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Citadel Reviews

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

A familiar story of sinister creature frights and psychological horror gets a little boost from a gloomy mood of urban decay and isolation.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

September 30, 2013
Lewis Porteous
The Skinny

The film's pretty repugnant if taken as social commentary, but plays with contemporary fears and anxieties incredibly effectively.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 3/5

July 15, 2013
David Parkinson
Radio Times

Despite being innovatively directed and punchily edited, as a genre piece this is lacking in depth and genuine dread.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 12, 2013
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

[A] confused, mostly clunky, but occasionally involving, low-budget horror/thriller ...

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

July 12, 2013
Henry Barnes

Foy's talent lies in suggesting horror, not delivering it.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

July 11, 2013
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

A lean and mean horror set in a shattered city that is both all-to-recognisable as broken Britain while also feeling totally alien.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

July 10, 2013
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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Despite its defiantly un-PC 'fear-a-hoodie' message, the film nails its urban setting, filling every frame with a richly sustained sense of despair, decay and dread.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

July 9, 2013
Stefan Pape

An absorbing redemption tale this may be, but one that comes with a lot of baggage.

Full Review Source: HeyUGuys | Original Score: 2/5

July 9, 2013
Tara Brady
Irish Times

Drawing from his own experiences of agoraphobia following a brutal mugging, Foy has taken the emerging genre of "hoodie horror" and pushed it in novel and disturbing directions.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 4/5

June 21, 2013
Owen Williams
Empire Magazine

Plenty of pungent ideas and a nice line in urban terror. The final product falls short of the best in Brit horror, though.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

February 25, 2013
Niki Boyle
The List

A shoddy, muddled film.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 2/5

February 20, 2013
Rosie Fletcher
Total Film

A gritty sister to Philip Ridley's Heartless, this is similarly flawed but full of flair.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

February 18, 2013
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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This is a basic story, simply and directly told by Irish writer-director Ciaran Foy.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

December 6, 2012
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

By literally dehumanizing its antagonists, Citadel not only muddles its political message but also undermines the gravity of its main character's circumstances.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2/5

December 5, 2012
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

Writer-director Ciaran Foy knows his job, even if he's never done it before -- this is his feature debut -- and he handles it well.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer | Original Score: 3/4

November 30, 2012
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Although this film has a simple and predictable story setup, it takes a long time to develop. The first part of the film has a rather slow pace.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C

November 22, 2012
Todd Jorgenson

The concept eventually turns into predictably contrived genre fodder with muddled sociopolitical undercurrents.

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November 22, 2012
Rob Vaux

A compelling inner city nightmare, with the supernatural elements barely masking a very real scenario.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B

November 16, 2012
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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It's all rather nausea-inducing and a bit frightening - not the film (I can only wish) but its subtextual message.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

November 16, 2012
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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"Citadel" attempts to transform mundane anxieties into the stuff of a horror film. But the initial tension of the premise dissipates like a slow leak.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

November 15, 2012
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