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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 israndy
65
T1
Yikes!
na snyder_rb
39
T1
na Travisbickle
45
T1
na Winston4th
0
T1
na roger1
3
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 saucyjack
14
T1
You'll feel braindamaged after watching it, but there are some redeeming qualities like Bea Arthur singing...
na Emren
10
T1
na moeru
20
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 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 Astfgl
50
T3
Worth watching just to say you've seen it.
na chmod
1
T3
na fenixdown
1
T1
na losrasputin
8
T1
na Skaffel
10
T1
na thesleepwalk
10
T1
Unbelievably terrible. Almost worth watching to be able to say you made it through...if you can manage.
na Huus
0
T1
na Filligan
0
T1
I want to die now.
na IMDb-byvotes
30
T1
na DriveShaft
75
na Barkinson
10
T1
na minge
90
T8
na Rolad
50
T2
The animated sequence makes this worth watching.
na Ross
0
T1
na El Pedro
11
T1
na dmarques
1
T1
I survived the star wars holiday special and all i got was this lousy brain tumor.
na Korsoh
10
T1
na Detonathor
0
T1
On one hand, it needs to be seen to be believed...but then you can't unsee it.
na fizzy
5
na jambis
0
T1
na QtheAlmighty
47
T1
There are not words.
na ninjamonkey
4
T1
na cardsfanboy
75
T6
na cullen
10
T1
na nausic
50
T3
na Jdiddy381
0
T1
na Corganist
77
T7
na jksterup
0
T1
na Baelara
0
T1
na Squin
0
T1
na rottentomat
40
T3
na LordBeefJerk
20
T1
na dacriz
0
T1
na drslacker
30
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 Rigters
5
T1
na Darbicus
5
T1
na podaddy
5
T1
na Pharley
2
T1
na Capn Kue Que
10
T1
na afcitrin
0
T1
na scorpius
0
T2
na huebs
27
T1
na Kraven1905
1
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 lostinlodos
59
T2
Has its moments.
na Evan Waters
40
T1
na timmytom
1
T1
na anakyle
0
T1
na Jon
15
T1
Horrible
na FTGE
3
T1
na beckett
44
T3
na Tyomega
0
T1
na Dimentia
0
T1
WHAT THE HELL GEORGE LUCAS. WHAT THE HELL.
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 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 Leland
10
T1
na pjalne
0
T1
na FallFoliage
10
T1
na KungFuDolly
1
T1
na thirtyframes
60
T1
na dognamedfrog
80
T8
na frankswild
10
T1
na jgolden
10
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 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 BOING
10
T1
na gogokain
0
T1
I got a bad feeling about this...
na Borelly
0
T1
na doctorbu
40
T1
na jsietsema
0
T1
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 ripvf
13
T1
na marntim
10
T1
na Trichuriasis
5
T1
na gimli999
10
T1
na Colten97
10
T1
na KTK
1
T3
na supergloo
1
T1
Arguably, positive proof that all the success George Lucas had with Star Wars was pure luck.
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 Schismchasm
1
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 Hailey
60
T2
na ewp805
10
T1
Ouch.
na wokelstein
30
T1
na SirVasil
0
T1
na Jorbes
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 JooJoo
2
T2
Attack of the Clones is worse.
na MentalCritic
22
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 Saintes
20
T1
20 only for animated movie with Boba Fett...
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 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 gunhaver
12
T1
na roguepixel
0
T2
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 Efrye
10
T1
na tara
50
T4
na ThePunisher
0
T1
na davidnottm
30
T2
na Bluladder
50
T1
na Critic2010
37
T1
na RealMacgyver
10
T1
na tyoda
0
T1
na cryptosicko
25
T1
na Nursus
60
T1
na Sheldrake
40
T3
na DMCrimson
1
T1
My God...it's full of stars...
