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: 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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
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L
5.
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
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L
6.
Release Date: November 9th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:14
Director Jeff Orlowski's fascinating documentary profiles photographer James Balog's effort to capture time-lapse footage of receding glaciers. 76 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
7.
Release Date: November 9th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:30
Steven Spielberg's lively portrait of the 16th president, cannily negotiating a ban on slavery, is enlivened by Daniel Day-Lewis' astonishing performance. 149 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
8.
Release Date: November 2nd, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:31
In this labored dark farce, a doctor (Tobey Maguire) gets in over his head with adultery and murder. Also stars Elizabeth Banks and Laura Linney. 101 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: November 2nd, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:00
A videogame villain (voice of John C. Reilly) tries to be the hero, in this funny and inventive computer-animated comedy from Disney. 92 minutes, plus a short. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Release Date: November 2nd, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:58
In this meandering drama, Sean Penn plays a bored rock star who goes home to America to find the Nazi criminal his father pursued. 118 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
11.
Release Date: November 2nd, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:35
A divorcee (Melanie Lynskey) moves back in with her parents, and sparks with a younger man (Christopher Abbott), in this offbeat and funny comedy. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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L
12.
Release Date: November 2nd, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:33
Denzel Washington's strong performance, as an airline pilot after a miraculous crash-landing, enlivens this standard drama about alcohol addiction. 138 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
13.
Release Date: November 2nd, 2012
Rated R
Barry Levinson ("Rain Man") directs this effective "found-footage" horror thriller, about a biological epidemic striking residents of a Chesapeake Bay town. 85 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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14.
Release Date: October 26th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:51
This absorbing drama follows teen surfer Jay Moriarity (Jonny Weston), working with his mentor (Gerard Butler) to conquer big waves of California's Mavericks. 116 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
15.
Release Date: October 26th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:55
Six found-footage horror stories — some good, most not, all of them fairly gory — comprise this anthology. 116 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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16.
Release Date: October 26th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:41
Director Lee Daniels ("Precious") cooks up an overheated Southern potboiler, of a woman (Nicole Kidman) trying to get a Death Row inmate (John Cusack) freed. 107 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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17.
Release Date: October 26th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:45
Two teens - one Israel, the other Palestinian - discover they were switched at birth in this heavy-handed allegorical tale. Subtitled; 105 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
18.
Release Date: October 19th, 2012
Running Time: 1:49
There are no good guys in Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s dark drama “Elena,” just people with good intentions doing bad things — and people doing good things for others who may not deserve...
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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19.
Release Date: October 19th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:38
Filmmaker Ben Lewin's witty comedy-drama draws strong performances by John Hawkes (as a quadriplegic writer) and Helen Hunt (as a sex surrogate). 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
4.5 stars
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: October 17th, 2012
Running Time: 1:55
A man (Denis Lavant) assumes many disguises and personalities in this trippy French drama, which features Eva Mendes and Kylie Minogue. Subtitled; 116 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
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