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: December 25th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:04
Stephen Sondheim's musical of fractured fairy tales gets a lush movie treatment, with a strong cast led by Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick. 124 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
2.
Release Date: October 24th, 2014
Rated G
Filmmaker Judy Irving looks at the California brown pelican, both in the wild and captivity, in an interesting but overlong documentary. 80 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
3.
Release Date: October 3rd, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:15
A married man (Mathieu Amalric, who directed) has an affair, and finds himself in trouble with the law, in this claustrophobic erotic thriller. Subtitled; 76 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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4.
Release Date: September 19th, 2014
Running Time: 1:29
This documentary takes an uncomforably close look at Mark Landis, who has donated his forged artworks to many museums. 89 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
5.
Release Date: August 22nd, 2014
Running Time: 1:55
Melodrama overpowers this real-life story of a California Catholic high school's record-breaking football team, and their inspirational coach (Jim Caviezel). 115 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
6.
Release Date: August 15th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:07
Sylvester Stallone returns to lead over-the-hill mercenaries, and recruit new fighters, to take down an arms dealer (Mel Gibson) in this bombastic action flick. 126 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
7.
Release Date: July 18th, 2014
Running Time: 1:34
Young lovers (Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou) go from honeymoon magic to a marital tragedy in Michel Gondry's self-consciously surreal romance. Subtitled; 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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8.
Release Date: June 12th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:52
Cop pals Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) go undercover at a college, in an action comedy that hilariously parodies its own existence. 112 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
9.
Release Date: May 23rd, 2014
Rated PG-13
Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) must go back to 1973, to stop a war against mutants before it starts, in this smart, exciting unification of the franchise. 131 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
10.
Release Date: May 2nd, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:45
Gugu Mbatha-Raw gives a luminous performance in this engrossing historic drama, as a half-black woman in 18th century English nobility. 104 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
11.
Release Date: April 11th, 2014
Running Time: 1:41
Blue macaws Blu (voice of Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (voice of Anne Hathaway) learn there's a flock of their kind in the Amazon, in this tuneful but dull animated sequel. 100 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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12.
Release Date: April 4th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:15
Marvel's star-spangled superhero (Chris Evans) returns, facing threats within S.H.I.E.L.D. and enemies from the past, in this action-packed installment. 136 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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13.
Release Date: March 21st, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:48
The furry gang tour Europe, and face a criminal who's a dead ringer for Kermit, in a wacky comedy that adults may like more than kids. 108 minutes, plus a short. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
14.
Release Date: March 14th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:20
A young mouse and a musical bear become friends, violating taboos of both species, in this charming animated tale. In English or in French (with subtitles); 80 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
15.
Release Date: March 7th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:30
A super-smart dog (voiced by Ty Burrell) and his adopted boy (voiced by Max Charles) travel through time in this light, engaging animate comedy. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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16.
Release Date: March 7th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:40
Wes Anderson's jewel box of a movie, about a ritzy European hotel and its fastidious concierge (Ralph Fiennes), is hilarious - but also touching. 100 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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17.
Release Date: February 28th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:44
An accidental lunch delivery sparks a pen-pal relationship between a housewife (Nimrat Kaur) and a clerk (Irrfan Khan) in this gentle romance. Subtitled; 104 minutes (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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18.
Release Date: February 21st, 2014
Running Time: 1:20
A funny and intimate behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway and film veteran, dealing with old age and diabetes as she mounts a new cabaret show. 80 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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19.
Release Date: February 21st, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:57
Kevin Costner's comeback - as a CIA assassin - is a ludicrous mix of action, family drama and general insanity. 113 minutes. (SDP)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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20.
Release Date: January 31st, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:34
Three buddies (Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan) wade relationship issues in a romantic comedy that has charms, despite its cliches. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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