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: 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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
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L
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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
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L
11.
Release Date: May 17th, 2013
Running Time: 1:41
A Scottish parolee (Paul Brannigan) discovers a gift for whiskey-tasting, and hatches a plot to steal some rare spirits, in this droll comedy. Subtitled; 101 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
12.
Release Date: May 5th, 2013
Running Time: 1:13
Director Roberta Grossman explores the history and cultural evolution of the Jewish folk song in this lively documentary. 75 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
13.
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
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L
14.
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
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15.
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
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16.
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
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17.
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
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18.
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
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L
19.
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
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20.
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
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