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: April 29th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:34
An energetic Lombax (voiced by James Arnold Taylor) and a rejected robot (voiced by David Kaye) team up in this wheezing animated tale based on the video game. 94 minutes. (SPM)
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no rating
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Out of Theaters
2.
Release Date: April 22nd, 2016
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:03
Chris Hemsworth returns as Snow White's protector, battling an ice queen (Emily Blunt) alongside a lady warrior (Jessica Chasten) in this confused prequel/sequel. 114 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
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no rating
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3.
Release Date: April 15th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:45
This live-action remake, centering on the “man cub” Mowgli (Neel Sethi), is better than Disney’s ’67 animated version. 105 minutes. (SPM)
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4.
Release Date: April 1st, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:01
A teacher (Melissa Joan Hart) is taken to court when she talks about Jesus in the classroom, in this faith-based drama. 121 minutes.
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5.
Release Date: April 1st, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:27
A beach-shack cook (Paul Haapaniemi) tries to save his business from an evil developer, with the help of his dog, in this shoddy slapstick comedy. 82 minutes. (SPM)
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no rating
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6.
Release Date: March 18th, 2016
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:01
The third installment of the dystopian series sends Tris (Shailene Woodley) and friends into new perils, but it all feels recycled from previous films. 120 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
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no rating
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7.
Release Date: March 16th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:49
A Texas woman (Jennifer Garner) struggles with her faith when her daughter (Kiley Rogers) is diagnosed with an incurable disorder in this uneven faith-based drama. 109 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
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no rating
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8.
Release Date: March 11th, 2016
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:51
The childhood of Jesus is depicted in this biblical drama, adapted from the Anne Rice novel. 111 minutes.
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9.
Release Date: March 11th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:34
A woman (Sarah Kent) contemplates a major decision, and thinks back on her years with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, in this slow-moving melodrama. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
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no rating
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10.
Release Date: March 4th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:48
A rabbit cop (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) and a con-artist fox (voiced by Jason Bateman) team up in Disney's lively animated adventure. 108 minutes. (SPM)
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11.
Release Date: February 12th, 2016
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:45
At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model (Ben Stiller) is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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12.
Release Date: January 29th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:35
Po (voiced by Jack Black) finds his panda father (voiced by Bryan Cranston) and faces a new enemy (voiced by J.K. Simmons) in this artful continuation of the series. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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13.
Release Date: January 15th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:26
A polar bear (voiced by Rob Schneider) and three lemming friends go to New York to make a case for saving the Arctic in this animated tale. 86 minutes.
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14.
Release Date: January 1st, 2016
Running Time: 1:59
A young woman in the city has nostalgia for farm life, and recalls her 5th-grade adventures, in this charming tale from Japan's Studio Ghibli. Dubbed or subtitled; 118 minutes. (SPM)
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no rating
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15.
Release Date: December 23rd, 2015
Rated G
The musical rodents hit the road to stop Dave (Jason Lee) from popping the question in this depressingly unfunny and disjointed kiddie comedy. 92 minutes. (SPM)
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16.
Release Date: December 18th, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:16
Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens in theatres December 18, 2015.
Tribune Rating
4 stars
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no rating
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17.
Release Date: December 11th, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:01
Ron Howard directs star Chris Hemsworth in this rousing sea adventure, following the ill-fated voyage of a whaling ship in 1820. 121 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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18.
Release Date: December 11th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:20
A little boy discovers a bigger world when he follows his father into the city, in this gentle and beautifully animated fable from Brazil. 80 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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19.
Release Date: December 4th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:54
Juliet Stevenson portrays Mother Teresa in this dull biographical drama, which discusses the nun's internal doubts but doesn't dramatize them. 118 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
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no rating
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20.
Release Date: December 4th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:36
Six interlocking stories, all set in stuck elevators on Christmas Eve, fill this wildly uneven comedy-drama. Patrick Stewart, Jon Heder, Cheryl Hines and Gary Cole star. 96 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
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no rating
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