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 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 Shadrik
5
T1
na Cerebrus
0
T1
na kingofjew
34
T1
na Marty
45
T4
na Hangarl
0
T1
na damil
5
T1
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 jwest
5
T1
na cesarm
60
T6
na Hawke
0
T1
na volkanya
0
T1
na JackDurden
4
na jxc0207
67
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 Optimus_mike
0
T1
It makes you believe again, doesn't it?
na pavementSAW
75
T3
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 Gusx1
30
T1
na dgannz
10
T1
na Keitarou
5
T1
na mnzeric
0
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 sirperry
88
T9
na Merv_Taylor
85
T6
Hilarious
na walmarket
10
T1
ITS SO BAD!!!
na eadwinn
1
T1
Trainwreck.
na BurstBubble
0
T1
My ears are bleeding...
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 bwpello
0
T1
Just.... No.
na mikecoolest
5
T1
na jimmyjazz
35
T1
na DaeSanye
1
T1
na cantaloupe
7
T1
na pianistry
0
T1
na mhcj
0
T1
na dirtyfilthy
40
T2
na Omega
0
T1
na Aiferrific
5
T1
na admiralmpj
60
T4
na darthfrede
40
T1
na capnmariam
98
T10
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 Jeanie72
34
T2
na MajorB
10
T1
i hope you like wookie porn
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 RAMTHA
90
T5
na GreatScott85
0
T1
I'm sorry, what? This still exists?
na Prof. Sebby
20
T1
na Talyn Golic
20
T1
na Bagger
0
T1
What is even the hell?
na chemtrails
1
T1
There is no scale created by human thought that can quantify how bad this is
na ME_Criticker
20
T4
na imdb
38
T1
na jimmynmu
17
T1
na lodevijk
0
T1
na Darken Skye
0
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 Tomero12
30
T1
na ArkadyFalls
20
T1
na onrv
24
T1
na karabe
20
T1
na p00q
0
T1
na emtilt
0
T1
Unwatchable.
na DesertPunk
32
T1
STIR STIR WHIP WHIP WHIP WHIP STIR
na givethanks
0
T1
na Indycoone
0
T1
na nanaimo
0
T1
na Sagremore
15
T1
na Oliveira
10
T1
na jasonasteele
5
T1
na lydia69
0
T1
na botelhudo
0
T1
na msweller
20
T1
na DanseMacabre
50
T2
na crimnos
0
T1
na Booster
45
T3
na caocao
1
T1
A pinnacle of Barqs achievment.
na Zoltan
30
T1
na amecylia
0
T1
na xacviant
12
T1
Were I a STAR WARS devotee, I'm sure I would see this as a violation of what I believe in, and a humiliation of my loved ones. But I was just left numb. You want minutes upon minutes of unsubtitled Wookiee antics? Diahann Carroll as a singing fantasy for the pleasure (...) of Chewbacca's father? Endless and painfully stupid skits which embarass Art Carney and Harvey Korman? Bea fucking Arthur? Terrible animation for Boba Fett's debut? Harrison Ford looking bored? Lameness unlimited? You got it.
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 themadelf66
70
T4
na sarossell
50
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 trafford
1
T1
na Lanhia
30
T1
na Holygrail2
5
T1
na CrazieCabbie
20
T1
na mewcifur
10
T1
na DalekCritic
0
T1
na niksan
1
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 annaud
40
T1
na Svitska
0
T1
na locutus266
0
T1
na donquixotic
0
T6
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 nogs
35
T1
na Qwipster.net
30
T1
na mathiascz
10
T1
Nothing to say! I leave it without any comment! It cost me two bottles of whiskey.
na Bufo1944
70
T3
na daisylegs
0
T1
na riseoffall
1
T1
na lojzik
20
T1
na hekkon
20
T1
na haljordan2
1
T1
na CRB9000
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 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 rudolf55
0
T1
na iSean413
80
T5
na Charlie
10
T1
NEVER AGAIN!!!
na Cantstopdrew
20
T1
na columbusbob
45
T1
na Wesfx
51
T1
na Nathan S
0
T1
lmao
na spookey
0
T1
na maborosi
2
T1
na grubi
13
T1
na cwratliff
90
T7
na boredom
0
T1
na Cahadras1
8
T1
na chiefg
0
T1
na vlqwo
5
T1
na lapierre520
0
T1
na spacekraken
9
T1
na ShitHappens
0
T1
um question....Why is there no Wookie translator....and 99.9% of it is...Wookies?
na Pingy
68
T1
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