Quid Pro Quo
Quid Pro Quo (2008)

A man who can't walk meets a woman who envies his condition in this offbeat black comedy. Isaac Knott (Nick Stahl) lost the use of his legs when he was eight years old in an auto accident that also claimed the lives of his parents.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 20, 2008
DVD Release Date: August 20, 2008
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a stunning performance by Vera Farmiga, Quid Pro Quo never develops its effective parts into a convincing whole.

Leo Goldsmith

In fact, "Quid Pro Quo" is not at all funny, merely occasionally sarcastic, its plot a succession of half-baked pop-psych speculations and its dialogue a glib sampling of sub-Diablo Cody incredibility

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Andrew O'Hehir

The movie exerts a certain appeal without ever being convincing.

Alissa Wilkinson
Paste Magazine

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.

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Reyhan Harmanci
San Francisco Chronicle

Its biggest mystery is how it was financed (by Texas trillionaire and Dallas Maverick owner Mark Cuban, no less) and selected for distribution.

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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.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Strikingly original and spectacularly twisted, Quid Pro Quo is a gem. Two outstanding performances from Nick Stahl and Vera Farmiga provide riveting viewing

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Quid Pro Quo hovers in a noir-shaded twilight zone where repressed memories and guilt merge in an obsession with physical and emotional paralysis.

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.

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Christopher Null

has the best "middle" I've seen in a long time

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Curtis Lilly
Pretty disturbing, but only someone like Vera Farmiga could be sexy pretending to be crippled. Makes you wonder if these people really exist. Decent ending,… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Quid Pro Quo," Isaac Knott(Nick Stahl) has been confined to a wheelchair since the age of 8 when he was injured in a car… More
Drew Smith
Quid Pro Quo is burdened with flaws, a tiny indie addressing a challenging subject with all the intelligence and moral rationality of your generic… More
William Goss
A curious noir romance carried almost entirely by the performances of its leads, particularly Farmiga.
Mark Abell
Highly charged film about a very dark subject and a not often discussed subculture. A year ago this viewer had never heard of Vera Farmiga. But, the more I see… More

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