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Citadel

Citadel
  • 2012
  • Ireland/UK
  • 84 min
  • Directed by: Ciaran Foy
  • Cast: Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wunmi Mosaku
  • UK release: 1 March 2013

This combination of Attack the Block and Eden Lake features an agoraphobic father (Barnard) who must confront his fears to rescue his daughter from a group of feral hoodie-wearing children. The bleakness is quickly wearying though, and some scenes intended to heighten the oppression are instead clangingly unrealistic.

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Citadel

20 Feb 20132 stars

Bleak and morally dubious ‘hoodie horror’ set in Glasgow high rises

The ‘hoodie horror’ subgenre can be neatly summed up as the Daily Mail’s favourite nightmare: good, honest (almost invariably white) folks terrorized by gangs of feral (almost invariably multi-racial) urban youths. 2008 horror Eden Lake and the Michael…

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