Citadel (2012)

Tommy Cowley lives a quiet life in a decaying apartment complex with his highly pregnant wife. The couple is attacked one day by a group of hooded young thugs, and after a shocking act of violence, Tommy is left to raise his newborn… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 9, 2012
DVD Release Date: January 29, 2013
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

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.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

"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.

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Scott Weinberg

Another quietly effective horror story from the Emerald Isle.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is a basic story, simply and directly told by Irish writer-director Ciaran Foy.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

While Foy's efforts to create his own distinct modern urban mythos are ambitious, the result isn't entirely satisfying.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Citadel slowly-but-surely squanders a promising opening to become a rather interminable thriller that feels endless even at 84 minutes.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

It's all rather nausea-inducing and a bit frightening - not the film (I can only wish) but its subtextual message.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

A bare-bones man-against-his-worst-fears white knuckler, shot through deep, menacing shadows.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

A familiar story of sinister creature frights and psychological horror gets a little boost from a gloomy mood of urban decay and isolation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
Add a rev After seeing his wife murdered by a gang of faceless kids in hoodies, a young father becomes an agoraphobic shut-in, but must face his fears when the… More
The Movie Waffler
The U.K media have a history of creating social panics and the demonizing of teenage "hoodies" is one of the current fads. This is the latest in a… More
Everett Johnson
A few weeks ago I was listening to a podcast and one of the hosts mentioned how good this movie was and how he thought it was the best horror movie of 2012. I… More
Jesse Ortega
This is quite a good film. The story is fairly simple, a gang of feral children kill his pregnant wife and take his 9-month old child so an agoraphobic father… More
Gimly M.
I almost let some bad reviews stop my from watching Citadel, but I'm glad I didn't, 'cause personally? I fuckin' loved it. Very reminiscent… More
Francisco Godinho
A well made and ocasionally scary psychological thriller, Citadel fails mostly for being overly long and taking the easy route half way. It had something… More