The Pale Blue Eye is really promising. The wintry location, the candlelit interiors, the brooding and bearded Christian Bale, the impressive cast list. I liked it even more when Harry Melling started chewing the scenery as Edgar Allan Poe, although I understand that some liked it a lot less.
Unfortunately, the rest of the movie doesn't live up to this promise. I watched it to the end, but you might want to bail on Bale et al. before the end, or skip it entirely.