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 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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
8.
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
V
L
9.
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
10.
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
11.
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
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L
12.
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
13.
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
V
L
14.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
15.
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
S
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L
16.
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
17.
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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L
18.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
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
20.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
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