Citadel

The Citadel tower stands ominously in the distance as the director tightens the screw against it. The hero begins to see it is the enemy. A renegade priest helps his see it and devises a plan in which they both can take down the Citadel by fire. It’s a good plan but lest I forget, there are hooded juveniles that rely on it for shelter and they will protect it.

Citadel (2012) R | 1h 24min | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 1 March 2013 (UK) Citadel Poster Trailer 2:06 | Trailer6 VIDEOS | 11 IMAGES Watch Now With Prime Video An agoraphobic father teams up with a renegade priest to save his daughter from the clutches of a gang of twisted feral children who committed an act of violence against his family years earlier. Director: Ciarán Foy (as Ciaran Foy) Writer: Ciarán Foy (as Ciaran Foy) Stars: Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wunmi Mosaku

We’ve heard the catch phrase in horror so often: “Don’t show fear it likes that.” What this guy has gone through is more awful than anything we can imagine and yet he is able to right these hooded figures without fear. I had some issues with the characters and the portrayal of life around the Citadel. Where are the other people? This is a dark film with some mild scares. Overall, due to a flawed priest character and implausible writing it lost some points with me. 6/10.

Published by Damien Riley

I post film reviews both written & audio. I'm a writer & podcaster, BA/MA English from Cal State Fullerton. Based in: Victorville, CA, USA My film review site is rileyonfilm.com

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