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Citadel Reviews

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November 16, 2012
It's all rather nausea-inducing and a bit frightening - not the film (I can only wish) but its subtextual message.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 15, 2012
"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 | Original Score: 2/5
November 15, 2012
While Foy's efforts to create his own distinct modern urban mythos are ambitious, the result isn't entirely satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 15, 2012
A bare-bones man-against-his-worst-fears white knuckler, shot through deep, menacing shadows.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 11, 2012
Quite a chore sitting through such a muddled downer.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 9, 2012
[Aneurin Barnard] gives one of the most compelling and powerful performances I've seen this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 8, 2012
Has an atavistic pulse, evoking a decaying society where elevators fail and bus drivers cower behind mesh grills.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 8, 2012
This hopelessly muddled horror movie takes place in a United Kingdom public housing high-rise so dingy and bleak you might feel that razing it would be a mercy.
November 7, 2012
Just tense enough for just long enough to keep potentially nagging disbelief at bay.
November 6, 2012
The more that fright-flick conventions take over, the more the movie's recognizable and resonant human fears are dulled.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 5, 2012
U.K.-set monster movie has few scares, plenty of noxious overtones.
November 1, 2012
Occasional bursts of effective atmospheric dread punctuate what is otherwise a thinly imagined genre exercise that would work far better as a short film.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
October 24, 2012
Citadel is stripped down and no-nonsense, fixating on Tommy's emotional and psychological struggles with an intensity that's harrowing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 19, 2012
This taut thriller wrings maximum suspense from all-too ordinary, real-life terrors while gradually edging into full-blown horror territory.
October 13, 2012
There's a solid 20 minutes of pretty terrific horror atmosphere... [not] enough to justify the wandering, pointless, frequently dull hour that precedes that point.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 21, 2012
Citadel is a solid enough horror thriller anchored by a strong lead performance and an earnest heart. The second and third acts could have used a polish to punch up some otherwise dull happenings, but the film remains another fine genre offering.
March 16, 2012
Especially nerve-wracking for any parent who's ever doubted whether he or she could overcome immobilizing fear and spring into action to defend an endangered offspring. Foy exploits that cruel doubt with ruthless efficiency in this impressive debut.
March 16, 2012
"Citadel" is definitely a strong exercise in voice and mood, and well worth a look for genre fans.
| Original Score: B
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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