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      The Pale Blue Eye

      R Released Dec 23, 2022 2h 10m Mystery & Thriller Drama TRAILER for The Pale Blue Eye: Trailer 1 List The Pale Blue Eye: Trailer 1 The Pale Blue Eye: Trailer 1 2:09 The Pale Blue Eye: Teaser Trailer The Pale Blue Eye: Teaser Trailer 0:45 View more videos
      63% Tomatometer 189 Reviews 69% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings West Point, 1830. In the early hours of a gray winter morning, a cadet is found dead. But after the body arrives at the morgue, tragedy becomes savagery when it's discovered that the young man's heart has been skillfully removed. Fearing irreparable damage to the fledgling military academy, its leaders turn to a local detective, Augustus Landor (Christian Bale), to solve the murder. Stymied by the cadets' code of silence, Landor enlists the help of one of their own to pursue the case, an eccentric cadet with a disdain for the rigors of the military and a penchant for poetry -- a young man named Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling). Read More Read Less Watch on Netflix Stream Now

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      The Pale Blue Eye lacks its source material's piercing gaze, but this well-cast mystery is just intriguing enough to investigate.

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      The story has some soft spots, but The Pale Blue Eye mostly makes up for them with creepy atmosphere and some really impressive performances.

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      Amy Nicholson FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) I found the mystery itself a bit dull, but I liked the setting of this and the character Christian Bale is playing. Jan 18, 2023 Full Review Stephen Romei The Australian It’s made by a good director, has a fine cast, a compelling plot and an intriguing historical link to Poe’s fascination with death. Such elements make it worth watching, even if it does become predictable and silly by the end. Jan 17, 2023 Full Review Noah Berlatsky Chicago Reader It’s a fine Hollywood film. But Poe’s mysteries aren’t so easy to pin down. Jan 14, 2023 Full Review Nuha Hassan Nuha Hassan Even with the strong performances of Melling, Bale, and the rest of the supporting cast, the mystery doesn’t provide a satisfying resolution despite the complex investigation that centres on the movie. Sep 8, 2023 Full Review Lee Zumpe Tampa Bay Newspapers Led by Melling, there are strong performances throughout, including a giallo-level turn by Gillian Anderson as Julia Marquis, and the always reliable Robert Duvall as Jean-Pepe, an occult scholar. Aug 23, 2023 Full Review Prabhjot Bains Tilt Magazine Though overly reliant on its familiar score, The Pale Blue Eye strikes a rare balance between macabre mystery and prestige drama, embedding itself within a middle ground that never ceases to entice and evoke a powerful sense of pathos. Aug 6, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      ck55 fascinating story -- great cast Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/02/23 Full Review Kirstie Very good! Love the character development and the twist and turns. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/01/23 Full Review Michelle Powerful acting, beautiful cinematography, and a twist you dont see coming. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/31/22 Full Review NYmoviefan Brilliantly acted, wonderfully appropriate music, good plot, excellent cinematography. A winner. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/29/22 Full Review Diane D Beautiful filmed intriguing plot. Bravo to the author! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/24/22 Full Review Mary Movie was amazing! If you enjoyed the book youll enjoy the movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/24/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis West Point, 1830. In the early hours of a gray winter morning, a cadet is found dead. But after the body arrives at the morgue, tragedy becomes savagery when it's discovered that the young man's heart has been skillfully removed. Fearing irreparable damage to the fledgling military academy, its leaders turn to a local detective, Augustus Landor (Christian Bale), to solve the murder. Stymied by the cadets' code of silence, Landor enlists the help of one of their own to pursue the case, an eccentric cadet with a disdain for the rigors of the military and a penchant for poetry -- a young man named Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling).
      Director
      Scott Cooper
      Producer
      Christian Bale, Scott Cooper, John Lesher, Tyler Thompson
      Screenwriter
      Scott Cooper
      Distributor
      Netflix
      Production Co
      Cross Creek Pictures, Streamline Global Group, Grisbi Productions, Le
      Rating
      R (Bloody Images|Some Violent Content)
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 23, 2022, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 6, 2023
      Runtime
      2h 10m
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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