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Citadel Reviews

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August 24, 2015
Another quietly effective horror story from the Emerald Isle.
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 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
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 18, 2013
A gritty sister to Philip Ridley's Heartless, this is similarly flawed but full of flair.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 6, 2012
This is a basic story, simply and directly told by Irish writer-director Ciaran Foy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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 16, 2012
A compelling inner city nightmare, with the supernatural elements barely masking a very real scenario.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 15, 2012
A bare-bones man-against-his-worst-fears white knuckler, shot through deep, menacing shadows.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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 7, 2012
Just tense enough for just long enough to keep potentially nagging disbelief at bay.
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.
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.
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