80

Variety

By Justin Chang
A strikingly original and provocative first feature from scribe-helmer Carlos Brooks.
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The story eventually resolves itself a little too neatly, but it never devolves into a freak show or a fable, thanks in large part to Farmiga and Stahl's deft, quirky performances.
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75

Premiere

Fans of strange love stories and detective thrillers would do well to investigate this indie gem.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
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.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Carina Chocano
Stahl and Farmiga give layered, restrained performances that keep what might have been a schlock fest with an improbable twist ending from devolving into trashiness. Instead, Brooks and his actors manage to render an involving and thoughtful story from some pretty dubious material.
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70

New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
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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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Quid Pro Quo, a bizarre but audacious debut feature by Carlos Brooks.
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50

Village Voice

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. That's normally a plus, deepening the viewer's sense of involvement, but the transition here is bumpy and, ultimately, unconvincing.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
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.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

Quid Pro Quo, billed as a "neo-noir" about a paraplegic journalist drawn into a shadowy world of disability fetishists, is choked by allegory and pretension. It's an O. Henry tale gone wrong.
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55 out of 100
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