The Lighthouse Review: “The Lighthouse” is one of the strangest films I’ve ever seen. Describing it or even knowing whether or not I liked it is pretty difficult. Suffice to say, it was is a very, very unique movie…one that is quite haunting and difficult.
The story is set in the late 19th century and a lighthouse keeper (Willem Dafoe) and his assistant (Rob Pattinson) arrive at the facility for their tour of duty. At first, things seem pretty mundane, though over time they both seem to be losing their minds…Pattinson’s character in particular. Where it goes from there is ugly, disturbing and weird.
This is definitely NOT a film for everyone. In fact, I’d go so far as to say most people probably would not like the film….and fewer yet would really enjoy it. But it also is a wholly original viewing experience and I can respect the folks who made it. The acting is good….and it feels much like peeking inside the mind of a madman. Overall, not enjoyable but also pretty amazing.