Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

When the Primm family moves to New York City, their young son Josh struggles to adapt to his new school and new friends. All of that changes when he discovers Lyle - a singing crocodile who loves baths, caviar and great music-living in the attic of his new home. The two become fast friends, but when Lyle’s existence is threatened by evil neighbor Mr. Grumps, the Primm’s must band together with Lyle’s charismatic owner, Hector P. Valenti, to show the world that family can come from the most unexpected places and there’s nothing wrong with a big singing crocodile with an even bigger personality.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
  • Stars: Javier Bardem, Constance Wu, Winslow Fegley, Shawn Mendes, Scoot McNairy, Brett Gelman, Lyric Hurd, Sal Viscuso, Don DiPetta, Yussie Jupiter, Mac Wells, Lindsey Moser, Melisa Lopez, Chloe Camp, Joe Gulla, Elijahawon Perrin, Niquitta S. Wolfe, Zeb Slone
  • Director: Josh Gordon, Will Speck
  • anadeanc - 4 January 2023
    The Mouthbreather
    Found this book to film adaptation to be adorable and cheerful, with two exceptions: The sons mouthbreathing and the crocodile's voice. I found myself distracted by the sons never-closing mouth, whether he was playing into his characters asthma or the actor has a deviated septum, either way, I signed up for a movie starring a talented crocodile, not a swollen tonsil. Secondly, Lyle's high pitched effeminate singing voice, which would probably be more suited to a movie about a singing mouse, clashed terribly with his low and nearly harrowing growls. He would have been much more suited with a Sinatra-esque tone.
  • Drawmort - 19 December 2022
    Who approved this script???
    Where do we start...? Ok, even with the intended audience of this movie in mind, the story sucks. I saw this film with a couple of nephews and we were all super bored. If they are not interested in this movie, imagine me.

    But let's try to look for good points. We are in 2022 so the visual effects are consistent with the year, nothing to say in that regard. It's noticeable that the team behind the scenes is professional, because everything is at a fairly decent level. Photography, performances, soundtrack, etc. For these points my rating is a 5 instead of a 3.

    Then it's impossible not to rant again against the story, which in addition to being boring, has many questions, starting from the biggest of all: who came up with that a crocodile could be adorable? So many other questions aren't even worth mentioning.

    Without a doubt, this film is a great bet that is lost everywhere.