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 3rd, 2013
Running Time: 2:02
French students get caught up in political and sexual revolution in director Olivier Assayas' energetic semi-autobiographical drama. Subtitled; 122 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
2.
Release Date: April 26th, 2013
Running Time: 1:30
Michael Bay treats a grisly real-life crime, about bodybuilders (led by Mark Wahlberg) in a kidnap plot, as nutty comedy in this loud, reprehensible film. 130 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
V
L
3.
Release Date: April 5th, 2013
Rated R • Running Time: 1:41
An art auctioneer (James McAvoy) gets caught up in a heist and hypnosis in director Danny Boyle's stylish but ridiculously convoluted thriller. 101 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
4.
Release Date: March 22nd, 2013
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:38
A caveman family starts marching toward uncertain survival in this by-the-numbers computer-animated adventure. 98 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
5.
Release Date: March 15th, 2013
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:45
Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess play lovers from different worlds - with opposite gravities - in this sci-fi/romantic thriller. 100 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
V
L
6.
Release Date: March 8th, 2013
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:07
Director Sam Raimi goes for spectacle over charm in this prequel that shows how a carnival magician (James Franco) landed in Oz. 130 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
7.
Release Date: March 8th, 2013
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:30
Filmmaker Craig Scott Rosebraugh exposes climate-change deniers, and their industry backers, in this entertaining left-wing documentary. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
8.
Release Date: March 8th, 2013
Running Time: 1:45
The story of Arnel Pineda, a Manila singer picked to join megaband Journey, is ineptly told in this fan-friendly valentine. Partly subtitled; 105 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: February 15th, 2013
Running Time: 1:49
A Tokyo call girl (Rin Takanashi) is befriended by a widowed scholar (Tadashi Okuno) in Abbas Kiarostami's thoughtful character drama. Subtitled; 109 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Release Date: January 25th, 2013
Running Time: 1:24
A gay Israeli doctor (Ohad Knoller) tries to move on past grief to find new love in this tender character study, a sequel to "Yossi & Jagger." Subtitled; 84 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: January 18th, 2013
Running Time: 1:00
Director Michael Apted catches up with 13 Brits, whom he has interviewed every seven years since age 7, in this fascinating documentary. 144 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
12.
Release Date: December 25th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 2:30
A chilling documentary that details the horrific murders of three Arkansas boys — and the injustice that sent the wrong men to prison for the crime. 147 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
4.5 stars
S
V
L
13.
Release Date: November 23rd, 2012
Running Time: 2:00
A hard-hitting documentary that recounts the injustice of five teens accused in an infamous rape case. Directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon. 119 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
14.
Release Date: September 21st, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:42
Stephen Chbosky adapts his novel, about a freshman (Logan Lerman) falling in with his high school's outcasts, into a touching teen drama. 103 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
15.
Release Date: September 14th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:41
A town's mayor (Marshall Teague) fights back against the so-called "War on Christmas" in this laughably awful melodrama with a heavy-handed right-wing spin. 101 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
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16.
Release Date: September 14th, 2012
Rated G • Running Time: 1:40
The 2003 Disney/Pixar classic, about a fish swimming the ocean to find his missing son, returns in a pristine 3-D version. 100 minutes, plus a "Toy Story" short. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
17.
Release Date: September 14th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:40
Richard Gere is seductive as an amoral hedge-fund tycoon trying to cook the books, and cover up other misdeeds, in this polished thriller. 100 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
Release Date: September 14th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:26
Uneven comedy about roommates (Lauren Anne Miller, who co-wrote, and Ari Graynor) who become besties when they launch a phone-sex line. 85 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: September 14th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:45
Robert Pattinson's performance, as a hedge-fund billionaire in existential free-fall, is the one bright spot in this dense, talky drama. 109 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: September 7th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:36
Multilayered storytelling can't hide the lack of depth in this story of a writer (Bradley Cooper) who plagiarizes a novel and becomes a success. 96 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
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