UHF (1989)

When a desperate UHF station gives the seriously odd George the job of manager, he proves to be a programming genius, turning the station around -- and attracting the attention of an unscrupulous competitor. This comedy focuses most of its… More

Directed By:
Rated: PG
Running Time:
Release Date: January 1, 1989
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2002
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

The individual parts may be greater than the sum of the whole, but man, are those parts funny.

Full review…
Brian Orndorf

Has everything but the kitchen sink, and while it doesn't always hit the sweetest notes of inspiration, it maintains a lovable spiritedness and offers the odd gut-buster. And dumb guy humor. UHF has some of the best dumb guy humor around.

Full review…
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

"Today, we're teaching poodles how to fly!" Michael Richards is hilarious.

Noel Murray
The Dissolve

It's agreeably goofy, and it feels like something anyone could do, even if that's not the case.

Full review…
Stefan Birgir Stefansson

I liked it even after all those years

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Watchably amusing, nothing more.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Weird Al's film hasn't aged a bit...

Full review…
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Forgettable Weird Al starrer...enUHF, please!

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

If the idea of a Weird Al movie is anathema to you, just don't bother reading anything I write, ever.

More reviews for UHF

Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
'Weird Al' Yankovic is primarily a comedic songwriter and parody musician, but in his first instance of movie stardom, he shines brighter than ever.… More
Tim Salmons
Anything that's quotable is gonna last, and this movie is endlessly quotable.
Aj V
If you love weird Al songs, you have to see this movie! It's so much fun, it has a bunch of movie and TV spoofs featuring him, within another funny story… More
Derek Daniels
Watchable starring vehicle for Weird Al, who was virtually untouchable in the 80's. It's barely even funny, though back in the day I loved to sit and… More
Michael Edwards
goofy and very hysterical, you have to be in the right mood to watch it because its so silly, but hey that's Weird al in a nutshell
Greg S
Walter Mitty-style daydreamer George (Weird Al Yankovic) becomes manager of an independent television station, and his bizarre programming becomes a surprise… More