• Released
  • November 9, 2012
  • (NY; 11/16 LA)
  • R , 1 hr 25 min
  • Horror
  • 5 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: After his wife is killed during a vicious attack by a group of hooded young thugs, a man left shaken to the point of extreme agoraphobia is forced to confront his fear, and fight for his family once again when the same gang tries to kidnap his daughter.

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Total Film

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

Slant Magazine

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Rated R | For Language and Disturbing Violent Content