• Released
  • November 9, 2012
  • (NY; 11/16 LA)
  • R , 1 hr 25 min
  • Horror
  • 5 Fan Ratings
80

Total Film

[A] fresh, eerie twist on urban horror.
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75

Slant Magazine

Citadel is stripped down and no-nonsense, fixating on Tommy's emotional and psychological struggles with an intensity that's harrowing.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Citadel is stripped down and no-nonsense, fixating on Tommy's emotional and psychological struggles with an intensity that's harrowing.
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
I think Foy simply wants to deliver well-gauged terror and make a few points about personal responsibility and the need to overcome our fears. That he does quite well.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is a basic story, simply and directly told by Irish writer-director Ciaran Foy. He doesn't try to explain too much, he doesn't depend on special effects and stays just this side of the unbelievable.
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70

Variety

By Joe Leydon
Writer-director Ciaran Foy skillfully taps into primal fears and urban paranoia to keep his audience consistently unsettled in Citadel, an intensely suspenseful horror-thriller.
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
The more that fright-flick conventions take over, the more the movie's recognizable and resonant human fears are dulled.
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60

The Guardian

By Henry Barnes
Foy's talent lies in suggesting horror, not delivering it.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
No longer content with simple conservatism, this horror is downright totalitarian.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
A dispiriting horror cheapie whose monsters-in-the-projects premise plays out like an anti-welfare parable.
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60 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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