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: January 31st, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:34
Three buddies (Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan) wade relationship issues in a romantic comedy that has charms, despite its cliches. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Now Playing in Theaters
2.
Release Date: December 20th, 2013
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:20
A gorgeous CGI dinosaur film is marred fatally by an insipid script and idiotic dialogue. 87 minutes. (SDP)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
3.
Release Date: December 6th, 2013
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:20
An inventor obsessively tries to recreate the theoretical techniques of painter Johannes Vermeer, in this dry documentary by magic men Penn & Teller. 80 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
4.
Release Date: November 15th, 2013
Running Time: 1:29
A fan letter of a documentary pays tribute to Bill Watterson, the media-shy creator of the comic strip "Calvin & Hobbes." Fun, but not very informative. 89 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
5.
Release Date: November 15th, 2013
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:45
In Victorian England, a young minister (Hans Matheson) arrives in a small town and encounters a local legend, in this sappy faith-based drama. 100 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
6.
Release Date: November 1st, 2013
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:53
Naomi Watts' portrayal of Diana, the Princess of Wales, is the only positive note in this dull soap opera about her romance with a doctor (Naveen Andrews). 113 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
7.
Release Date: October 11th, 2013
Rated R • Running Time: 1:28
A good girl (Amber Heard) attends a weekend party that's also visited by a stalker, in this exploitative horror thriller. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1 star
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
8.
Release Date: September 27th, 2013
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:35
An inventor (voice of Bill Hader) learns his creation is creating food/animal hybrids, in this funny and witty sequel to the 2010 original. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: September 27th, 2013
Rated R • Running Time: 1:33
A hybrid of concert footage and narrative, as the metal band performs while a roadie (Dane DeHaan) is sent on an epic journey. 92 minutes.
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Release Date: September 18th, 2013
Rated PG-13
A divorced masseuse (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) strikes up a relationship with a gentle guy (James Gandolfini) in writer-director Nicole Holofcener's warm, witty comedy. 93 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: September 6th, 2013
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:45
A young man (Logan Bartholemew) learns life lessons from his grandpa's journal, in this earnest inspirational drama, a sequel to "The Ultimate Gift." 102 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
12.
Release Date: August 30th, 2013
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:38
A Saudi girl (Waad Mohammed), eager to buy a bike, enters a Koran recitation contest in this eye-opening drama that explores Saudi Arabian society. Subtitled; 98 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
13.
Release Date: August 16th, 2013
Running Time: 1:35
A regional cook (Danielle Frot) is hired as personal chef to French president Francois Mitterrand, battling sexism and tradition, in this breezy comedy. Subtitled; 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
14.
Release Date: August 14th, 2013
Rated R • Running Time: 1:38
Iranian star Golshifteh Farahadi shines as a woman caught in a war zone, revealing her secrets to her comatose husband in this absorbing drama. Subtitled; 102 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
15.
Release Date: August 9th, 2013
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:32
A cropduster (voiced by Dane Cook) wants to be a racer, in this non-Pixar "Cars" spinoff that's less of a movie than a toy-selling product. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
16.
Release Date: August 7th, 2013
Running Time: 1:46
The teen demigod (Logan Lerman) and friends must find the Golden Fleece, in this uneven and effects-heavy adventure. 106 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
17.
Release Date: August 2nd, 2013
Running Time: 1:28
The title says it all in this horror comedy about the undead overrunning London's East End, which has some good laughs and lots of gore. 88 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
Release Date: July 12th, 2013
Rated R • Running Time: 1:46
Mads Mikkelsen gives a powerful performance in this hard-hitting drama, as a kindergarten teacher accused of sexually abusing a child. Subtitled; 115 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: June 21st, 2013
Running Time: 1:47
The lovable beasts from Pixar's "Monsters, Inc." meet in college in this amiable prequel, which is funny and sweet but not too challenging. 110 minutes, plus a short. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: May 24th, 2013
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:30
An 18-year-old woman (Hadas Yaron) in an ultra-Orthodox Israeli community is urged to marry her late sister's brother (Yiftach Klein) in this insightful drama. Subtitled; 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
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