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Quid Pro Quo Reviews

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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.
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
August 13, 2008
has the best "middle" I've seen in a long time
| Original Score: 3.5/5
July 2, 2008
By far the movie's strong suit is Farmiga, who gives an astonishingly layered performance,
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 20, 2008
Very deftly made, with some lovely cinematography and two quirky, engaging lead performances, it's a satisfying debut.
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
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
June 13, 2008
The movie exerts a certain appeal without ever being convincing.
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
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
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
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
June 12, 2008
A finely observed, compelling drama with the creepy tinge of a thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 11, 2008
It certainly won't be everyone's cup of breakfast bitters, but you can't dismiss it nonchalantly.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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+
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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