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Citadel Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 24, 2015
Another quietly effective horror story from the Emerald Isle.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 21, 2015
Citadel slowly-but-surely squanders a promising opening to become a rather interminable thriller that feels endless even at 84 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 30, 2013
A familiar story of sinister creature frights and psychological horror gets a little boost from a gloomy mood of urban decay and isolation.
Lewis Porteous
The Skinny
July 15, 2013
The film's pretty repugnant if taken as social commentary, but plays with contemporary fears and anxieties incredibly effectively.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
July 12, 2013
Despite being innovatively directed and punchily edited, as a genre piece this is lacking in depth and genuine dread.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
July 12, 2013
[A] confused, mostly clunky, but occasionally involving, low-budget horror/thriller ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Barnes
July 11, 2013
Foy's talent lies in suggesting horror, not delivering it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
July 10, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
July 9, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Stefan Pape
July 9, 2013
An absorbing redemption tale this may be, but one that comes with a lot of baggage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
June 21, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Owen Williams
Empire Magazine
February 25, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Niki Boyle
The List
February 20, 2013
A shoddy, muddled film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rosie Fletcher
Total Film
February 18, 2013
A gritty sister to Philip Ridley's Heartless, this is similarly flawed but full of flair.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 6, 2012
This is a basic story, simply and directly told by Irish writer-director Ciaran Foy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 5, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
November 30, 2012
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 22, 2012
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 | Original Score: C
Todd Jorgenson
November 22, 2012
The concept eventually turns into predictably contrived genre fodder with muddled sociopolitical undercurrents.
Rob Vaux
November 16, 2012
A compelling inner city nightmare, with the supernatural elements barely masking a very real scenario.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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