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: May 1st, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:22
Marvel's mightiest battle each other, and a super-robot (voiced by James Spader) in this darker chapter in the always-exciting franchise. 141 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
2.
Release Date: April 24th, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:46
A boy employs faith to end World War II to bring his father home in this clumsy tale.
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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3.
Release Date: April 24th, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:50
After remaining age 29 for nearly eight decades, a woman meets a charismatic philanthropist reigniting her passion for life and romance.
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
4.
Release Date: April 17th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:34
Kevin James returns as the mall security guard, finding adventure on a Vegas vacation with his teen daughter (Raini Rodriguez). 94 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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5.
Release Date: April 17th, 2015
Rated G • Running Time: 1:21
DisneyNature's latest documentary is a well-shot depiction at life in a macaque colony in Sri Lanka, with charming narration by Tina Fey. 81 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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Out of Theaters
6.
Release Date: April 3rd, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:17
The latest installment in the car-happy action franchise is sillier than usual, overstuffed with subplots and wrapped in sentiment for the late Paul Walker. 137 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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7.
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
no rating
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no rating
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8.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
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
no rating
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no rating
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10.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: March 13th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:24
Seymour Bernstein, a concert pianist who gave up fame to become a teacher, talks about life and music in Ethan Hawke's thoughtful documentary. 81 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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12.
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)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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13.
Release Date: March 6th, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:36
An eye-opening documentary that dissects how corporate interests use misdirection and deception to obscure issues like climate change. 96 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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14.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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15.
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)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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16.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
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17.
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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18.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
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19.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
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20.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
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