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: October 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:37
A father (Matt Bomer) and son (Josh Wiggins) on a hunting trip must fight for survival in the snowy Montana wilds in this effective thriller. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
2.
Release Date: October 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:20
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei directs this probing documentary on the global refugee crisis, beautifully bringing humanity to the foreground. 145 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
3.
Release Date: September 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 2:44
A replicant-hunting cop (Ryan Gosling) unearths a big secret, involving ex-cop Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), in this worthy successor to the 1982 sci-fi classic. 163 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
4.
Release Date: September 1st, 2017
Rated • Running Time: 1:38
A hologram (Jon Hamm) tells an old woman (Lois Smith) her own memories, in this thoughtful drama about what we remember and what we choose not to. 99 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
5.
Release Date: September 1st, 2017
Running Time: 1:35
An absorbing, thoughtful and vibrant documentary that profiles the tireless activist and labor icon Dolores Huerta.
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
6.
Release Date: September 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:27
A wayward dog adopts a family, and plays a vital role in their ups and downs, in this up-and-down drama from filmmaker Mitch Davis ("The Other Side of Heaven"). 87 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
7.
Release Date: September 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:28
Harry Dean Stanton delights in his final film, as an irascible 90-year-old talking about life and death to his small-town friends. 88 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
8.
Release Date: August 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:55
Tom Cruise's charm is misused in this tone-deaf action thriller, a true story of a pilot who gets hired by the CIA and ran drugs for Pablo Escobar. 115 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: August 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:54
A writer (Karen Allen) leaves her husband (Michael Cristofer) to rediscover herself in Cape Cod, in this tedious adaptation of Joan Anderson's memoirs. 114 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Release Date: August 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 2:21
British secret agent Eggsy (Taron Egerton) meets his American counterparts in this confused sequel to the 2014 spy comedy. 141 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: August 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:53
A young doctor (Adèle Haenel) searches for the identity of a dead woman who sought her help, in this engrossing thriller from Belgium's Dardenne brothers. Subtitled; 113 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
12.
Release Date: July 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:38
An aimless teen (Harris Dickinson) struggles with his sexual identity in this thoughtful, though listliess, drama. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
13.
Release Date: July 1st, 2017
Running Time: 2:08
Alejandro Jodorowsky's memoir, of his life as a young poet-in-waiting, is bursting with weird inventiveness and passion. Subtitled; 128 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
14.
Release Date: June 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:22
Amanda Lipitz' inspiring documentary goes inside a Baltimore charter school, and the step team that gives the school's students hope and drive. 83 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
15.
Release Date: May 1st, 2017
Rated • Running Time: 1:32
Author and urban theorist Jane Jacobs, who put her ideas of inclusive city life into her activism, is profiled in this engrossing documentary. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
16.
Release Date: May 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:40
Al Gore continues his warnings about the global climate crisis, but also shows potential solutions, in this lively follow-up to "An Inconvenient Truth." 98 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
17.
Release Date: May 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:30
Ex-supervillain Gru meets his long-lost twin (both voiced by Steve Carell) in this lackluster installment in the animated franchise. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
Release Date: April 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:47
Director Christopher Nolan's stunning drama captures the horrors of war, and the hope of soldiers awaiting rescue from the Dunkirk retreat of 1940. 107 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: April 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:32
A bored producer's wife (Diane Lane) takes the scenic route through France, in this visually gorgeous but dramatically inert story. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: April 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:50
An Orthodox Jewish woman (Noa Koler) carries on with her wedding plans, sure God will provide a groom, in this warm, witty comedy from Israel. Subtitled, 110 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
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