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: July 18th, 2008
Rated G • Running Time: 1:18
Pearl Fryar, a self-taught topiary artist who fought prejudice in his South Carolina neighborhood, is the subject of this inspirational documentary. 78 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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2.
Release Date: December 16th, 2011
Rated G • Running Time: 1:27
The best of the franchise (which isn't saying much) has the rodents stranded on a desert island. 87 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
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no rating
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3.
Release Date: December 16th, 2011
Rated G
The third time is, indeed, the charm in “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” which isn’t nearly as stinky as the two previous outings of singing siblings Alvin, Simon and Theodore. This...
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
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no rating
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4.
Release Date: August 17th, 2007
Rated G • Running Time: 1:25
A heavy-handed global warming message undercuts the strong footage of polar bears and walruses in this documentary. 96 minutes. (S.P.M.)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
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no rating
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5.
Release Date: January 13th, 2012
Rated G • Running Time: 1:24
Disney's 1991 classic, a tuneful account of the fairy tale, is back and as good as ever. 84 minutes (plus a 5-minute short, "Tangled Ever After").
Tribune Rating
4 stars
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no rating
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6.
Release Date: June 9th, 2006
Rated G • Running Time: 1:57
The Pixar wizards take to the road with a sweet and smart story of a race car discovering life in the slow lane.
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
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no rating
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7.
Release Date: December 15th, 2006
Rated G • Running Time: 1:53
New technology and old-fashioned storytelling enrich this adaptation of the E.B. White classic about a pig and a spider (voiced by Julia Roberts). 97 minutes. (S.P.M.)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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8.
Release Date: November 4th, 2005
Rated G • Running Time: 1:21
It shouldn't take a knock in the head to get you to see this animated treat.
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
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no rating
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9.
Release Date: April 20th, 2012
Rated G • Running Time: 1:18
Captivating footage of chimpanzees (shot in Ivory Coast) can't quite overcome a dumbed-down Disneyfied narration by Tim Allen. 84 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
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no rating
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10.
Release Date: March 7th, 2008
Rated G • Running Time: 1:23
A rambunctious but only slightly funny Disney comedy about a dad (Martin Lawrence) who escorts his daughter (Raven-Symone) to a college interview. 83 minutes. (V.H.)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
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no rating
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11.
Release Date: June 3rd, 2005
Rated G • Running Time: 1:23
A haphazard nature documentary that shows the struggles of undersea life.
Tribune Rating
2 stars
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no rating
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12.
Release Date: March 3rd, 2006
Rated G • Running Time: 0:40
Director-cinematographer Howard Hall captures some gorgeous footage of oceanic life in this IMAX documentary.
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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13.
Release Date: March 14th, 2008
Rated G • Running Time: 1:28
The wit and warmth of Seuss' trusty elephant, protecting the microscopic Whos of Whoville, is well rendered in this computer-animated tale. 88 minutes. (S.P.M.)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
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no rating
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14.
Release Date: April 22nd, 2009
Rated G • Running Time: 1:30
The new DisneyNature label releases its first nature documentary, a trip around the globe brimming with exciting and beautiful footage. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
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no rating
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15.
Release Date: June 27th, 2008
Rated G • Running Time: 1:39
Werner Herzog visits Antarctica, photographing untamed nature and meeting the people who dare to go there, in this engrossing documentary. 99 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
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no rating
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16.
Release Date: September 15th, 2006
Rated G • Running Time: 1:28
A kid tries to give Babe Ruth's magic bat back to the slugger, in this warm computer-animated adventure. Rob Reiner and Whoopi Goldberg lead the voice cast. 88 minutes. (S.P.M.)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
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no rating
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17.
Release Date: August 15th, 2008
Rated G • Running Time: 1:30
Houseflies hitch a ride on the Apollo 11 moonshot in this tedious and cheap-looking 3-D computer-animated tale. Christopher Lloyd leads the voice cast. 84 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1 star
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no rating
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18.
Release Date: February 11th, 2011
Rated G • Running Time: 1:24
The Shakespeare classic gets a garden gnome makeover (and Elton John songs) in this cute computer-animated redo. 84 minutes. (VH)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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19.
Release Date: February 11th, 2011
Rated G • Running Time: 1:24
The Shakespeare classic gets a garden gnome makeover (and Elton John songs) in this cute computer-animated redo. 84 minutes. (VH)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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20.
Release Date: February 1st, 2008
Rated G • Running Time: 1:14
The pop singer shines in this concert film, shot largely in Salt Lake City. 74 minutes. (S.P.M.)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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