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Citadel Reviews

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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
February 20, 2013
A shoddy, muddled film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
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
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 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+
November 11, 2012
Quite a chore sitting through such a muddled downer.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
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
November 5, 2012
U.K.-set monster movie has few scares, plenty of noxious overtones.
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 22, 2012
The concept eventually turns into predictably contrived genre fodder with muddled sociopolitical undercurrents.
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.
July 12, 2013
[A] confused, mostly clunky, but occasionally involving, low-budget horror/thriller ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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 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
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
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
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
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