1986 / 97m - Australia
Adventure, Comedy
Crocodile Dundee poster


July 15, 2021


A real blast from the past. It's been more than half a lifetime since I last watched this film. I remember liking it as a kid, but I figured this would be one of those films that might not have aged all that well. I was only half right. It's certainly not top drawer anymore, but it wasn't quite as bad as I'd feared.

Sue Charlton is an American reporter who travels to Australia to interview the legendary Crocodile Dundee. She spends a magical time with him traveling the wilderness, when she goes back to the US she invites Dundee to visit New York. He accepts Sue's invitation, but the big city isn't a place for a guy like him.

The comedy is pretty crude and based on broad clich├ęs, but it's exactly that crudeness that makes it fun to watch. The romcom elements are basic, the pacing is conflicted, and the performances are rather weak. But all in all it's a relatively entertaining film, not very memorable, but decent enough filler.