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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile | 2022 | PG | – 1.3.1

content-ratingsWhy is “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” rated PG? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “mild peril and thematic elements.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a kissing scene, a couple of bathing scenes with partial nudity, a couple of sequences where a teen boy is threatened or encounters dangerous characters, a teen boy has an anxiety attack that triggers an asthma attack, a few scenes of people coming in contact with a crocodile and fearing it, a crocodile being tranquilized, several scenes of a man yelling at and threatening others, and some name-calling. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


An entertainer (Javier Bardem) desperate to find a hook for his next big show discovers a singing crocodile (voiced by Shawn Mendes) in an exotic animal shop and is sure that together they will make it big. Also with Constance Wu, Scoot McNairy, Brett Gelman, Winslow Fegley and Lyric Hurd. Directed by Josh Gordon & Will Speck. [Running Time: 1:46]

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile SEX/NUDITY 1

 – A husband and his wife kiss in bed. When his wife is inordinately happy, a husband becomes concerned that there is someone else in her life (she reassures him).
 A crocodile stands up in a bathtub when a woman comes into the room and the croc covers itself with a scarf. A man is seen in a bathtub filled with bubbles and we see his bare shoulders and chest. A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage. A man opens a shower curtain while showering and talks to another man that entered the room (we see the first man’s bare chest and abdomen) and the second man turns away to avoid seeing the man nude.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile VIOLENCE/GORE 3

 – A man in a dark alley moves toward a teen boy, telling him to give him his phone; a crocodile steps out of the shadows and roars at the man, scaring him away. A man is thrown out of the back of a speeding car and rolls on the road (we see him with a bruised forehead and cheek later). Police and wildlife control officers arrive at an apartment where a crocodile hides in a closet and is then shot with a tranquilizer dart, carried away on a stretcher, and taken to the zoo.
 A teen boy collapses and an EMT says that he had an anxiety attack that triggered his asthma. A man lowers himself into a crocodile pen in a zoo and a couple of large crocodiles move toward him, hissing and snapping, until another crocodile throws one of the attacking crocs away and roars at the other to protect the man. Armed police aim guns and tranquilizer guns at a crocodile on a stage (they do not fire).
 A teen boy goes to a dark attic where he hears noises and finds a large crocodile in a glass case (the creature is still and acts as if it is stuffed); the crocodile gasps and breathes deeply after the boy leaves. A teen boy hears singing coming from the attic and is startled when he finds a crocodile standing behind him; the boy falls to the floor and a cat jumps toward the crocodile and lands in its mouth (the crocodile later spits the cat out covered with slime but otherwise unharmed); the boy panics and chases the crocodile down a fire escape, along alley ledges, the crocodile jumps into a manhole and the boy runs through traffic causing cars to screech to a stop. A woman finds a crocodile in an attic and she screams and runs away. A woman carrying a broom finds a crocodile in a bathtub singing, screams and runs away when the croc stands up and roars; the crocodile follows her to the other part of the house and signs to her. A teen boy is nervous while walking through crowded city sidewalks, where he is bumped a few times and boarding a subway train. A man yells and runs through a house screaming after he sees a crocodile in the attic. A teen boy tells his father that they have to break a crocodile out from the zoo where it is being kept. A man talks about breaking a crocodile out of a zoo; we later see him handcuffing himself to a gate at the zoo, switching the handcuffs to lock a security guard to the gate and the man sneaks into the reptile house. A teen boy drives a motorcycle with a crocodile in the sidecar and they speed away from a zoo, through city streets, and they are chased by security and police before crashing through the entrance of a theater and throwing the crocodile into a popcorn display spilling the corn on the floor. A man throws jacks on a floor causing a security guard to slip and fall hard on the ground. A man walks through a restaurant kitchen and takes a knife from a food prep person’s belt; he picks up a tray of food and continues through the kitchen, explodes a smoke bomb and barrels onto a stage where a man yells for him to leave and he is ushered out by a security guard.
 A crocodile shoves a man and challenges him to wrestle; they wrestle and the man is thrown, he gets up and pins the croc to the floor, they continue to wrestle and we hear thumping and yelling coming from the room. A teen boy is thrown onto a wrestling mat several times during practice (he does not seem injured, but he grunts).
 A crocodile slides down a banister and lands on a man, knocking him to the floor and licks him on the face. A man and a crocodile sing and dance in an apartment attic. A man and a crocodile stand on a stage and the man sings and dances while the crocodile stands frozen in fear. A teen boy sings badly onstage in front of a crowd and they groan.
 A dog in a taxi barks at a crocodile in a car and the crocodile roars at it causing the taxi to swerve and stop. A crocodile cooks and sets a pan on fire, and then eats the charred food. A man steps on the gas in a car and a cat is thrown against the back windshield (no injuries are seen).
 Several teens yell at another teen when he walks in the way of their filming in a school hallway. A teen boy talks about his mother dying when he was 2 years old. A man is rude, yells at people in several scenes, and threatens to call authorities about noise and other infractions by people living in a brownstone building. A man yells at and threatens another man. A man complains on the phone about people using wide strollers on a city sidewalk and that they, “Made the mistake of having a second child.” A woman feels sad about her stepson growing up and growing away from her; she feels left out. A man hears noise coming from a neighboring apartment and says, “I hate them so much.” A man accuses another man of filming people without their consent. A man tells his son that not all problems have solutions. A teen boy is fearful of moving to a big city and he tells his parents about the crime statistics and the prevalence of lead paint.
 A man in an exotic animal shop offers a man a bird-eating spider or a boa constrictor (we do not see the animals). A teen boy is afraid of city noises at night and he hears thumping and other sounds coming from the attic. A man rides a motorcycle with a crocodile in the sidecar in a couple of scenes.
 A crocodile, a cat and a teen boy runs through city and alleys at night and jump into several dumpsters finding a variety of food and they eat some; later the cat is shown regurgitating a whole shrimp and we hear the sound of sputtering when the cat squats over its litter box. A crocodile, a woman and a teen boy jump into a dumpster and we later see the woman and the boy eating the food that they found (the woman and boy burp loudly). A crocodile and a teen boy sing and dance on a rooftop, the boy stumbles and the crocodile catches him; the teen jumps onto a ledge and the crocodile steadies him. A crocodile slurps up a family sized ice cream sundae and gets “brain freeze.”
 A man follows a voice coming from the backroom of a shop and finds a small crocodile singing and dancing in a cage. A man and a crocodile sit in a bathtub together. A crocodile finds a massager, it lands in the croc’s mouth and it is jostled around before using it on its neck and abdomen and the croc’s foot taps on the floor. Several crocodiles sleep in a pile in a zoo enclosure; one crocodile stands up and we hear a flatulent sound as the standing croc waves its hand to disperse the smell.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile LANGUAGE 1

 – Name-calling (sad, stupid, ridiculous, absurd, filthy, Mr. Grumps, horrible, weirdo, weird, awful), exclamations (ay yi yi, prepare to have your flabber truly gasted), 1 religious exclamation (oh my God). | profanity glossary |

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile SUBSTANCE USE

 – A man drinks a glass of champagne in a bathtub, and a man tells a group of people that he has had a glass of champagne.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Family, anxiety, stage fright, being alone, setbacks, setting a good example for children, regret, making fronds in a new place, living is dangerous, self-confidences, disappointment, fear, death of apparent, parenting, weakness, second chances.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile MESSAGE

 – Taking chances and trying things allows you to enjoy life.

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