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Quid Pro Quo Reviews

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Alissa Wilkinson
Paste Magazine
April 12, 2016
The film, intimately shot, sidesteps exploitative potential, and the finely tuned screenplay obscures its titular theme (colloquially translated "tit for tat") in multiple layers of narrative and a hit of noir.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Strikingly original and spectacularly twisted, Quid Pro Quo is a gem. Two outstanding performances from Nick Stahl and Vera Farmiga provide riveting viewing
Christopher Null
August 13, 2008
has the best "middle" I've seen in a long time
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 2, 2008
By far the movie's strong suit is Farmiga, who gives an astonishingly layered performance,
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
June 20, 2008
Very deftly made, with some lovely cinematography and two quirky, engaging lead performances, it's a satisfying debut.
Kam Williams
June 19, 2008
An outsider adventure strictly for the very open-minded, presenting the numbness of paralysis, ironically, as a potential source of paroxysms of pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
June 17, 2008
An obscure and terrifying mental disorder leads a reporter to the strangest and then the most terrifying story of his life. A neat film noir in a very modern setting amongst people who are not all there.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Andrew O'Hehir
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
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
June 13, 2008
This odd little fugue of a movie would be implausible, even laughable, if it weren't also marvelously played, visually composed and plotted with the utmost cunning.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 13, 2008
The film is lightest on its feet when it shakes off the Red Shoe Diaries foreboding for moments of sly irony
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
June 12, 2008
It frustratingly refuses to go bonkers, but the film is a compelling sit, brought to life by two very crafty, pointed performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Rafer Guzman
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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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.
Staci Layne Wilson
Buzzine Magazine
June 10, 2008
Like a fender-bender to David Cronenberg's Crash, Carlos Brooks' Quid Pro Quo is a tame, yet weird and wonderful love-letter to the walking wounded.
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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?
Prairie Miller
May 9, 2008
Not exactly Bunuel's differently abled erotica classic Tristana, it raises mystifying questions about disability as a state of mind. And whether or not the final clues to this mind over matter mystery reside in sex, shoes or tulips, hypochondriacs beware.
Cole Smithey
May 8, 2008
Although not a perfect film, "Quid Pro Quo" is a highly crafted cinematic achievement that taps into its characters' subconscious with surgical precision and elegant assurance.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Scott Weinberg
January 28, 2008
Has some pretty insightful things to say about the nature of being "disabled," and it says them with a good deal of humor, style, and understanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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