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: December 2nd, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:00
A small-town businessman (Ryan O'Quinn) must decide whether to maintain support of his town's Christmas pageant, in this Christian-themed drama. 119 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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2.
Release Date: November 23rd, 2016
Running Time: 1:13
Disney's latest, about an island princess (voiced by Auli'i Cravalho) who sails to save her home, is vibrantly colorful, charming and tuneful. 104 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
3.
Release Date: November 4th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:32
The high-haired toy creatures get their own movie, a witty twist on fairy-tale traditions featuring the singing talents of Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
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Out of Theaters
4.
Release Date: November 4th, 2016
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:55
A surgeon (Benedict Cumberbatch) learns the mystic arts, in a trippy, surreal and action-packed addition to the Marvel universe. 110 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
5.
Release Date: November 2nd, 2016
Rated G • Running Time: 1:30
A 13-year-old girl in a nomadic Kazakh tribe learns to hunt with eagles, bucking centuries of all-male tradition, in this gorgeously shot documentary. 87 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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6.
Release Date: October 7th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:32
A seventh-grader (Griffin Gluck) starts a prank war against a rule-obsessed principal (Andy Daly) in this sometimes funny comedy. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
7.
Release Date: October 7th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:37
Mormon missionaries in Australia, 1956, form a basketball team to train Olympic-bound teams in this heavy-handed drama. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
8.
Release Date: September 30th, 2016
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:06
A teen (Asa Butterfield) finds a magical place where children have special powers, in Tim Burton's clever adaptation of the Ransom Riggs novel. 127 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: September 30th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:21
A 14-year-old Russian girl bucks the aristocracy to follow her grandfather's path to the North Pole, in this charming animated adventure. Dubbed or subtitled; 81 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
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)
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no rating
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no rating
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11.
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
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no rating
S
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12.
Release Date: September 23rd, 2016
Rated R
An autistic number-cruncher (Ben Affleck) with fighting skills gets caught up in intrigue in this fast-moving but nonsensical thriller. 128 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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13.
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
14.
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
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L
15.
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
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16.
Release Date: September 16th, 2016
Running Time: 2:17
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
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17.
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)
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no rating
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no rating
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18.
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
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L
19.
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
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20.
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
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