Directed by Ciaran Foy
An agoraphobic man enlists a renegade priest to save his daughter from an evil gang of feral children who attacked his wife. Urged to pity the impoverished youngsters by a social worker, Tommy (the wonderful Aneurin Barnard) turns instead to the priest (James Cosmo of GAME OF THRONES) who believes the killer kiddies are demons who need to be exterminated. Roger Ebert hit the nail on the head when he called CITADEL, "a horrifying thriller painted on a small and very dark canvas." It's an intensely disturbing film sure to keep you from falling asleep tonight.
An agoraphobic man enlists a renegade priest to save his daughter from an evil gang.
Cast: Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Ian Hanmore
If you enjoy a great story with no character build up, this movie is for you. It’s a dark themed film which I personally enjoyed.
It was ok. Beautiful in a way. I like it.
Dark Irish movie.....Not a masterpiece but a decent and orginal movie.
A strange tale of self discovery and overcoming obstacles in your life for those that matter. Helps that it’s very well made. Mental illness is depicted with respect, so that was a breath of fresh air. Slow buildup. SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER it has such a sad ending.
If you enjoy urban decay, portrayals of mental illness and subverted tropes this may be the film for you. A decent watch with some good acting, direction, and music. Nothing was done spectacular, nothing was done too poorly. Only real complaint is inconsistent rules and an exposition dump break suspension of disbelief. I would've preferred demons or no explanation at all (otherwise, what point is there to the protagonist seeming to be fairly religious)?