La Voie lactée (The Milky Way) Reviews

May 9, 2005
Everything is photographed straightforwardly, in cheerful but not bilious color, and seen with documentary-like clarity.
January 1, 2000
A bit of a poor relation among the magnificent films of Buuel's late period, but rarely shown and well worth seeing.
July 24, 2019
A mocking and miraculous tale where doctrine tires itself, but does not transcend -- voluntarily at least -- the social, political, or artistic. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 9, 2018
His film sustains its rare and delicate balance, dancing on its own needle-point of irony.
September 20, 2007
Has some laughs mostly at the expense of Catholic dogma.
September 13, 2007
You can feel the master laughing heartily at his own hijinks, and that takes away all pretension and makes the film interesting.
August 27, 2007
[F]or fans of absurdist or abstract filmmaking, the film can be a rewarding and even hilarious experience.
August 27, 2007
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 26, 2007
The first film in... a trilogy of comically surreal satires is a cheeky return to some of his favorite themes -- religion and hypocrisy...
August 24, 2007
describing it somewhat in the vein of teaching a humpback whale how to solve a Rubik's cube
August 20, 2007
Not everyone's cup of tea, The Milky Way is paved with heretical intentions.
August 31, 2006
This comical film will make any viewer question his beliefs -- from religious fanatic to rabid atheist.
July 26, 2005
June 26, 2005
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.
December 2, 2004
More witty than Dogma and more aesthetically refined than the original Bedazzled, the film is affectionately irreverent and adventurous storytelling.
September 6, 2004
Though highly regarded in some circles, The Milky Way may be the worst film Buuel ever made; at the very least, it may be his most jaded and inhuman.
May 14, 2004
July 29, 2003
Most people will dislike this movie, or at least be bored to tears by it. I enjoyed it.
April 24, 2003
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.