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 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
2.
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
V
L
3.
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
V
L
4.
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
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L
5.
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
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L
6.
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
V
L
7.
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
S
V
L
8.
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
V
L
9.
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
V
L
10.
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
11.
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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L
12.
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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L
13.
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
14.
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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L
15.
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
16.
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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17.
Release Date: October 12th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:45
A teacher (Kevin James) takes up mixed martial-arts fighting to save his school's music program, in a silly but surprisingly sweet comedy. 105 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
18.
Release Date: October 12th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 2:00
Ben Affleck directs and stars in this riveting spy thriller, a true story of a CIA effort to rescue six Americans from Iran during the 1980 hostage crisis. 120 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: October 12th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:25
The fascinating story of '70s rock star Rodriguez, forgotten in the U.S. but beloved in South Africa, doesn't get the documentary it deserves. 86 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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L
20.
Release Date: October 12th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:39
"Baraka" director Ron Fricke returns with another sumptuous world-spanning documentary, looking at nature and industry, wealth and poverty. 102 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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