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New Guy (2004)

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In this witty and understated thriller, Gregg (Kelly Miller) has just hired on as a new office drone at a large and faceless corporate office. While Gregg has heard some curious rumors about his immediate predecessor and senses he hasn't been welcomed warmly by his co-workers, he doesn't think much of it until he stays late one evening and is locked into the building. As the night wears on, Gregg discovers his employers are looking for more than just hard work and the right attitude from their workers, resulting in a terrifying ordeal. The New Guy was the debut feature film from writer and director Bilge Ebiri.
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Cast

Johnny Ray
as Guillermo the Janitor
Hank Prehodka
as Mr. Stevens
Marla Mekjian
as Executive Assistant
Tracy Tobin
as Orientation Speaker
Robert Pollack
as The Faxer
Ed Lovett
as Man in Bathroom
Stephan Ghukfvin
as Panhandler
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Critic Reviews for New Guy

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

The first feature film by Bilge Ebiri, a New York Magazine film critic, is an unusual hybrid, a surreal 'cubicle comedy' that subtly morphs into a paranoid thriller.

Full Review… | November 10, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

This is Ebiri's first feature after directing four shorts. He shows talent, but shouldn't give up his day job just yet.

November 10, 2004
New York Post
Top Critic

From the co-workers' macho hazing rituals to the pseudo-arty gotcha ending, New Guy never quite locates a sensibility to call its own.

November 9, 2004
Village Voice
Top Critic

Alas, the movie is less clever than its characters.

Full Review… | November 11, 2004
Christian Science Monitor

Performances are solid and the washed-out, blue-tinged cinematography lends a sickish aura to the soul-eroding cubicles, offices and conference rooms that all too vividly evoke the mind-set of depressed wage slaves.

Full Review… | November 10, 2004

Combining the elements of comedy and thriller isn't easy, especially for a first-timer. But Ebiri pulls it off.

October 24, 2004
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for New Guy

I didn't have high expectations for this movie, but I actually quite enjoyed it for the most part. I'm a big fan of black comedy and this film fits into that category well. It's low budget and cheesy, but it's also just creepy enough, in a mundane way, that it kept me interested. I wish it had had a better ending, but overall I liked it.

Amanda Hendsbee
Amanda Hendsbee

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