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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. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Quid Pro Quo, a bizarre but audacious debut feature by Carlos Brooks. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    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. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    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. show more

  • 75
    Premiere

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

  • 80
    Justin Chang Variety

    A strikingly original and provocative first feature from scribe-helmer Carlos Brooks. show more

  • 70
    David Edelstein New York Magazine (Vulture)

    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? show more

  • 70
    Carina Chocano Los Angeles Times

    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. show more

  • 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. show more

  • June 19, 2008 Navachi2788
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    PLEASE DONT READ THIS!!! U WILL GET KISSED AT THE NEAREST POSSIBLE FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF UR LIFE HOWEVER IF U DONT PPOST THIS ON AT LEAST THREE VIDEOS U WILL DIE IN 2 DAYS NOW THAT UV STARTED READIN DONT SPOT NOW. THIS IS SO SCARY SEND THIS TO AT LEAST 5 VIDEOS IN143 MINUTES AND UR CRUSHES NAMES WILL APPEAR ON THE SCREEN IN BIG LETTERS THIS IS SO SCARY CAUSE IT ACTUALLY WORKS

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