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: 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
2.
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
Now Playing in Theaters
3.
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
Out of Theaters
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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
11.
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
12.
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
13.
Release Date: December 21st, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 2:13
Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their "Knocked Up" characters, a couple dealing with middle age, in director Judd Apatow's funny and truthful comedy. 134 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
14.
Release Date: December 21st, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:45
A Berlin doctor (Nina Hoss), contemplating escape to the West, is reassigned to a rural hospital in this well-acted Cold War character study. Subtitled; 106 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
15.
Release Date: December 14th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:37
Alan Cumming's bravura performance, as a gay club performer who takes in a Down syndrome-afflicted kid, raises this sappy melodrama. 97 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
16.
Release Date: November 30th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:40
Brad Pitt's strong performance, as a hitman cleaning up after a robbery at a Mob-run poker game, energizes this meditative gangster movie. 97 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
17.
Release Date: November 23rd, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:38
Anthony Hopkins has a ball portraying Alfred Hitchcock, during the making of "Psycho," in this enjoyable valentine for movie lovers. 96 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
Release Date: November 21st, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:06
Ang Lee brings heart, visual splendor and 3-D wonder to Yann Martel's book about an Indian teen (Suraj Sharma) surviving in a lifeboat with a tiger. 125 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: November 21st, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:37
An engaging animated tale that unites Santa, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, The Sandman and Jack Frost to battle The Boogeyman. 89 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: November 16th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 2:10
Director Joe Wright gives a flamboyant, energetic look to the Tolstoy classic, with Keira Knightley alluring as the adulterous noblewoman. 130 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
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