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 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
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no rating
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2.
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
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L
3.
Release Date: September 7th, 2012
Running Time: 1:41
Director Ira Sachs traces the arc of a relationship, between a filmmaker (Thure Lindhardt) and a crack-addicted lawyer (Zachary Booth) in this wrenching drama. 101 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
4.
Release Date: September 7th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:46
A man (Ed Stoppard) uncovers a corporate conspiracy in a future society where commercial brands rule. Leelee Sobieski and Max Von Sydow co-star. 106 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
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5.
Release Date: August 31st, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:46
A debunker of the supernatural (Rebecca Hall) investigates strange doings in a boarding school, circa 1921, in this spooky thriller. 107 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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6.
Release Date: August 31st, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:30
A retired burglar (Frank Langella) enlists a helper robot (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard) in this touching but overly whimsical comedy-drama. 89 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
7.
Release Date: August 29th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:55
Bootlegging brothers (Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke, Shia LaBeouf) battle corrupt lawmen in this atmospheric, violent drama. 115 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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8.
Release Date: August 29th, 2012
Rated G • Running Time: 1:28
Candy-colored creatures in the "Barney" mold are featured in this cloying movie aimed at the preschool set. 83 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1 star
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no rating
S
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L
9.
Release Date: August 24th, 2012
Running Time: 1:34
The tepid documentary “Somewhere Between” shows that when it comes to asking deep questions, maybe it’s not best to ask teenage girls for the answers. Director Linda Goldstein Knowlton (“The World...
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
10.
Release Date: August 17th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:48
Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" is smartly updated to modern India, as a woman (Freida Pinto) struggles with tradition vs. love. Partly subtitled; 113 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
S
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11.
Release Date: August 17th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:33
An awkward guy tries to prove his parental skills in this funny but remarkably raunchy comedy from Denmark. Subtitled; 93 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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12.
Release Date: August 17th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:30
U.S. paratroopers deal with death, and their faith, in this handsomely mounted World War II drama. Filmed in Utah. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
S
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13.
Release Date: August 17th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:40
Diane Kruger's energetic portrayal of Marie-Antoinette can't enliven this costume drama about the final days of royal rule in Versailles. Subtitled; 100 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
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no rating
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14.
Release Date: August 15th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:40
A childless couple (Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton) find a boy (CJ Adams) growing in the garden in this gentle, whimsical comedy-drama. 105 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
S
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15.
Release Date: August 10th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:31
Julie Delpy directs and stars in this hilarious and smart comedy, as an artist introducing her oddball family to her boyfriend (Chris Rock). Partly subtitled; 96 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
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no rating
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16.
Release Date: July 27th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:30
Alison Klayman's documentary captures the prickly personality and important work of the Chinese artist and activist. Subtitled; 91 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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17.
Release Date: January 1st, 1999
Running Time: 1:28
Former Labor secretary Robert Reich talks about wage disparity, and why it's bad for the economy and democracy, in this eye-opening documentary. 89 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
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18.
Release Date: June 6th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:53
A soldier (Tom Cruise) dies during an alien invasion, lives and dies again, over and over, in director Doug Liman's exciting and smart sci-fi thriller. 112 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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19.
Release Date: May 9th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:27
Dorothy (voice of Lea Michele) is called back to save the Emerald City from The Jester (voice of Martin Short) in this low-rent animated tale. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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20.
Release Date: May 2nd, 2014
Running Time: 1:20
Six young farmers talk about the hard work of growing America's food, in this nicely photographed industry-funded documentary. 77 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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