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: 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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
Now Playing in Theaters
7.
Release Date: November 30th, 2016
Rated R • Running Time: 1:40
A guy's new girlfriend (Rosario Dawson) finds his perfectionist ex-wife (Katherine Heigl) is becoming dangerously obsessive, in this idiotic thriller. 100 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1 star
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
8.
Release Date: November 30th, 2016
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:16
The car-chase franchise's exciting but silly eighth chapter has Dom (Vin Diesel) turning against his "family" to aid a nasty cyber-criminal (Charlize Theron). 135 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
9.
Release Date: November 4th, 2016
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:55
A surgeon (Benedict Cumberbatch) learns the mystic arts, in a trippy, surreal and action-packed addition to the Marvel universe. 110 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Release Date: October 7th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:32
A seventh-grader (Griffin Gluck) starts a prank war against a rule-obsessed principal (Andy Daly) in this sometimes funny comedy. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: October 7th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:37
Mormon missionaries in Australia, 1956, form a basketball team to train Olympic-bound teams in this heavy-handed drama. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
12.
Release Date: September 30th, 2016
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:06
A teen (Asa Butterfield) finds a magical place where children have special powers, in Tim Burton's clever adaptation of the Ransom Riggs novel. 127 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
13.
Release Date: August 26th, 2016
Rated G • Running Time: 1:14
A Soviet pup stows away on a U.S. space mission to the moon, in hopes of rescuing his parents, in this incoherent animated adventure. 75 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1 star
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
14.
Release Date: August 5th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:25
Two teens (Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri) become fast friends while their parents battle over money in this thoughtful drama about adolescence. 85 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
15.
Release Date: July 29th, 2016
Running Time: 1:33
Soul singer Sharon Jones battles cancer in this documentary, which shows the emotional struggle but is light on music with her and her band, The Dap-Kings. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
16.
Release Date: June 3rd, 2016
Running Time: 1:48
Life at an ashram in southern India, where disciples listen to the teachings of their guru, is detailed in this thoughtful documentary. Subtitled; 109 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
17.
Release Date: October 2nd, 2015
Running Time: 1:22
Banned director Jafar Panahi drives around Tehran, and his passengers make a mosaic of life in modern Iran, in this defiant and vibrant movie. Subtitled; 82 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
Release Date: July 17th, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:57
Paul Rudd stars in this exciting action movie, as a thief who is groomed by a scientist (Michael Douglas) to become Marvel's shrinking superhero. 117 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: May 15th, 2015
Rated R • Running Time: 1:56
A lawyer (Guillaume Canet) takes revenge on a casino owner (Catherine Deneuve) by bedding her daughter (Adele Haenel) in this unfocused thriller. Subtitled; 116 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
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
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