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: 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
V
L
2.
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
3.
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
V
L
4.
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
5.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
6.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
7.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
8.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
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
S
V
L
10.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: January 1st, 1999
Running Time: 1:57
The discovery of the largest T. rex specimen ever, and the legal and government battle that ensued, is chronicled in this eye-opening documentary. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
12.
Release Date: January 1st, 1999
Running Time: 1:30
Katie Couric narrates this engaging documentary, which talks about America's obesity problem - and points fingers at the food industry and lax regulation. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
13.
Release Date: July 17th, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:57
Paul Rudd stars in this exciting action movie, as a thief who is groomed by a scientist (Michael Douglas) to become Marvel's shrinking superhero. 117 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
14.
Release Date: May 15th, 2015
Rated R • Running Time: 1:56
A lawyer (Guillaume Canet) takes revenge on a casino owner (Catherine Deneuve) by bedding her daughter (Adele Haenel) in this unfocused thriller. Subtitled; 116 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
15.
Release Date: April 3rd, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:17
The latest installment in the car-happy action franchise is sillier than usual, overstuffed with subplots and wrapped in sentiment for the late Paul Walker. 137 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
16.
Release Date: January 23rd, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:16
The rise and fall of the Soviet Union's men's hockey team, mirroring the fate of the country, is chronicled in this fast and energetic documentary. Subtitled; 76 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
17.
Release Date: December 12th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 2:28
Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's detective noir novel, starring Joaquin Phoenix as a stoned private eye, is a trippy, funny thriller. 148 minutes.
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
18.
Release Date: December 12th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:22
Ridley Scott's depiction of Moses (Christian Bale) freeing the Hebrews from the pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton) is visually stunning but a dramatic mess. 144 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
19.
Release Date: November 21st, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:03
The series' penultimate installment, as Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) reluctantly becomes the rebellion leader, generates lots of action but leaving us hanging. 123 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: November 14th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:47
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return as dimbulbs Lloyd and Harry, getting into more trouble in this scattershot sequel to the 1994 original. 110 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
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