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: October 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:37
A father (Matt Bomer) and son (Josh Wiggins) on a hunting trip must fight for survival in the snowy Montana wilds in this effective thriller. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
2.
Release Date: October 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:54
A beautiful romance dominates this true story of Robin and Diana Cavendish (Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy), facing challenges when he is paralyzed by polio. 117 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
3.
Release Date: October 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:20
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei directs this probing documentary on the global refugee crisis, beautifully bringing humanity to the foreground. 145 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
4.
Release Date: September 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:41
Strong acting by Idris Elba and Kate Winslet elevate this contrived romantic drama, about plane-crash survivors trekking across snowy wilderness. 103 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Now Playing in Theaters
5.
Release Date: September 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 2:44
A replicant-hunting cop (Ryan Gosling) unearths a big secret, involving ex-cop Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), in this worthy successor to the 1982 sci-fi classic. 163 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
6.
Release Date: September 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:52
The aging monarch (Judi Dench) befriends an Indian Muslim (Ali Fazal), whose presence rankles the bigoted royal court, in this well-acted historical tale. 103 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
7.
Release Date: September 1st, 2017
Rated • Running Time: 1:38
A hologram (Jon Hamm) tells an old woman (Lois Smith) her own memories, in this thoughtful drama about what we remember and what we choose not to. 99 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
8.
Release Date: September 1st, 2017
Running Time: 1:35
An absorbing, thoughtful and vibrant documentary that profiles the tireless activist and labor icon Dolores Huerta.
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: September 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:27
A wayward dog adopts a family, and plays a vital role in their ups and downs, in this up-and-down drama from filmmaker Mitch Davis ("The Other Side of Heaven"). 87 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Release Date: September 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:28
Harry Dean Stanton delights in his final film, as an irascible 90-year-old talking about life and death to his small-town friends. 88 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: August 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:41
Ninja teens battle a warlord mini-figure in this animated tale, a clever send-up of Asian action movies. 101 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
12.
Release Date: August 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:55
Tom Cruise's charm is misused in this tone-deaf action thriller, a true story of a pilot who gets hired by the CIA and ran drugs for Pablo Escobar. 115 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
13.
Release Date: August 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:54
A writer (Karen Allen) leaves her husband (Michael Cristofer) to rediscover herself in Cape Cod, in this tedious adaptation of Joan Anderson's memoirs. 114 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
14.
Release Date: August 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 2:21
British secret agent Eggsy (Taron Egerton) meets his American counterparts in this confused sequel to the 2014 spy comedy. 141 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
15.
Release Date: August 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:53
A young doctor (Adèle Haenel) searches for the identity of a dead woman who sought her help, in this engrossing thriller from Belgium's Dardenne brothers. Subtitled; 113 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
16.
Release Date: July 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:38
An aimless teen (Harris Dickinson) struggles with his sexual identity in this thoughtful, though listliess, drama. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
17.
Release Date: July 1st, 2017
Running Time: 2:08
Alejandro Jodorowsky's memoir, of his life as a young poet-in-waiting, is bursting with weird inventiveness and passion. Subtitled; 128 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
Release Date: June 30th, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:50
The German drama “13 Minutes” is a riveting story about one man’s attempt to stop World War II when it had barely started, by acting on the evil he saw but few of his countrymen did. Georg Elser...
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: June 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:49
Orphaned girls in the 1950s relocate to a farmhouse, where a demonic doll starts wielding its influence, in this smartly directed horror prequel. 109 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: June 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:29
An orphan girl (voiced by Elle Fanning) goes to Paris to pursue her dreams of being a ballerina, in this animated story. 89 minutes.
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
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