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: May 1st, 2017
Rated • Running Time: 1:32
Author and urban theorist Jane Jacobs, who put her ideas of inclusive city life into her activism, is profiled in this engrossing documentary. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Now Playing in Theaters
2.
Release Date: May 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:30
The robots-in-disguise bring their war to Earth, and reveal a connection to King Arthur, in this idiotic, incoherent fifth installment in the franchise. 149 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1 star
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
3.
Release Date: May 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:30
Ex-supervillain Gru meets his long-lost twin (both voiced by Steve Carell) in this lackluster installment in the animated franchise. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
4.
Release Date: April 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:32
A bored producer's wife (Diane Lane) takes the scenic route through France, in this visually gorgeous but dramatically inert story. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
5.
Release Date: April 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:50
An Orthodox Jewish woman (Noa Koler) carries on with her wedding plans, sure God will provide a groom, in this warm, witty comedy from Israel. Subtitled, 110 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
6.
Release Date: April 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:20
Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his ape community defend themselves from a ruthless human warlord (Woody Harrelson) in this powerful, exciting action thriller. 140 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
7.
Release Date: April 1st, 2017
Rated G
Race car Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) resists being forced into retirement, in this so-so sequel to the Disney/Pixar franchise. 103 minutes, plus a short. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
8.
Release Date: March 31st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:36
The charms of stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin carry this comedy, about retirees who decide to mount a bank heist. 97 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: March 31st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:30
Creepy doings in and outside a half-demolished hospital make for an intense, bloody horror thriller. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
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
11.
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
12.
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
13.
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
14.
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
15.
Release Date: March 2nd, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:40
German POWs are forced to dig up and defuse land mines on Denmark's west coast, in this by-the-numbers wartime drama. Subtitled; 100 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
16.
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
17.
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
18.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:29
The blue creatures discover something in the Forbidden Forest, in this tedious return to the animated franchise. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
19.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:37
Alec Baldwin voices a business-suited baby, in a one-joke animated tale about a big brother adjusting to a new sibling. 97 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:28
Fourth-grade pals hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a superhero in this freewheeling and funny animated film, based on the children's book series. 89 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
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