Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

critic Reviews

, 72% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Parents may not be beguiled, but Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is bound to make most children smile.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's done very well. Exhilarating... [But] it's a little inconsistent.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Javier Bardem alone is the flickering light of intrigue in this saccharine musical adaptation of Bernard Waber’s children’s book...
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    Leslie FelperinFinancial Times
    Utterly insane but oddly endearing family feature...
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    David JenkinsLittle White Lies
    Would happily sit through a sequel.
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    Cath ClarkeGuardian
    The film’s good-natured warmth wins the day, just.
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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    Good cheer and exuberant humor enliven this clever live-action musical adaptation of Bernard Waber’s classic children’s-book series.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Jonathan SimComingSoon.net
    This is the perfect movie for both children and intoxicated adults. Would you like to watch a live crocodile sitting in a courtroom? Yes, you absolutely would. Look no further than this masterpiece of an atrocity.
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    James MarshSouth China Morning Post
    The simple plotting and broad characterisation is bolstered by some pretty effective special effects work, and performer interaction with the towering, computer-generated crocodile is impressively seamless throughout.
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    Jesse HassengerPolygon
    Surprisingly confusing for a movie about the sweet-natured antics of a kid and a singing crocodile.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sarah Knight AdamsonSarah's Backstage Pass
    Watching Javier Bardem sing and dance along with Lyle is great fun, and the movie is fine for very young kids as well as teens--at the end of my screening, kids applauded and danced to the ending credits.
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