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: 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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2.
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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3.
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)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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4.
Release Date: April 4th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:15
Marvel's star-spangled superhero (Chris Evans) returns, facing threats within S.H.I.E.L.D. and enemies from the past, in this action-packed installment. 136 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
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no rating
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5.
Release Date: March 28th, 2014
Running Time: 1:20
The band The National goes on tour, and tension grows with the presence of lead singer Matt Berninger's slacker brother Tom in this fascinating documentary. 75 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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6.
Release Date: March 21st, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:48
The furry gang tour Europe, and face a criminal who's a dead ringer for Kermit, in a wacky comedy that adults may like more than kids. 108 minutes, plus a short. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
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no rating
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7.
Release Date: March 21st, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:52
The furry gang tour Europe, and face a criminal who's a dead ringer for Kermit, in a wacky comedy that adults may like more than kids. 108 minutes, plus a short. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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8.
Release Date: March 21st, 2014
Running Time: 1:58
A woman (Charlotte Gainsbourg) tells a kindly man (Stellan Skarsgaard) of her sexual experiences in Lars von Trier's sexually explicit but clinical drama. 118 minutes.
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
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no rating
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9.
Release Date: March 21st, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:30
Jake Gyllenhaal plays dual roles, as a nerdy professor and a confident actor, in this surreal thriller that moves slowly and pretentiously. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
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no rating
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10.
Release Date: March 21st, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:53
A Christian college student (Shane Harper) debates his atheist professor (Kevin Sorbo) on the existence of God, in this faith-based drama. 113 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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11.
Release Date: March 21st, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 2:24
Two brothers - an ex-con (Clive Owen) and a cop (Billy Crudup) - clash in Brooklyn 1974, in this by-the-numbers crime drama. 128 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
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no rating
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12.
Release Date: March 14th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:29
Jason Bateman makes a strong directorial debut with this slashing comedy, with Bateman as a 40-year-old entering a children's spelling bee. 89 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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13.
Release Date: March 7th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:30
A super-smart dog (voiced by Ty Burrell) and his adopted boy (voiced by Max Charles) travel through time in this light, engaging animate comedy. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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14.
Release Date: March 7th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:30
A super-smart dog (voiced by Ty Burrell) and his adopted boy (voiced by Max Charles) travel through time in this light, engaging animate comedy. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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15.
Release Date: March 7th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:40
Wes Anderson's jewel box of a movie, about a ritzy European hotel and its fastidious concierge (Ralph Fiennes), is hilarious - but also touching. 100 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
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no rating
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16.
Release Date: February 28th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:18
A straight-forward and overlong telling of the life of Jesus (Diogo Morgado), a truncated version of last year's "The Bible" TV miniseries. 138 minutes. (SDP
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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17.
Release Date: February 28th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:44
An accidental lunch delivery sparks a pen-pal relationship between a housewife (Nimrat Kaur) and a clerk (Irrfan Khan) in this gentle romance. Subtitled; 104 minutes (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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18.
Release Date: February 28th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:20
A young mouse and a musical bear become friends, violating taboos of both species, in this charming animated tale. In English or in French (with subtitles); 80 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
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no rating
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19.
Release Date: February 21st, 2014
Running Time: 1:20
A funny and intimate behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway and film veteran, dealing with old age and diabetes as she mounts a new cabaret show. 80 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
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no rating
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20.
Release Date: February 21st, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:57
Kevin Costner's comeback - as a CIA assassin - is a ludicrous mix of action, family drama and general insanity. 113 minutes. (SDP)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
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no rating
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