wars logo on everything else, why not on cocaine? [Rifftrax can't even save this one. While there is the occasional funny quip it's mostly just them whining about how bad it all is. They also break into giggle fits far too often. Avoid if you can help it.]
na Jeb
0
T1
Please....just don't watch it......
na mandonteven
20
T2
na Critic2010
37
T1
na saucyjack
14
T1
You'll feel braindamaged after watching it, but there are some redeeming qualities like Bea Arthur singing...
na npcdel
20
T2
na gimli999
10
T1
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