Opening

—— Transcendence Apr 18
—— A Haunted House 2 Apr 18
40% Heaven Is for Real Apr 16
—— Bears Apr 18
63% Fading Gigolo Apr 18

Top Box Office

89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier $41.3M
49% Rio 2 $39.3M
71% Oculus $12.0M
63% Draft Day $9.8M
77% Noah $7.6M
40% Divergent $7.4M
15% God's Not Dead $5.5M
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel $4.1M
79% Muppets Most Wanted $2.3M
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman $1.9M

Coming Soon

40% The Other Woman Apr 25
—— Brick Mansions Apr 25
83% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 02
100% Neighbors May 09
—— Godzilla May 16

Premieres Tonight

—— Awkward: Season 4
100% Fargo: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

77% About a Boy: Season 1
—— Chicago Fire: Season 2
40% Glee: Season 5
36% Growing Up Fisher: Season 1
86% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1
80% The Mindy Project: Season 2
—— NCIS: Season 11
—— NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5
93% New Girl: Season 3
56% The Originals: Season 1
100% Person Of Interest: Season 3
100% Supernatural: Season 9

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— 2 Broke Girls: Season 3
100% Archer: Season 5
86% Bates Motel: Season 2
83% Bones: Season 9
67% Dallas: Season 3
47% The Following: Season 2
10% Friends With Better Lives: Season 1
—— Loredana, Esq: Season 1
—— Metal Hurlant Chronicles: Season 1
—— Mike & Molly: Season 4
67% Mom: Season 1
59% Star-Crossed: Season 1
45% The Tomorrow People: Season 1
—— Warehouse 13: Season 5

La Voie lactée (The Milky Way) (1969)

tomatometer

No Score Yet...

Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 2
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 0

audience

85

liked it
Average Rating: 4/5
User Ratings: 2,265

My Rating

Movie Info

While arch surrealist Luis Bunuel never made a secret of his skepticism about the existence of God, he was also raised as a strict Spanish Catholic and remained fascinated with the church's teaching throughout his life, and his obsessions with both faith and the contradictions of dogma provided the basis for this episodic satiric comedy. Jean (Laurent Terzieff) and Pierre (Paul Frankeur) are two threadbare vagabonds who are making their way from Paris to Spain on a pilgrimage to Santiago de

PG,

Drama, Art House & International, Comedy

Aug 28, 2007

Media Home Entertainment

Watch It Now

Cast

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (1) | DVD (8)

Everything is photographed straightforwardly, in cheerful but not bilious color, and seen with documentary-like clarity.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A bit of a poor relation among the magnificent films of Buñuel's late period, but rarely shown and well worth seeing.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Has some laughs mostly at the expense of Catholic dogma.

September 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

You can feel the master laughing heartily at his own hijinks, and that takes away all pretension and makes the film interesting.

September 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Though not unanimously considered one of the director's greatest works, The Milky Way may be one of his most poignant explorations of true spirituality ...

August 27, 2007 Full Review Source: DVD Review
DVD Review

describing it somewhat in the vein of teaching a humpback whale how to solve a Rubik's cube

August 24, 2007 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

This comical film will make any viewer question his beliefs -- from religious fanatic to rabid atheist.

August 31, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

I doubt such an unrelenting challenge to the Christian faith, in both its substance and its expression, has ever been made in a more easygoing fashion.

June 26, 2005 Full Review Source: Blogcritics.org
Blogcritics.org

More witty than Dogma and more aesthetically refined than the original Bedazzled, the film is affectionately irreverent and adventurous storytelling.

December 2, 2004 Full Review Source: Filmjourney

Though highly regarded in some circles, The Milky Way may be the worst film Buñuel ever made; at the very least, it may be his most jaded and inhuman.

September 6, 2004 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Most people will dislike this movie, or at least be bored to tears by it. I enjoyed it.

July 29, 2003 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
Goatdog's Movies

Think of it as Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in The Road to Heresy and you're close to the spirit of the whole thing.

April 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for La Voie lactée (The Milky Way)

Two down and out men travel from France to Spain for a pilgrimage, along the way meeting various absurd characters who illustrate historical Christian heresies. A remarkable Surrealist assault on religious dogmatism and hypocrisy, often using the Church's own texts against them, but it's so academic that it sometimes feels like it's all from the head, with no heart involved at all.
June 30, 2009
366weirdmovies
Greg S

Super Reviewer

This one made little sense to me, Had hard time telling where I was in the film or if I was even watching the same movie at times.
June 8, 2008
bbcfloridabound
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss La Voie lactée (The Milky Way) on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Movies for Tax Day
Movies for Tax Day

Your tax dollars at work, in movies.

24 Frames
24 Frames

Picture gallery of movie bears

Summer Movies
Summer Movies

10 most anticipated blockbusters

<em>Mad Men</em>
Mad Men

Read reviews for Season 7 premiere

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones

Discuss last night's episode

Foreign Titles

  • Die Milchstraße (DE)
  • The Milky Way (La Voie Lactee) (UK)
Find us on:                 
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile