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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 scorpius
0
T2
na onrv
24
T1
na ktappe
9
T1
na Detonathor
0
T1
On one hand, it needs to be seen to be believed...but then you can't unsee it.
na frankswild
10
T1
na FallFoliage
10
T1
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 Optimus_mike
0
T1
It makes you believe again, doesn't it?
na msweller
20
T1
na oisteing
80
T9
na chiefg
0
T1
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 tyoda
0
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 Critic2010
37
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 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 tara
50
T4
na gunhaver
12
T1
na DMCrimson
1
T1
My God...it's full of stars...
na Eignarom
0
T1
na jimmynmu
17
T1
na Jake_R
32
T1
na admiralmpj
60
T4
na chesterfilms
5
T1
na Qwipster.net
30
T1
na Baelara
0
T1
na Skaffel
10
T1
na Marty
45
T4
na cloondog
0
T1
na IllegalCyrus
0
T1
na Nathan S
0
T1
lmao
na cryptosicko
25
T1
na iSean413
80
T5
na Bufo1944
70
T3
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 Kluuz
59
T1
na jgolden
10
T1
na mathiascz
10
T1
Nothing to say! I leave it without any comment! It cost me two bottles of whiskey.
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 Talyn Golic
20
T1
na Kimmie
20
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 lineuphere
0
T1
na gimli999
10
T1
na drslacker
30
T1
na dunetails
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 thesleepwalk
10
T1
Unbelievably terrible. Almost worth watching to be able to say you made it through...if you can manage.
na El Guapo
10
T1
na nausic
50
T3
na Bravopunk
15
T1
na cwratliff
90
T7
na Nday
0
T1
na chemtrails
1
T1
There is no scale created by human thought that can quantify how bad this is
na Kusanagi
40
T1
na Grizzlefoot
25
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 Schismchasm
1
T1
na SirVasil
0
T1
na ripvf
13
T1
na lostinlodos
59
T2
Has its moments.
na Manic_Ken
0
T1
na Beageal
37
T1
na Jeb
0
T1
Please....just don't watch it......
na MentalCritic
12
T1
na roguepixel
0
T2
na Hailey
60
T2
na Gusx1
30
T1
na DanseMacabre
50
T2
na spookey
0
T1
na Borelly
0
T1
na beckett
44
T3
na Wesfx
51
T1
na Shadrik
5
T1
na DesertPunk
32
T1
STIR STIR WHIP WHIP WHIP WHIP STIR
na nickwin_dk
10
T1
na Jeanie72
34
T2
na szech
0
T1
Unwatchable.
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 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 jsietsema
0
T1
na afcitrin
0
T1
na Tenletters
80
T9
na Elekoise
0
T1
na drcriddle
0
T1
na dacriz
0
T1
na chmod
1
T3
na mikecoolest
5
T1
na pavementSAW
75
T3
na dognamedfrog
80
T8
na Vandelay1
8
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 timvos
5
T1
na Dimentia
0
T1
WHAT THE HELL GEORGE LUCAS. WHAT THE HELL.
na moeru
20
T1
na sirperry
88
T9
na pianistry
0
T1
na Booster
45
T3
na timmytom
1
T1
na ME_Criticker
20
T4
na LordBeefJerk
20
T1
na ThePunisher
0
T1
na damil
5
T1
na Winston4th
0
T1
na vlqwo
5
T1
na davidnottm
30
T2
na botelhudo
0
T1
na Laplacian
10
T1
na dmarques
1
T1
I survived the star wars holiday special and all i got was this lousy brain tumor.
na Rigters
5
T1
na fedepia
85
T8
na Farzan
12
T1
yes, it is as bad as they say.
na spacekraken
9
T1
na Tyomega
0
T1
na cantaloupe
7
T1
na sarossell
50
T1
na trafford
1
T1
na JooJoo
2
T2
Attack of the Clones is worse.
na Travisbickle
45
T1
na pjalne
0
T1
na RealMacgyver
10
T1
na Keitarou
5
T1
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 Electronic6
10
T1
na karabe
20
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 Squin
0
T1
na Severian
0
T1
na htiman
40
T1
na dgannz
10
T1
na Filligan
0
T1
I want to die now.
