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
1.
Release Date: March 6th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:35
The Maysles brothers' classic 1975 documentary, following an eccentric mother and daughter, remains a fascinating document of people being themselves. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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Now Playing in Theaters
2.
Release Date: March 27th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:36
A klutzy E.T. (voiced by Jim Parsons) and a human girl (voiced by Rihanna) join forces during an alien invasion in this funny animated tale. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
3.
Release Date: January 23rd, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:16
The rise and fall of the Soviet Union's men's hockey team, mirroring the fate of the country, is chronicled in this fast and energetic documentary. Subtitled; 76 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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Out of Theaters
4.
Release Date: March 13th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:52
Disney's live-action remake of its 1950 animated classic is a charmingly realized visual spectacle, with Cate Blanchett quite striking as the stepmother. 112 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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5.
Release Date: March 6th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:02
A return visit to the British retirees finding a second life in Jaipur, India, is delightful for the cast, led by Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Bill Nighy. 122 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
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6.
Release Date: February 13th, 2015
Running Time: 1:26
The day-to-day lives of a group of vampires in Auckland, New Zealand, are chronicled in this dry-humored mock-documentary. 86 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
7.
Release Date: February 13th, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:34
Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan sing their hearts out in this achingly tender musical drama, which follows the ups and downs of a relationship. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
8.
Release Date: February 13th, 2015
Rated R • Running Time: 2:05
You want to know this: “Fifty Shades of Grey” offers plenty of sex scenes without a whiff of sexiness, acres of female nudity without any threat of unplowed emotion. This is the kind of movie...
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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9.
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
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10.
Release Date: December 19th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:33
A luminous animated tale, a modern take on Irish folklore, about a girl who discovers she's a selkie - a seal turned human. 93 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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11.
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
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12.
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
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13.
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
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14.
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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15.
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
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16.
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
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17.
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
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18.
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
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19.
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
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20.
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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