Parents Guide

To assist parents and children in choosing age-appropriate movies, The Salt Lake Tribune presents this parent's movie guide of the sexual content, violence and profane language in current movies. Each category is rated on a scale from 1-to-5, with 1 being the mildest and 5 the most adult-oriented.
S = Sexual content
(including nudity)
V = Violence
(including Chuck Norris's fists)
L = Language
(including crude dialog and drug reference)
Rating = Motion Picture Association of America rating
Now Playing in Theaters
1.
Release Date: November 30th, 2016
Running Time: 1:57
A divorced dad (Hiroshi Abe) tries to straighten out his messed-up life, in filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda's thoughtfully observed drama. Subtitled; 117 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
2.
Release Date: November 30th, 2016
Rated R • Running Time: 1:50
A young woman (Gemma Arterton) helps the British war effort by writing uplifting propaganda films, in this charming romantic comedy-drama. 117 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
3.
Release Date: November 30th, 2016
Rated G • Running Time: 1:16
Pandas, golden monkeys, snow leopards, chiru antelope and cranes are highlighted in this handsome Disney-produced nature documentary. 76 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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4.
Release Date: November 30th, 2016
Rated R • Running Time: 1:57
The tumultuous friendship of painter Paul Cezanne (Guillaume Galliene) and writer Emile Zola (Guillaume Canet) is depicted in this arresting drama. Subtitled; 117 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
5.
Release Date: March 3rd, 2017
Running Time: 1:20
Documentarian Ceyda Torun follows a few of the thousands of stray cats in Istanbul, chronicling the symbiosis between human and animal. Subtitled; 79 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
6.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:34
Woody Harrelson gives his all to an unlikeable character, a misanthrope who tries to restart his life, in this shrill comedy. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
7.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 2:25
Filmmaker Terrence Malick follows pretty people through the Austin music scene in this maddening collection of images.
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
8.
Raw
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:35
If your taste in horror runs toward the smart and sick, French filmmaker Julia Ducournau’s disturbing feature debut, “Raw,” is a worthwhile kick in the gut. This gory, unsettling movie gained a...
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:45
Kristen Stewart shines as a Paris celebrity’s clothes shopper, hoping for a sign from her deceased twin, in this moving tale of grief and loss. 104 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Release Date: November 18th, 2016
Running Time: 1:53
Julie Dash's 1991 landmark, depicting the lives of an African-American family in 1902 as they decide whether to leave the South, returns in a radiant restoration. 112 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: July 1st, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:31
This heartwarming documentary tells of how journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia, learned to communicate with their autistic son, Owen, through Disney cartoons. 89 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
12.
Release Date: December 23rd, 2015
Rated G
The musical rodents hit the road to stop Dave (Jason Lee) from popping the question in this depressingly unfunny and disjointed kiddie comedy. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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13.
Release Date: November 6th, 2015
Rated G • Running Time: 1:33
The makers of "Ice Age" transfer Charlie Brown and pals to 3-D computer animation, but keep the gentle spirit of Charles M. Schulz' creations intact. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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14.
Release Date: November 6th, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:28
Daniel Craig brings some necessary grit in his fourth outing as James Bond, in a movie loaded with action but with an up-and-down pace. 148 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
15.
Release Date: October 9th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:40
A war photographer (Gunner Wright) brings a bratty heiress (Rachel Hurd-Wood) to Nepal for a charity mission, in this gentle drama. 100 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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16.
Release Date: August 28th, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:38
After a nuclear apocalypse, a farm woman (Margot Robbie) meets the last surviving men (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine) in this low-key thriller. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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17.
Release Date: August 5th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:25
A plucky sheep goes to save his amnesiac farmer from The Big City, in this vibrant and funny animated adventure from Britain's Aardman Studios. 85 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
18.
Release Date: July 31st, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:11
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) tracks an anti-IMF bent on global chaos, in this exciting fifth installment of the spy franchise. 131 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Max
Release Date: June 26th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:51
A Marine dog sees his handler killed, and comes to Texas to be tended by the Marine's brother (Josh Wiggins), in this thickly paced melodrama. 111 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
20.
Release Date: June 19th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:42
Disney/Pixar's latest is a funny, smart, colorful and deep story of an 11-year-old girl in transition, as seen by the emotions inside her mind. 94 minutes, plus a 7-minute short. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
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