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: July 18th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:24
Disney's spinoff to "Cars" continues, with racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) training to fight wildfires. Great visuals, but a weak story and characters. 83 minutes. (SPM)
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2.
Release Date: July 4th, 2014
Rated G • Running Time: 1:30
The Beatles have fun, make music, and take some subtle barbs at their own fame in this 1964 classic. 87 minutes. (SPM)
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no rating
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3.
Release Date: July 2nd, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:29
Pre-teen pals (Teo Halm, Brian "Astro" Bradley, Reese Hartwig) help a tiny alien who's away from home in this derivative found-footage adventure. 91 minutes. (SPM)
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4.
Release Date: June 13th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:45
Viking Hiccup (voice of Jay Baruchel) and his dragon Toothless return, finding danger and hope on the fringes of Berk, in this lush animated tale. 102 minutes. (SPM)
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5.
Release Date: June 12th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:52
Cop pals Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) go undercover at a college, in an action comedy that hilariously parodies its own existence. 112 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
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no rating
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6.
Release Date: June 6th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:53
A soldier (Tom Cruise) dies during an alien invasion, lives and dies again, over and over, in director Doug Liman's exciting and smart sci-fi thriller. 112 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
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no rating
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7.
Release Date: May 30th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:37
Angelina Jolie is delicious as Disney's infamous villain, in a gorgeous fairy tale that finds sympathy for the baddie. Elle Fanning co-stars as Princess Aurora. 97 minutes. (SPM)
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8.
Release Date: May 23rd, 2014
Rated PG-13
Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) must go back to 1973, to stop a war against mutants before it starts, in this smart, exciting unification of the franchise. 131 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
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no rating
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9.
Release Date: May 10th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:04
Jon Hamm is engaging in this fact-based underdog story, as a sports agent who travels to India hoping to turn cricket players into baseball prospects. 124 minutes. (SPM)
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10.
Release Date: May 9th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:27
Dorothy (voice of Lea Michele) is called back to save the Emerald City from The Jester (voice of Martin Short) in this low-rent animated tale. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
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no rating
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11.
Release Date: May 9th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:38
Three mothers (Sarah Drew, Patricia Heaton, Andrea Logan White) leave the kids with their husbands, and get into misadventures, in this comedy. 98 minutes.
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no rating
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12.
Release Date: May 2nd, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:45
Gugu Mbatha-Raw gives a luminous performance in this engrossing historic drama, as a half-black woman in 18th century English nobility. 104 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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13.
Release Date: May 2nd, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:30
Katie Couric narrates this engaging documentary, which talks about America's obesity problem - and points fingers at the food industry and lax regulation. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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14.
Release Date: May 2nd, 2014
Running Time: 1:20
Six young farmers talk about the hard work of growing America's food, in this nicely photographed industry-funded documentary. 77 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
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no rating
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15.
Release Date: April 18th, 2014
Rated G • Running Time: 1:18
Disney's newest nature documenary, following a mama bear and two cubs in the Alaskan wilderness, mixes great footage with dumbed-down narration. 77 minutes. (SPM)
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16.
Release Date: April 16th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:40
A Nebraska pastor (Greg Kinnear) finds his faith shaken when his 4-year-old son, after surgery, claims to have met Jesus, in this thoughtful drama. 99 minutes. (SPM)
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17.
Release Date: April 11th, 2014
Rated G • Running Time: 1:41
Blue macaws Blu (voice of Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (voice of Anne Hathaway) learn there's a flock of their kind in the Amazon, in this tuneful but dull animated sequel. 100 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
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no rating
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18.
Release Date: April 11th, 2014
Running Time: 1:40
A ballroom dance champion returns to his hometown of Jaffa, Israel, to teach dance to Jewish and Palestinian kids, in this soft-pedaled documentary. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
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no rating
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19.
Release Date: April 4th, 2014
Rated G • Running Time: 39
Sumptuous cinematography captures several species of lemurs, in this documentary about efforts to help the animals survive environmental devastation. 39 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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20.
Release Date: April 4th, 2014
Rated G
Sumptuous cinematography captures several species of lemurs, in this documentary about efforts to help the animals survive environmental devastation. 39 minutes. (SPM)
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no rating
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