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  • Summary: Seth Atkins is the lightkeeper for Eastham Light, located on the deserted outer beach of Cape Cod in the year 1912. It's a lonely job but that's the way he likes it. When his assistant lightkeeper suddenly quits, no longer able to tolerate Seth's bad attitude and hate for women.,Seth is left to manage the lighthouse on his own. That soon changes when a mysterious strapping young man, John Brown washes up on shore and wants to take the position of assistant lightkeeper. The two men eventually swap tales of their past which explains why each of them are women-haters. When they spot a buggy carrying two women heading toward the lighthouse, they hide, a swear a solemn oath to never get involved with any woman ever. But soon the two men have to contend with the lovely Ruth Graham and her housekeeper Mrs. Bascom. (New Films International) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    50
    Such predictable pap is generally better suited for romance novels or Lifetime movies. Here, it's elevated somewhat by a decent cast.
  2. Reviewed by: Glenn Whipp
    50
    You can't really hate The Lightkeepers. You can only wish that writer-director Daniel Adams had invested the movie with equal measures of originality and quaintness … and maybe told Dreyfuss to tone down the whole sea captain thing.
  3. A lifeless period romance of the cutesy-cantankerous persuasion.
  4. 40
    Danner, the film's sole strength, does what she can with the material, but it's not enough to offset writer-director Daniel Adams' cliché-ridden script and leaden direction, or the excruciating hamfest that is Richard Dreyfuss' lead performance.
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