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August 24, 2015
Another quietly effective horror story from the Emerald Isle.
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
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.
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
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
July 12, 2013
[A] confused, mostly clunky, but occasionally involving, low-budget horror/thriller ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 11, 2013
Foy's talent lies in suggesting horror, not delivering it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
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
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
February 20, 2013
A shoddy, muddled film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
December 6, 2012
This is a basic story, simply and directly told by Irish writer-director Ciaran Foy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
November 22, 2012
The concept eventually turns into predictably contrived genre fodder with muddled sociopolitical undercurrents.
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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