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: March 31st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:36
The charms of stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin carry this comedy, about retirees who decide to mount a bank heist. 97 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
2.
Release Date: March 31st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:30
Creepy doings in and outside a half-demolished hospital make for an intense, bloody horror thriller. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
3.
Release Date: March 12th, 2017
Rated G • Running Time: 1:24
Disney remakes its 1991 animated classic with live actors, creating a too-faithful copy that's improved by Emma Watson's luminous turn as Belle. 129 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
4 stars
S
V
L
4.
Release Date: March 3rd, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:58
A '70s-era crew ventures to a jungle island and finds the big gorilla in this exciting, fun action adventure. 120 minutes. (SDP)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
5.
Release Date: March 3rd, 2017
Running Time: 1:20
Documentarian Ceyda Torun follows a few of the thousands of stray cats in Istanbul, chronicling the symbiosis between human and animal. Subtitled; 79 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
6.
Release Date: March 3rd, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 2:21
“Logan” is a bit of a departure in the “X-Men” film series. It’s certainly a farewell. No, it’s not a spoiler that this is the third and final Wolverine film; that it’s Hugh Jackman’s ninth and...
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
7.
Release Date: March 3rd, 2017
Rated • Running Time: 1:45
Burning Sands take you on a raw, voyeuristic journey of fraternity pledging through the eyes of one favored pledgee, who is torn between honoring the coe of silence or standing up against the...
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
8.
Release Date: March 2nd, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:40
German POWs are forced to dig up and defuse land mines on Denmark's west coast, in this by-the-numbers wartime drama. Subtitled; 100 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:40
Astronauts on the International Space Station encounter new, and deadly, life from Mars in this effective science-fiction horror movie. 104 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Running Time: 1:34
The premise of this dark comedy is appealing and Ray Romano as a depressed composer provides a spark of humor, but casting is off elsewhere.
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:29
The blue creatures discover something in the Forbidden Forest, in this tedious return to the animated franchise. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
12.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:37
Alec Baldwin voices a business-suited baby, in a one-joke animated tale about a big brother adjusting to a new sibling. 97 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
13.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:34
Woody Harrelson gives his all to an unlikeable character, a misanthrope who tries to restart his life, in this shrill comedy. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
14.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 2:25
Filmmaker Terrence Malick follows pretty people through the Austin music scene in this maddening collection of images.
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
15.
Raw
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:35
If your taste in horror runs toward the smart and sick, French filmmaker Julia Ducournau’s disturbing feature debut, “Raw,” is a worthwhile kick in the gut. This gory, unsettling movie gained a...
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
16.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:41
The old TV series, about California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers (Dax Shepard, Michael Pena), gets rebooted in a raunchy, funny comedy. 101 minutes. (SDP)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
17.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:45
Kristen Stewart shines as a Paris celebrity’s clothes shopper, hoping for a sign from her deceased twin, in this moving tale of grief and loss. 104 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
18.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:06
A boy goes to live in an orphanage, creating a makeshift family with the other residents, in this tender animated story. Subtitled or dubbed; 70 minutes plus a short. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:50
A scientist discovers proof of the afterlife in a sober drama that considers the human reaction to such a find.
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Running Time: 1:28
Jonathan Demme's lucid 1984 documentary of Talking Heads' "Speaking in Tongues" shows remains the best concert movie ever made. 88 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
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