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: October 17th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:59
A Hollywood actor (Michael Keaton) risks his career and sanity mounting a Broadway play, in Alejandro G. Iñárritu's brilliant whirlwind of a movie. 119 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
2.
Release Date: October 31st, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:32
An amnesiac (Nicole Kidman) must figure out who to trust as her memory disappears overnight, in this cliche-ridden and slow thriller. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
3.
Release Date: October 3rd, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:50
Young Sudanese men, having survived civil war and refugee camps, find new life in America in this thoughtful drama. Reese Witherspoon co-stars. 110 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
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: October 17th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:48
Racial tensions at a high-toned college campus play out in this sharp and funny satire, by writer-director Justin Simien. 100 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
6.
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
V
L
7.
Release Date: August 22nd, 2014
Rated PG • 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
8.
Release Date: August 15th, 2014
Running Time: 1:35
The discovery of the largest T. rex specimen ever, and the legal and government battle that ensued, is chronicled in this eye-opening documentary. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
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
V
L
10.
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
V
L
11.
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
12.
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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13.
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
14.
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
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L
15.
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
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16.
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
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L
17.
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
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L
18.
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
19.
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
20.
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
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