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: August 22nd, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:55
Melodrama overpowers this real-life story of a California Catholic high school's record-breaking football team, and their inspirational coach (Jim Caviezel). 115 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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Out of Theaters
2.
Release Date: August 15th, 2014
Running Time: 1:35
The discovery of the largest T. rex specimen ever, and the legal and government battle that ensued, is chronicled in this eye-opening documentary. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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3.
Release Date: August 15th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:07
Sylvester Stallone returns to lead over-the-hill mercenaries, and recruit new fighters, to take down an arms dealer (Mel Gibson) in this bombastic action flick. 126 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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4.
Release Date: August 8th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:57
An Indian family opens a restaurant in Provence, starting a battle of wills with a French restaurateur (Helen Mirren), in this warm comedy-drama. 122 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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5.
Release Date: August 8th, 2014
Running Time: 1:41
The green heroes are back to save New York from the evil Shredder in this idiotic and overly violent reboot. Megan Fox stars as reporter April O'Neil. 101 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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6.
Release Date: August 8th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:31
A documentary chronicling director James Cameron's diving expeditions in the deepest part of the Pacific. 90 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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7.
Release Date: July 25th, 2014
Rated R
Director Luc Besson goes weird, but not weird enough, in this sci-fi tale of a woman (Scarlett Johansson) whose brain capacity is heightened. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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8.
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)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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9.
Release Date: July 18th, 2014
Running Time: 1:34
Young lovers (Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou) go from honeymoon magic to a marital tragedy in Michel Gondry's self-consciously surreal romance. Subtitled; 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
10.
Release Date: July 18th, 2014
Rated G • Running Time: 1:53
A college grad (Melvil Poupaud) seeks romance on a beach vacation, in Eric Rohmer's sunny and observant 1996 comedy-drama. Subtitled; 113 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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11.
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)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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12.
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)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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13.
Release Date: June 25th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:46
Jalil Lespert's biography of the fashion designer (Pierre Niney) only touches on the clothes, opting instead for familiar scenes of superstar excess. Subtitled; 107 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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14.
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)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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15.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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16.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
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17.
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)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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18.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
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19.
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)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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20.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
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