The New Guy (2002) - Comedy

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A high school senior branded uncool in the ninth grade gets himself expelled so he changes his image to cool kid at the town's other high school.

IMDB: 5.9
Director: Ed Decter
Stars: DJ Qualls, Lyle Lovett
Length: 88 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 33 out of 164 found boring (20.12%)

One-line Reviews (70)

I mean seriously this is one of the worst movies I have ever seen and I have seen quite a few pathetic ones.

There are thousands of inconsistencies in the film, but it's a waste of time to count them all.

") - The reference to the film "Pearl Harbor" floppingOther than that, it's all fairly basic and banal.

, those from somewhere other than Texas) as they were to me, but the way they took all the formulaic content and turned it on its ear was well worth the price of admission in and of itself.

The ending was incredibly predictable with Dizzy being exposed as a loser from another school.

Cliche .

Who makes these uninspiring repeats?

However, the parts were not funny whatsoever, and it was insultingly predictable.

From spiderman to this movie, the positive effects of change is always a sure way of entertaining audience.

This movie would never win any Oscars, but I found it entertaining and often funny.

It makes the ultimate error of being boring and really not funny.

In dire need of coming of age .

That being said, while this film certainly had its faults and may not appeal to some viewers, I thought it was quite entertaining and for that reason I have rated it accordingly.

Either from poor production values, a dull story, a misplaced message or a whole load of other things.

It was a predictable movie.

This silly comedy features DJ Qualls (who was entertaining in a small role in last year's "Road Trip") as a high school loser who reinvents himself at another school as a popular tough guy.

As this is the only thing worth watching (it is truly outstanding), you may want to join me in petitioning for requiring the inclusion of at least one minute of Eliza trying on swim suits in all feature films.

He goes through the predictable clichés of gaining interest of the school slut and bully's girlfriend.

DJ Qualls plays his part well and Eddie Griffin with his crazy eyes kept the film entertaining.

I actually quite enjoyed it, it's really a fun film, that's often very funny, with a good story and cool characters .

"The New Guy" gets off to a very slow start, abusing us with crass humor including a teacher getting videotaped as he relieves himself in the bathroom and the main character (literally) getting his penis broken.

The cast grate, Griffin is wasted, and its so predictable, you can almost count to three when the titular character has something bad happen to him, and then its all okay come the end.

Harmless, pointless fun .

From its drab title, to its cloyingly bland poster, contrived setup, stock characters that can be described and summed up in one word, unfathomable plot points, and a barrage of other things, it's almost as if the executives behind the picture told Columbia Pictures that they wanted to fund, produce, create, and distribute one of the most boring and listless examples of teenage banal.

However a weak and predictable plot don't do the gags justice.

The plot is somewhat original, but also rather uninteresting and uninvolving.

It has no message, it has no purpose, it has no value or memorable characters or dialogue, no redeeming qualities.

Because of these reasons,this movie is totally enjoyable and easy to watch.

It is mostly the bizarre humor, easy to like characters, and outtakes that make this movie worth watching.

I'll just say that it was one of the worst movies I've seen.

The movie was a very fun ride for me and I seen it many times already and enjoyed it after ever viewing.

There is no story here.

A couple of decent actors (Eddie Griffin wasn't bad, and Zooey Deschanel is strangely charming) and some good cameos (Tommy Lee, David Hasslelhoff, Vanilla Ice) don't make up for a lousy script, a pathetic lead actor and bland, uninspired directing (the line - directed by a co-writer of There's Something About Mary should tell you all you need to know).

Entertaining bad movie .

It was great to see these guys in the movie and it made the film all the more enjoyable to watch.

I didn't find the humour in it at all, and it was very boring.

Qualls does what he can with otherwise predictable material.

I was expecting a high school comedy about losers trying to fit in, but instead "The New Guy" offered me something that wasn't a comedy set in a very awkward, cliché high school.

The New Guy had an overall trite story, but was entertaining and a fun to watch film.

Then again, I like watching you in pointless films that makes me laugh from time to time.

A funny enjoyable Teen Comedy .

I think the reason why is because of the cast, it looked like they just had a blast making this movie and made it completely entertaining.

Over-used, tired, boring, unfunny movie which exemplifies how not to make a film.

Cliché, cliché, cliché.

Where this is certainly not the best movie of the season, it was definitely entertaining.

The only good thing about this movie was Eddie Griffin, but even his usually funny humour was lowered to predictable dribble.

Based on the previews, I thought this was going to be another cheesy high school comedy, but was pleasantly surprised when I walked out of the theater.

THE WORST MOVIE I EVER SAW- and I've seen many movies.

Anyone who appreciates film of any quality will realize that this movie is a waste of time.

And dont forget to keep watching at the end, the out takes are worth watching.

One of the worst movies I have ever seen .

I believe the formula the studio used when they made this film was: Dork(DJ Qualls)+Hot Chick(Eliza Dushku)+Crap+Cliché = Waste of $$$!

The cameos are funny and unexpected plus there's a great soundtrack with everyone from James Brown to American Steel.

Thoroughly predictable right from the start.

The New Guy takes every cliche in the book (see below!

This film moves from the traditional teen film and places a moral that, though cliche, is very important.

His matching with Dushku was preposterous and we all knew, but we went along anyway because it was a comfortable cliché.

The minute that song played, I felt like I just received an adrenaline shot, especially after the film's lame first act.

A lot of people will say the plot of this movie was lame, predictable and dumb and yeah, they're right.

Untasteful and waste of valuable time .

However, some films transcend that badness and become simply pointless, and The New Kid is one of those films.

When the film surpasses the 30-minute mark, it becomes harmless and mildly entertaining.

) This movie is the worst movie I have seen, with the worst writing and only slightly better acting.

It was unfunny, boring, and there were so many cliches (can anyone be original these days?

This is quite an underrated little comedy and I couldn't help but laugh when they shoved the midget it in the garbage can(even though it was mean), plus the only thing that hampers it a little bit is that it's a little bit predictable.

It's been years since I've seen a movie so predictable, so idiotic and so formulistic.

Waste of time & talent (where there was some...

Genuinely the worst movie I've seen in a long time .

"The New Guy" is a waste of thousands of dollars and countless hours of time of all those involved.

I don't mean to be mean, but I'm sorry, it was the worst movie I saw.