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: 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
2.
Release Date: September 12th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:47
The pleasant continuing adventures of Winter, the dolphin with a prosthetic tale, and the teens (Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff) caring for her. 107 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
3.
Release Date: July 25th, 2014
Rated R
Director Luc Besson goes weird, but not weird enough, in this sci-fi tale of a woman (Scarlett Johansson) whose brain capacity is heightened. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
4.
Release Date: July 18th, 2014
Rated G • Running Time: 1:53
A college grad (Melvil Poupaud) seeks romance on a beach vacation, in Eric Rohmer's sunny and observant 1996 comedy-drama. Subtitled; 113 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
5.
Release Date: June 25th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:46
Jalil Lespert's biography of the fashion designer (Pierre Niney) only touches on the clothes, opting instead for familiar scenes of superstar excess. Subtitled; 107 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Now Playing in Theaters
6.
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
V
L
Out of Theaters
7.
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
S
V
L
8.
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
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: April 11th, 2014
Running Time: 1:40
A ballroom dance champion returns to his hometown of Jaffa, Israel, to teach dance to Jewish and Palestinian kids, in this soft-pedaled documentary. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Release Date: March 28th, 2014
Running Time: 1:20
The band The National goes on tour, and tension grows with the presence of lead singer Matt Berninger's slacker brother Tom in this fascinating documentary. 75 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: January 17th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:26
A loner squirrel (voiced by Will Arnett) aims to steal from a nut store, in this by-the-numbers animated tale. 86 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
12.
Release Date: November 27th, 2013
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:48
Disney puts a fresh spin on the traditional princess drama, with two royal sisters - one with ice-making powers - in this gorgeous, tuneful adventure. 108 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
13.
Release Date: November 27th, 2013
Running Time: 1:32
A single mom (Jennifer Hudson) sends her son (Jacob Latimore) to Christmas with her strict parents (Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett) in this predictable drama. 93 minutes. (SDP)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
14.
Release Date: November 1st, 2013
Running Time: 1:30
Two turkeys (voiced by Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson) go back in time to the first Thanksgiving, in this slight but funny animated adventure. 91 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
15.
Release Date: May 31st, 2013
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:34
Utah director T.C. Christensen profiles Ephraim Hanks (Darin Southam), who led a rescue of Mormon pioneers in 1856, in this slow-moving inspirational drama. 93 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
16.
Release Date: May 24th, 2013
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:42
A teen (voiced by Amanda Seyfried) is shrunk down to discover a forest's hidden battle between life and decay, in this pretty but dull animated adventure. 102 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
17.
Release Date: March 29th, 2013
Running Time: 1:44
Film fanatics discuss their wild theories of hidden meanings of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" in this engrossing, loopy documentary. 102 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
Release Date: March 22nd, 2013
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:31
A Yokohama teen (voiced by Sarah Bolger) deals with her dad's death and first love in this gently nostalgic tale, directed by animator Goro Miyazaki. 91 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: March 1st, 2013
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:24
This smart, well-argued documentary examines hunger in America, and how poverty and U.S. farm policies play a part in prolonging it. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: December 25th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:44
Billy Crystal and Bette Midler play grandparents dealing with modern parenting techniques in this shrill, humorless family comedy. 104 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1 star
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
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