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 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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
V
L
7.
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
8.
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
V
L
9.
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
V
L
10.
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
V
L
11.
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
V
L
12.
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
13.
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
L
14.
Release Date: November 7th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:32
Writer-director Rob Diamond plays an indulgent father in this hackneyed modern telling of the biblical parable. Filmed in Utah. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
15.
Release Date: November 5th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:49
Christopher Nolan's sweeping space epic, aboard a spaceship sent to find a replacement for a ravaged Earth, has stunning visuals and a familiar story. 169 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
4 stars
S
V
L
16.
Release Date: October 24th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:38
A high-school football star (Matt Hapka) goes blind, and relies on his family and faith to carry on, in this thoughtful drama. 98 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
17.
Release Date: October 17th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:59
A Hollywood actor (Michael Keaton) risks his career and sanity mounting a Broadway play, in Alejandro G. Iñárritu's brilliant whirlwind of a movie. 119 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
Release Date: September 26th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 2:12
Denzel Washington is quietly powerful as a mystery man who helps others, and faces down the Russian mob, in this thrilling reboot of the '80s TV show. 131 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
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
20.
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
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