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: 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
V
L
2.
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
V
L
Now Playing in Theaters
3.
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
V
L
Out of Theaters
4.
Release Date: May 2nd, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:30
Katie Couric narrates this engaging documentary, which talks about America's obesity problem - and points fingers at the food industry and lax regulation. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
5.
Release Date: April 11th, 2014
Rated G • 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
S
V
L
6.
Release Date: April 4th, 2014
Rated G • Running Time: 39
Sumptuous cinematography captures several species of lemurs, in this documentary about efforts to help the animals survive environmental devastation. 39 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
7.
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
S
V
L
8.
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
V
L
9.
Release Date: March 21st, 2014
Running Time: 1:58
A woman (Charlotte Gainsbourg) tells a kindly man (Stellan Skarsgaard) of her sexual experiences in Lars von Trier's sexually explicit but clinical drama. 118 minutes.
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Release Date: March 21st, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:30
Jake Gyllenhaal plays dual roles, as a nerdy professor and a confident actor, in this surreal thriller that moves slowly and pretentiously. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: March 21st, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 2:24
Two brothers - an ex-con (Clive Owen) and a cop (Billy Crudup) - clash in Brooklyn 1974, in this by-the-numbers crime drama. 128 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
12.
Release Date: March 14th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:29
Jason Bateman makes a strong directorial debut with this slashing comedy, with Bateman as a 40-year-old entering a children's spelling bee. 89 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
13.
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
V
L
14.
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
S
V
L
15.
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
V
L
16.
Release Date: February 28th, 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
V
L
17.
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
S
V
L
18.
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
V
L
19.
Release Date: February 19th, 2014
Running Time: 1:52
A well-to-do designer (Luminitia Gheorghiu) pulls strings to defend her adult son, who killed a child in a car accident, in this intense Romanian drama. Subtitled; 113 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: February 12th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:48
The remake of Paul Verhoeven's classic pulp science-fiction movie lacks the original’s bite and heart. 118 minutes
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
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