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: 1:48
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
Release Date: November 30th, -0001
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:38
A caveman family starts marching toward uncertain survival in this by-the-numbers computer-animated adventure. 98 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: November 30th, -0001
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:35
An inventor (voice of Bill Hader) learns his creation is creating food/animal hybrids, in this funny and witty sequel to the 2010 original. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
12.
Release Date: November 30th, -0001
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:35
Po (voiced by Jack Black) finds his panda father (voiced by Bryan Cranston) and faces a new enemy (voiced by J.K. Simmons) in this artful continuation of the series. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
13.
Release Date: November 30th, -0001
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:25
A plucky sheep goes to save his amnesiac farmer from The Big City, in this vibrant and funny animated adventure from Britain's Aardman Studios. 85 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
14.
Release Date: November 30th, -0001
Rated G • Running Time: 1:30
A 13-year-old girl in a nomadic Kazakh tribe learns to hunt with eagles, bucking centuries of all-male tradition, in this gorgeously shot documentary. 87 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Now Playing in Theaters
15.
Release Date: September 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:52
The aging monarch (Judi Dench) befriends an Indian Muslim (Ali Fazal), whose presence rankles the bigoted royal court, in this well-acted historical tale. 103 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
16.
Release Date: May 1st, 2017
Rated • Running Time: 1:32
Author and urban theorist Jane Jacobs, who put her ideas of inclusive city life into her activism, is profiled in this engrossing documentary. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
17.
Release Date: May 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:30
Ex-supervillain Gru meets his long-lost twin (both voiced by Steve Carell) in this lackluster installment in the animated franchise. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
Release Date: March 31st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:30
Creepy doings in and outside a half-demolished hospital make for an intense, bloody horror thriller. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: March 2nd, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:40
German POWs are forced to dig up and defuse land mines on Denmark's west coast, in this by-the-numbers wartime drama. Subtitled; 100 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:06
A boy goes to live in an orphanage, creating a makeshift family with the other residents, in this tender animated story. Subtitled or dubbed; 70 minutes plus a short. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
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