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: August 26th, 2016
Rated G • Running Time: 1:14
A Soviet pup stows away on a U.S. space mission to the moon, in hopes of rescuing his parents, in this incoherent animated adventure. 75 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1 star
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
2.
Release Date: August 19th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:41
A luminous tale, steeped in Japanese folk imagery and rendered in stop-motion animation, follows a one-eyed boy's quest for his father's samurai armor. 101 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
3.
Release Date: August 19th, 2016
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:38
Werner Herzog delves into the past, promise and perils of the internet in this thought-provoking documentary. 98 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
4.
Release Date: August 12th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:43
A boy (Oakes Fegley) living in the forest with a magical dragon discovers civilization in this warmhearted update on the 1977 Disney movie. 104 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
5.
Release Date: August 5th, 2016
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:10
A gaggle of DC Comics villains are teamed to battle a bigger threat to humanity, in this colorful but chaotic mess of an action movie. 123 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
6.
Release Date: August 5th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:27
A workaholic dad (Kevin Spacey) is transformed magically into his family's pet cat in this family comedy. 87 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
V
L
7.
Release Date: July 22nd, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:34
The mammoths and other prehistoric creatures face death from a meteor, in this tired fifth installment of the animated franchise. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
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8.
Release Date: July 22nd, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:34
The mammoths and other prehistoric creatures face death from a meteor, in this tired fifth installment of the animated franchise. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: July 22nd, 2016
The Enterprise crew encounter a ruthless new enemy (Idris Elba) in this continuation of the science-fiction franchise. 120 minutes.
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Release Date: July 8th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:30
A neurotic dog (voiced by Louis C.K.) gets an unwanted new roommate (voiced by Eric Stonestreet) in this trite animated tale that recycles from other movies. 87 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: July 1st, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:57
A kind giant (played by Mark Rylance) takes an orphan (Ruby Barnhill) on a magic adventure in Steven Spielberg's luminous adaptation of the Roald Dahl fable. 117 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
12.
Release Date: July 1st, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:31
This heartwarming documentary tells of how journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia, learned to communicate with their autistic son, Owen, through Disney cartoons. 89 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
13.
Release Date: June 17th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:45
Pixar returns to the undersea world of "Finding Nemo" in this charming sequel, as forgetful Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) searches for her parents. 97 minutes, plus a short. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
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14.
Release Date: June 3rd, 2016
Running Time: 1:48
Life at an ashram in southern India, where disciples listen to the teachings of their guru, is detailed in this thoughtful documentary. Subtitled; 109 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
15.
Release Date: May 27th, 2016
Running Time: 1:35
The makers of "The Third Man" warmed up with this tense tale of infidelity, seen through the eyes of a child.
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
16.
Release Date: May 27th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:53
Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to Wonderland, battling Time (Sacha Baron Cohen) to save an ailing Hatter (Johnny Depp) in this confused, colorful sequel. 113 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
17.
Release Date: May 20th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:37
A foul-tempered fowl (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) suspects visiting pigs of malicious intent in this ill-conceived animated movie based on the mobile game. 98 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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18.
Release Date: May 13th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:32
Whit Stillman puts a perfect comic spin on Jane Austen's tale of a noblewoman (Kate Beckinsale) scheming to find a rich husband for her daughter. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: May 13th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:47
The early life of the Brazilian soccer star is chronicled in this by-the-numbers sports drama. 107 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: May 6th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:25
Residents of a Welsh village pool their money to breed a race horse, in this delightful and well-told documentary. 86 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
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