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 npcdel
20
T1
na Lanhia
30
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 wavex
20
T1
na Nearphotison
5
T1
One point for Boba Fett's debut, four for Bea Arthur.
na volkanya
0
T1
na hekkon
20
T1
na jcdracula
0
T3
na thirtyframes
60
T1
na DaeSanye
1
T1
na imdb
38
T1
na Darbicus
5
T1
na shahness
18
T1
na emtilt
0
T1
Unwatchable.
na Jdiddy381
0
T1
na bigjeff822
89
T6
na Quesazilla
10
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 amecylia
0
T1
na schilders
2
T1
na eadwinn
1
T1
Trainwreck.
na niksan
1
T1
na rudolf55
0
T1
na capnmariam
98
T10
na Evan Waters
40
T1
na bellamyr
10
T1
Forget the Sith Lords - this is guaranteed to make anyone turn to the dark side!
na BOING
10
T1
na fizzy
5
na Holygrail2
5
T1
na cesarm
60
T6
na marntim
10
T1
na Invi
40
T1
na Rolad
50
T2
The animated sequence makes this worth watching.
na Arschloch
25
T2
na Jabberwocky
0
T2
na rottentomat
40
T3
na roger1
3
T1
na arsenmm
30
T1
na annaud
40
T1
na QtheAlmighty
47
T1
There are not words.
na Saintes
20
T1
20 only for animated movie with Boba Fett...
na Huus
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 Aiferrific
5
T1
na dirtyfilthy
40
T2
na riseoffall
1
T1
na lydia69
0
T1
na Tomero12
30
T1
na DrewTheDude
14
T2
Nothing will be more beautiful than a bunch of heavenly Wookies!
na Leland
10
T1
na wokelstein
30
T1
na ShitHappens
0
T1
um question....Why is there no Wookie translator....and 99.9% of it is...Wookies?
na kingofjew
44
T1
na anakyle
0
T1
na Trichuriasis
5
T1
na locutus266
0
T1
na daisylegs
0
T1
na MajorB
10
T1
i hope you like wookie porn
na nogs
35
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 Hangarl
0
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 Ununnilium
22
T1
na coffee
2
T1
na Arthur Katt
0
T1
na Indycoone
0
T1
na israndy
65
T1
Yikes!
na Omega
0
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 Prof. Sebby
20
T1
na m0nkeyhunter
3
T1
na saucyjack
14
T1
You'll feel braindamaged after watching it, but there are some redeeming qualities like Bea Arthur singing...
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 lojzik
20
T1
na jxc0207
67
T2
na nickabc
60
T1
na Darken Skye
0
T1
na JackDurden
4
na FTGE
3
T1
na KTK
1
T3
na the e
5
T1
na Ross
0
T1
na themadelf66
70
T4
na crimnos
0
T1
na doctorbu
40
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 Sheldrake
40
T3
na RNG
30
T4
na huebs
27
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 Cahadras1
8
T1
na grubi
13
T1
na podaddy
5
T1
na GentlyFeral
0
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 ewp805
10
T1
Ouch.
na Charlie
10
T1
NEVER AGAIN!!!
na El Pedro
11
T1
na spatters
0
T1
na Jazzaloha
5
T1
If you thought the Ewoks were bad, wait to you see the Wookie children. But the show is noteworthy for it's animated short, which includes Boba Fett. My guess is that this is single biggest reason fans had such great expectations for Boba Fett--way cool in this short--and partially why they were so disappointed when he finally appeared on screen in *Jedi*.
na Nursus
60
T1
na Kraven1905
1
T1
na erikasterup
0
T1
na givethanks
0
T1
na ScrumYummy
3
T1
na CRB9000
1
T1
na supergloo
1
T1
Arguably, positive proof that all the success George Lucas had with Star Wars was pure luck.
na jhsoby
0
T1
na pomattovich
28
T2
na Corganist
77
T7
na jasonasteele
5
T1
na Sockman
0
T1
Quite simply the worst film ever made. Even the prequels are better. Hell, even the commercials aired during the show are better.
na Svitska
0
T1
na Allocine
54
T3
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 Jarmann
10
T1
Where's me red cloak?
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