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: 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
V
L
2.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
3.
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
V
L
4.
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
V
L
5.
Release Date: February 19th, 2014
Running Time: 1:52
A well-to-do designer (Luminitia Gheorghiu) pulls strings to defend her adult son, who killed a child in a car accident, in this intense Romanian drama. Subtitled; 113 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
6.
Release Date: February 12th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:48
The remake of Paul Verhoeven's classic pulp science-fiction movie lacks the original’s bite and heart. 118 minutes
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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
11.
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
12.
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
13.
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
14.
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
15.
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
16.
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
17.
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
18.
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
19.
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
20.
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
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