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
Now Playing in Theaters
1.
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
2.
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
Out of Theaters
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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
11.
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
12.
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
13.
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
14.
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
15.
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
16.
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
17.
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
18.
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
V
L
19.
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
20.
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
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