The New Guy Reviews

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Steve Head
IGN Movies
June 11, 2013
It's a fun, upbeat movie, and there are scenes that are downright hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Total Film
June 11, 2013
So what's new about The New Guy? Not much, actually.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anita Schmaltz
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
June 11, 2013
DJ Qualls does possess some charm, but not the chutzpah to make the forced humor float.
Christopher Borrelli
Toledo Blade
June 11, 2013
A very forgettable new teen comedy.

Film4
June 11, 2013
Despite the endearing presence of DJ Qualls, this feeble farce scrapes the bottom of the gross-out barrel with pitiful results.
Top Critic
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
June 11, 2013
A comedy just funny enough to make viewers wish it were far funnier.
Chris Kaltenbach
Baltimore Sun
June 11, 2013
Maybe the only thing revelatory about The New Guy is how redemptive a good heart can be to even the most derivative film. Be prepared to smile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
The New Guy is a waste of talent and time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Lame, hokey, filled with plot holes, and cursed with a lazy script.
Top Critic
Robert Koehler
Variety
August 6, 2008
Distinguished by certain rodent-like features, Qualls is a bargain-basement, pre-adult version of David Spade -- and becomes just as tiresome.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 5, 2007
Joyless dreck, another dumbed-down teen comedy fired out of Hollywood with all the crudeness of a spitball.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 6, 2007
It isn't very good, but it doesn't seem to care, which turns out to be rather refreshing.
Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Likeable characters and a cliched but meatier-than-usual story for a teen comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 7, 2004
No words can describe how truly awful this movie is.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
The New Guy's no worse than other teen recent teen-aimed flicks like Slackers, but that's not exactly a compliment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
Algumas piadas são muito boas, mas, de modo geral, o filme decepciona. Caso se mantivesse politicamente incorreto, seria melhor.
| Original Score: 2/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Too little Griffin and too much toilet humor equals too bad for The New Guy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Mentioning plot holes or logical discrepancies would be almost redundant; this is a case where no critic's opinion will affect the film's failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 5, 2002
Never gets on the good foot.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
October 6, 2002
Tries too hard to be funny in a way that's too loud, too goofy and too short of an attention span.
| Original Score: 1/4
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