La Voie lactée (The Milky Way)
La Voie lactée (The Milky Way) (1969)

Two French pilgrims leave Paris to visit the tomb of Spanish Saint John de Compostello. There motives are not purely religious as one man wishes to defy God and the other to find a good place to beg. Along the way, the men meet God, Jesus,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 28, 2007
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

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

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

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

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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

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Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

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 ...

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Alan Dale
Blogcritics.org

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Has some laughs mostly at the expense of Catholic dogma.

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Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com

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

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Doug Cummings
Filmjourney

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
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.… More
Bruce Bruce
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.