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: February 20th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:08
Kevin Costner stars in this inspirational sports drama, as a cross-country coach helping a team of underprivileged teens. 128 minutes. (SDP)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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Out of Theaters
2.
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
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no rating
S
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L
3.
Release Date: February 6th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:33
Mr. SquarePants and pals must save Bikini Bottom from destruction in this weird and wacky cartoon movie. 92 minutes. (SDP)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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4.
Release Date: January 23rd, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:39
Goblins, elves, fairies, imps and a magical potion are in the mix in this animated adventure from LucasFilm. 99 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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5.
Release Date: January 16th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:35
The beloved British bear arrives on the big screen, finding a London family to live with in this sweetly whimsical comedy. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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6.
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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7.
Release Date: December 19th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:37
The franchise's third, and seemingly final, chapter has Larry (Ben Stiller) and the living artifacts going to London. Some humor, but plenty of dry spots. 97 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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1.5 stars
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8.
Release Date: December 19th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:37
The franchise's third, and seemingly final, chapter has Larry (Ben Stiller) and the living artifacts going to London. Some humor, but plenty of dry spots. 97 minutes.
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
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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L
10.
Release Date: December 12th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 2:28
Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's detective noir novel, starring Joaquin Phoenix as a stoned private eye, is a trippy, funny thriller. 148 minutes.
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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11.
Release Date: December 12th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:22
Ridley Scott's depiction of Moses (Christian Bale) freeing the Hebrews from the pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton) is visually stunning but a dramatic mess. 144 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
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no rating
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12.
Release Date: November 26th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:32
The flightless super-spies are back in action, taking on a ruthless octopus (voiced by John Malkovich) in this fast and funny animated adventure. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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13.
Release Date: November 21st, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:03
The series' penultimate installment, as Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) reluctantly becomes the rebellion leader, generates lots of action but leaving us hanging. 123 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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14.
Release Date: November 14th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:47
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return as dimbulbs Lloyd and Harry, getting into more trouble in this scattershot sequel to the 1994 original. 110 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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15.
Release Date: November 14th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:20
Windbag Kirk Cameron gives a lengthy lecture on the Christian underpinnings of Christmas traditions. Only for the faithful. 79 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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16.
Release Date: November 7th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:45
A teen robotics genius befriends his brother's EMT robot, and upgrades it to fighting mode, in this colorful animated take on a Marvel comic title. 108 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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17.
Release Date: November 7th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:32
Writer-director Rob Diamond plays an indulgent father in this hackneyed modern telling of the biblical parable. Filmed in Utah. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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18.
Release Date: November 7th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:35
A follow-up to Bruce Brown's 1971 documentary, looking at the rise of the international sport of motorcycle racing. 90 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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19.
Release Date: November 7th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:45
A teen robotics genius befriends his brother's EMT robot, and upgrades it to fighting mode, in this colorful animated take on a Marvel comic title. 108 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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20.
Release Date: November 5th, 2014
Running Time: 3:00
Documentarian Frederick Wiseman takes his cameras inside Britain's National Gallery, to watch the care of the artwork there. 180 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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