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 PG • Running Time: 1:35
A love triangle plays out on Mexico's Day of the Dead in this colorful, fast-paced and fun computer-animated tale 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
2.
Release Date: October 17th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 2:14
The members of a Sherman tank crew (led by Brad Pitt) survive the horrors of World War II and develop camaraderie in combat in this intense drama. 134 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
3.
Release Date: October 17th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:35
A love triangle plays out on Mexico's Day of the Dead in this colorful, fast-paced and fun computer-animated tale 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
4.
Release Date: October 10th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:20
An 11-year-old (Ed Oxenbould) and his family suffer humorous calamities, in this fun, silly movie. 81 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
2 stars
S
V
L
5.
Release Date: October 10th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:32
The backstory of Prince Vlad (Luke Evans), who takes on vampire powers to save his kingdom, makes for a murky thriller overloaded with visual effects. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
6.
Release Date: October 10th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:18
This film, backed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, profiles six LDS members in a slick sales-pitch of a documentary. 78 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
V
L
7.
Release Date: September 26th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:40
Underground dwellers of a cheese-mad village are hunted down by an evil exterminator (voiced by Ben Kingsley) in this charmingly baroque animated adventure. 97 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
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8.
Release Date: September 26th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:40
Underground dwellers of a cheese-mad village are hunted down by an evil exterminator (voiced by Ben Kingsley) in this charmingly baroque animated adventure. 97 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: September 26th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 2:12
Denzel Washington is quietly powerful as a mystery man who helps others, and faces down the Russian mob, in this thrilling reboot of the '80s TV show. 131 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Release Date: September 19th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:28
This documentary smartly argues the case against America's continued oil addiction, and offers up common-sense solutions. 88 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: September 19th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:53
James Dashner's dystopian novel, about teens caught in a green land surrounded by a deadly maze, is exciting up until its unsatisfying ending. 113 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
12.
Release Date: September 12th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:47
The pleasant continuing adventures of Winter, the dolphin with a prosthetic tale, and the teens (Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff) caring for her. 107 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
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13.
Release Date: September 12th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:47
The pleasant continuing adventures of Winter, the dolphin with a prosthetic tale, and the teens (Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff) caring for her. 107 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
14.
Release Date: September 12th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:36
Brian Cox gives a strong performance as legendary soccer manager Sir Matt Busby (Brian Cox), who coaches a boys' team in this inspirational drama. 96 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
15.
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
16.
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
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17.
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
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L
18.
Release Date: August 8th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:57
An Indian family opens a restaurant in Provence, starting a battle of wills with a French restaurateur (Helen Mirren), in this warm comedy-drama. 122 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: August 8th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:31
A documentary chronicling director James Cameron's diving expeditions in the deepest part of the Pacific. 90 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
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20.
Release Date: July 25th, 2014
Rated R
Director Luc Besson goes weird, but not weird enough, in this sci-fi tale of a woman (Scarlett Johansson) whose brain capacity is heightened. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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