Quid Pro Quo Reviews

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David Fear
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Reyhan Harmanci
San Francisco Chronicle
October 18, 2008
Its biggest mystery is how it was financed (by Texas trillionaire and Dallas Maverick owner Mark Cuban, no less) and selected for distribution.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 13, 2008
Quid Pro Quo hovers in a noir-shaded twilight zone where repressed memories and guilt merge in an obsession with physical and emotional paralysis.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
June 13, 2008
The movie exerts a certain appeal without ever being convincing.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 13, 2008
This warped masochistic cousin to David Cronenberg's Crash - not to be confused with the Oscar winner of the same name -- is well worth seeing for Farmiga's stunning performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
June 13, 2008
While a good director can spin a worthy movie from any subject, first-timer Carlos Brooks does surprisingly little with the jaw-dropper of a topic he chose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
June 13, 2008
If you were a fan of David Cronenberg's Crash, you might just be the target audience for Quid Pro Quo, a perverse psychological drama about able-bodied people who yearn to become disabled.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
June 13, 2008
Brooks tiptoes into territory Luis Bunuel would have frolicked in, but he does so without the master surrealist's desire to outrage and confound his viewers.
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
June 12, 2008
[Director] Brooks plunges into the thick of a largely unfamiliar subculture in Quid Pro Quo, but the journey involves a series of well-telegraphed twists and turns.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
June 12, 2008
A finely observed, compelling drama with the creepy tinge of a thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
June 11, 2008
It certainly won't be everyone's cup of breakfast bitters, but you can't dismiss it nonchalantly.
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Jean Oppenheimer
Village Voice
June 11, 2008
Farmiga is captivating, Stahl less so -- although a bigger problem is writer/director Carlos Brooks's script, which sets up one story, then shifts gears into something more personal and psychologically specific.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
June 11, 2008
Quid Pro Quo is a respectable feature-film debut for Mr. Brooks, and it remains reasonably thought-provoking without ever becoming emotionally absorbing.
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
June 9, 2008
The first half of Quid Pro Quo is among the most jaw-dropping things I've ever seen: Who knew there was a closeted subculture of people pretending to be paraplegics?
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Justin Chang
Variety
January 23, 2008
An exceedingly odd meeting of the minds (and bodies) occurs in Quid Pro Quo, a strikingly original and provocative first feature from scribe-helmer Carlos Brooks.