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: 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
S
V
L
2.
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
V
L
3.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Now Playing in Theaters
4.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
5.
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
S
V
L
6.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
7.
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
V
L
8.
Release Date: November 5th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:49
Christopher Nolan's sweeping space epic, aboard a spaceship sent to find a replacement for a ravaged Earth, has stunning visuals and a familiar story. 169 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
4 stars
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: October 24th, 2014
High-school friends try to reach spirits of the dead in this dumb and cliche-ridden horror movie based on the board game. 89 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1 star
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Release Date: October 24th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:39
A 28-year-old (Keira Knightley) fears adulthood, and hides out with a teen girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) in this loosey-goosey comedy. 99 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: October 24th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:38
A high-school football star (Matt Hapka) goes blind, and relies on his family and faith to carry on, in this thoughtful drama. 98 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
12.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
13.
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
14.
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
15.
Release Date: October 17th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:48
Racial tensions at a high-toned college campus play out in this sharp and funny satire, by writer-director Justin Simien. 100 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
16.
Release Date: October 17th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:59
A Hollywood actor (Michael Keaton) risks his career and sanity mounting a Broadway play, in Alejandro G. Iñárritu's brilliant whirlwind of a movie. 119 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
17.
Release Date: October 17th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:17
Animator Isao Takahata's painterly look infuses this gentle drama, based on a Japanese folk tale of a girl growing to be a noblewoman. Subtitled or dubbed; 137 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
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
19.
Release Date: October 10th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:43
Bill Murray's beautifully detailed performance enlivens this comedy-drama, about a misanthrope who befriends a lonely kid (Jaeden Lieberher). 102 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
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
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