Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

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Based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is a live-action/CGI musical comedy that brings this beloved character to a new, global audience. When the Primm family (Constance Wu, Scoot McNairy, Winslow Fegley) 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 (Shawn Mendes) 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 (Brett Gelman), the Primm’s must band together with Lyle’s charismatic owner, Hector P. Valenti (Javier Bardem), 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.


  • Leo Lastumäki
  • Tuulikki Pohjola
  • Eira Soriola
  • Tapani Perttu
  • Seppo Mäki
  • Ahti Kuoppala
  • Lauri Leino
  • Pentti Kultala
  • Helge Hansila
  • Maija-Liisa Majanlahti

Atom User Reviews

4.5 out of 5
Verified Review

Such a sweet family movie! Just to let all the parents and care givers out there know, you have nothing to worry about with Lyle, Lyle Crocodile! So many movies made for children now are filled with unnecessary and controversial subject content not suitable for kids. This is pure innocence, joy, redemption, courage, and just plain fun. Everything a kid's movie should be! The boy at the center of the movie is so endearing and dynamic, you can't help but root for him! A movie you can take the whole family to see!

Niah V
Verified Review

Good clean kid friendly story without an alternative agenda. Just entertainment for the family!

Joshua C


Oct 19, 2022

It’s a sweet film that hits all of its modest targets and works largely because it avoids vapid pop culture references and ironic humour that would be out of date within a month of release.

David Jenkins
Little White Lies
Oct 6, 2022

While not enough to sell Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Bardem’s mission to out-cartoon his animated scene partner (admittedly not difficult) still feels like a blow struck for old-school flesh-and-blood eccentricity in the age of blah digital cutes. May that battle continue.

Metacritic review by Robert Abele
Robert Abele
Oct 6, 2022

Along with a few bouncy numbers from “The Greatest Showman” duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Bardem is the driving force behind “Lyle,” and the train loses major steam without its kooky conductor.

Jude Dry