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Based on 14 Reviews
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  • 50
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    A dispiriting horror cheapie whose monsters-in-the-projects premise plays out like an anti-welfare parable. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    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. show more

  • 75
    Slant Magazine

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

  • 50
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    No longer content with simple conservatism, this horror is downright totalitarian. show more

  • 80
    Total Film

    [A] fresh, eerie twist on urban horror. show more

  • 60
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

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

  • 60
    Henry Barnes The Guardian

    Foy's talent lies in suggesting horror, not delivering it. show more

  • 40

    Plenty of pungent ideas and a nice line in urban terror. The final product falls short of the best in Brit horror, though. show more

  • 42
    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. show more

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