The New Guy Synopsis
A nerdy high school senior has a second chance to be the guy with no past and reinvent himself.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
If physical appearance creates its own class system (in high school and beyond), then Qualls is perfect for this proselytizing role. He has...
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Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
The New Guy doesn't have a new idea in its head, but it trods over the old ground with such wit and heart that its lack of originality can...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A Jekyll-and-Hyde teen comedy that sounds like a Pauly Shore reject, but Qualls moves his marionette body around with a true clown's...
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50

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Uneven but occasionally hilarious teen comedy.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It makes little sense, fails as often as it succeeds, and yet is not hateful and is sometimes quite cheerfully original.
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Tries everything possible to win you over -- satire, gross-out comedy, even earnest romance. But as any high-schooler can tell you, the...
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25

Boston Globe

Probably would have worked better as a slamming soundtrack than as a muddle-headed movie.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

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Lame, haphazard teen comedy.
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25

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
You have to have faith that kids will recognize a bad movie when it's foisted on them -- and they don't get much worse than The New Guy.
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12

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Reaches breathtaking lows of incoherence, sexism, racial stereotyping, and -- did I say incoherence?
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hilarious

By redyeah
the new guy has the ability to sink ships with all that fun!...

CRAZY EYE!!!

By TheFancyMelon
This is an incredibly funny movie! If you're not sure if you want to see it, at least go to see the crazy eye!!!...

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Rated NR | For sexual content, language, crude humor and mild drug references
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ The New Guy is a waste of talent and time.
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