The New Guy (2002)



Critic Consensus: Incoherent, silly, and unoriginal, The New Guy offers up the same old teen gross-out comedy cliches.

Movie Info

Former Prada model and Road Trip co-star D.J. Qualls makes a bid for leading man status in this nerd-makeover comedy. Qualls stars as Dizzy, a dorky but delinquent high school student who's determined to get expelled from his hellish high school -- but ends up landing in jail instead. There he meets the intimidating, street-smart Luther (Eddie Griffin), himself a former geek, who takes Dizzy under his wing to teach him the art of being cool. Soon Luther and his pals have broken Dizzy of his … More

Rating: PG-13 (not Rated)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: David Kendall
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 13, 2002
Box Office: $29.0M
Columbia Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for The New Guy

All Critics (97) | Top Critics (26)

A comedy just funny enough to make viewers wish it were far funnier.

Full Review… | June 11, 2013
AV Club
Top Critic

Distinguished by certain rodent-like features, Qualls is a bargain-basement, pre-adult version of David Spade -- and becomes just as tiresome.

Full Review… | August 6, 2008
Top Critic

It isn't very good, but it doesn't seem to care, which turns out to be rather refreshing.

Full Review… | March 6, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Never gets on the good foot.

Full Review… | November 5, 2002
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

It's a fun, upbeat movie, and there are scenes that are downright hilarious.

Full Review… | June 11, 2013
IGN Movies

So what's new about The New Guy? Not much, actually.

Full Review… | June 11, 2013
Total Film

Audience Reviews for The New Guy

Without a nexus, cliched and dumb screenplay that The New Guy lose his "quality" being just another comercial sex teen American movie. Of course the film bring also very funny scenes and a good soundtrack with funk hits. But unfortunately it doesn't save The New Guy. Rotten.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

It's kinda stupid. I watched this because of my fave actress Zooey Deschanel but her underarms scared me!

Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

Not very original and unintelligent however the actors did a good job in creating a good and funny film to lighten spirits. I like DJ Qualls and he is perfectly cast and he's the best thing in it. Fairly funny but not amazingly great.

Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

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