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 27th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:36
A klutzy E.T. (voiced by Jim Parsons) and a human girl (voiced by Rihanna) join forces during an alien invasion in this funny animated tale. 94 minutes. (SPM)
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no rating
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2.
Release Date: March 27th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:36
A klutzy E.T. (voiced by Jim Parsons) and a human girl (voiced by Rihanna) join forces during an alien invasion in this funny animated tale. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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3.
Release Date: March 13th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:52
Disney's live-action remake of its 1950 animated classic is a charmingly realized visual spectacle, with Cate Blanchett quite striking as the stepmother. 112 minutes. (SPM)
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no rating
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Out of Theaters
4.
Release Date: March 13th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:52
Disney's live-action remake of its 1950 animated classic is a charmingly realized visual spectacle, with Cate Blanchett quite striking as the stepmother. 112 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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5.
Release Date: March 6th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:02
A return visit to the British retirees finding a second life in Jaipur, India, is delightful for the cast, led by Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Bill Nighy. 122 minutes. (SPM)
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no rating
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6.
Release Date: March 6th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:35
The Maysles brothers' classic 1975 documentary, following an eccentric mother and daughter, remains a fascinating document of people being themselves. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
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no rating
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7.
Release Date: February 20th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:08
Kevin Costner stars in this inspirational sports drama, as a cross-country coach helping a team of underprivileged teens. 128 minutes. (SDP)
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no rating
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8.
Release Date: February 13th, 2015
Running Time: 1:26
The day-to-day lives of a group of vampires in Auckland, New Zealand, are chronicled in this dry-humored mock-documentary. 86 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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9.
Release Date: February 13th, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:34
Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan sing their hearts out in this achingly tender musical drama, which follows the ups and downs of a relationship. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
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no rating
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10.
Release Date: February 13th, 2015
Rated R • Running Time: 2:05
You want to know this: “Fifty Shades of Grey” offers plenty of sex scenes without a whiff of sexiness, acres of female nudity without any threat of unplowed emotion. This is the kind of movie...
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
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no rating
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11.
Release Date: February 6th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:33
Mr. SquarePants and pals must save Bikini Bottom from destruction in this weird and wacky cartoon movie. 92 minutes. (SDP)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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12.
Release Date: January 23rd, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:16
The rise and fall of the Soviet Union's men's hockey team, mirroring the fate of the country, is chronicled in this fast and energetic documentary. Subtitled; 76 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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13.
Release Date: January 23rd, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:39
Goblins, elves, fairies, imps and a magical potion are in the mix in this animated adventure from LucasFilm. 99 minutes.
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no rating
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14.
Release Date: January 16th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:35
The beloved British bear arrives on the big screen, finding a London family to live with in this sweetly whimsical comedy. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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15.
Release Date: December 25th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:04
Stephen Sondheim's musical of fractured fairy tales gets a lush movie treatment, with a strong cast led by Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick. 124 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
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no rating
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16.
Release Date: December 19th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:37
The franchise's third, and seemingly final, chapter has Larry (Ben Stiller) and the living artifacts going to London. Some humor, but plenty of dry spots. 97 minutes. (SPM)
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no rating
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1.5 stars
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Release Date: December 19th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:37
The franchise's third, and seemingly final, chapter has Larry (Ben Stiller) and the living artifacts going to London. Some humor, but plenty of dry spots. 97 minutes.
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
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no rating
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18.
Release Date: December 19th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:33
A luminous animated tale, a modern take on Irish folklore, about a girl who discovers she's a selkie - a seal turned human. 93 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
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no rating
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19.
Release Date: December 12th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 2:28
Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's detective noir novel, starring Joaquin Phoenix as a stoned private eye, is a trippy, funny thriller. 148 minutes.
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
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no rating
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20.
Release Date: December 12th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:22
Ridley Scott's depiction of Moses (Christian Bale) freeing the Hebrews from the pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton) is visually stunning but a dramatic mess. 144 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
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no rating
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