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
1.
Release Date: March 12th, 2017
Rated G • Running Time: 1:24
Disney remakes its 1991 animated classic with live actors, creating a too-faithful copy that's improved by Emma Watson's luminous turn as Belle. 129 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
4 stars
S
V
L
2.
Release Date: March 3rd, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:58
A '70s-era crew ventures to a jungle island and finds the big gorilla in this exciting, fun action adventure. 120 minutes. (SDP)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Now Playing in Theaters
3.
Release Date: March 3rd, 2017
Running Time: 1:20
Documentarian Ceyda Torun follows a few of the thousands of stray cats in Istanbul, chronicling the symbiosis between human and animal. Subtitled; 79 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
4.
Release Date: March 3rd, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 2:21
“Logan” is a bit of a departure in the “X-Men” film series. It’s certainly a farewell. No, it’s not a spoiler that this is the third and final Wolverine film; that it’s Hugh Jackman’s ninth and...
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
5.
Release Date: March 3rd, 2017
Rated • Running Time: 1:45
Burning Sands take you on a raw, voyeuristic journey of fraternity pledging through the eyes of one favored pledgee, who is torn between honoring the coe of silence or standing up against the...
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
6.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:40
Astronauts on the International Space Station encounter new, and deadly, life from Mars in this effective science-fiction horror movie. 104 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
7.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Running Time: 1:34
The premise of this dark comedy is appealing and Ray Romano as a depressed composer provides a spark of humor, but casting is off elsewhere.
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
8.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:34
Woody Harrelson gives his all to an unlikeable character, a misanthrope who tries to restart his life, in this shrill comedy. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 2:25
Filmmaker Terrence Malick follows pretty people through the Austin music scene in this maddening collection of images.
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Raw
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:35
If your taste in horror runs toward the smart and sick, French filmmaker Julia Ducournau’s disturbing feature debut, “Raw,” is a worthwhile kick in the gut. This gory, unsettling movie gained a...
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:41
The old TV series, about California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers (Dax Shepard, Michael Pena), gets rebooted in a raunchy, funny comedy. 101 minutes. (SDP)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
12.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:06
A boy goes to live in an orphanage, creating a makeshift family with the other residents, in this tender animated story. Subtitled or dubbed; 70 minutes plus a short. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
13.
Release Date: February 19th, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:20
A castaway encounters a sea creature in this dialogue-free animated fable, which overflows with beautiful imagery. 80 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
14.
Release Date: December 16th, 2016
Rated R • Running Time: 1:47
An intriguing drama about Chilean poet/politician Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco), on the run from a detective (Gael Garcia Bernal) for his Communist leanings. Subtitled; 107 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
15.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
16.
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
V
L
17.
Release Date: November 18th, 2016
Running Time: 1:53
Julie Dash's 1991 landmark, depicting the lives of an African-American family in 1902 as they decide whether to leave the South, returns in a radiant restoration. 112 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
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
V
L
20.
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
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