Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Cute singing croc musical has slapstick, a little peril.

PG 2022 106 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 5+

What family movies are supposed to be

A refreshing kids movie that had no curse words, no political agenda, just fun. Even my tweens enjoyed it bc the boy is a middle schooler, and one was humming the music from it later in the day. Nice lesson about forgiveness at the end.

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age 4+

Cute movie for 2022, I may buy this one.

I really enjoyed this film, I am glad to see this a movie about family, father, mother and son. Josh's mother died, but his stepmom is so sweet and wants to make she is is a good mother to him. It was a bit weird to see a CGI crocodile, with the voice of a pop singer, but this is a cute film, a few small parts, Hector, Lyle original owner, was in the shower and Mr .Primm finds him in there, it does not show anything, but hector's head and a bit of his torso. And there is another seen where Hector was trying to get Lyle to hug him, and hector slaps his bottom to get Lyle to come, also The Lord's name in vain was said twice and Mr. Grumps is a terrible neighbor. That is all of the problems I had. I liked that is was about family, father his wife and their son. It was nice to see that Lyle brought the family closer together.

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