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: 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
S
V
L
2.
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
V
L
3.
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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L
4.
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
S
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L
5.
Release Date: May 2nd, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:45
Gugu Mbatha-Raw gives a luminous performance in this engrossing historic drama, as a half-black woman in 18th century English nobility. 104 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
6.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
7.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
8.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: March 14th, 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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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11.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
12.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
13.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
14.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
15.
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
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L
16.
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
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17.
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
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L
18.
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
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19.
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
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L
20.
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
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