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: September 23rd, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:27
A mistake puts an ambitious stork (voiced by Andy Samberg) back in the baby-delivery business in this fast-paced and witty animated tale. 87 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
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2.
Release Date: September 23rd, 2016
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:13
Outlaws (led by Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt) defend a town from a robber baron (Peter Sarsgaard) in this well-acted remake of the 1960 Western. 132 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
3.
Release Date: September 23rd, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:27
A mistake puts an ambitious stork (voiced by Andy Samberg) back in the baby-delivery business in this fast-paced and witty animated tale. 87 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
4.
Release Date: September 16th, 2016
Rated R • Running Time: 1:29
The scares are fresh in this sequel to the 1999 horror classic, as six young adults venture into the spooky woods for more found-footage chills. 89 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
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5.
Release Date: September 16th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:43
This documentary follows the Christian rock group Hillsong United on tour, and captures them in concert. 103 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
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6.
Release Date: September 16th, 2016
Running Time: 1:39
Ron Howard directs this documentary, compiling footage of the Fab Four during their concert years, from 1963 to 1966. 99 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
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7.
Release Date: September 9th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:26
The story of Robinson Crusoe is told by the animals on his deserted island, in this dull animated tale. 91 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
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8.
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
9.
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
10.
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
11.
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
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12.
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
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L
13.
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
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14.
Release Date: August 5th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:25
Two teens (Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri) become fast friends while their parents battle over money in this thoughtful drama about adolescence. 85 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
15.
Release Date: July 29th, 2016
Running Time: 1:33
Soul singer Sharon Jones battles cancer in this documentary, which shows the emotional struggle but is light on music with her and her band, The Dap-Kings. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
16.
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
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17.
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
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18.
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
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L
19.
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
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20.
Release Date: July 8th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:08
Three adult sisters invite their teen half-sister to live with them, opening family tensions, in this gently emotional tale by director Hirokazu Kore-eda. Subtitled; 127 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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