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Citadel

(2012)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, and language.

R In Theaters 11/9/2012 , 84min.
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Los Angeles Times
The feature debut from Irish writer-director Ciarán Foy, 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
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
Citadel, which won the Midnight award at the fest, further explores the fears and anxieties of urban Britain (and Ireland), and the results are sometimes scary, sometimes silly, and always politically questionable. Full Review
Jeannette Catsoulis
The New York Times
This spare first feature from the Irish filmmaker Ciaran Foy (drawing on his own experiences) has an atavistic pulse, evoking a decaying society where elevators fail and bus drivers cower behind mesh grills. Full Review
Joe Leydon
Variety
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. Full Review
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
A dispiriting horror cheapie whose monsters-in-the-projects premise plays out like an anti-welfare parable. Full Review

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