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: 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
S
V
L
2.
Release Date: October 12th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:30
A dying violinist (Mathieu Amalric) thinks back on his life in this lyrical live-action drama by "Persepolis" makers Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. Subtitled; 93 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
3.
Release Date: October 5th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:27
Tim Burton returns to his roots, with this engaging stop-motion animation tale of a boy who brings his dog back to life. 87 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
4.
Release Date: October 5th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:31
An Iowa butter-carving competition is the backdrop for this one-note political satire, starring Jennifer Garner as a stereotyped Republican uber-wife. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1 star
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
5.
Release Date: October 5th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:35
A rallying-cry documentary, clinically dissecting the problems in the U.S. health-care system. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
6.
Release Date: October 5th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:44
A Florida boy (Chandler Canterbury) launches a charity campaign for homeless kids, in this noble but heavy-handed drama. 103 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
7.
Release Date: September 28th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:01
A mom (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and a teacher (Viola Davis) work to reclaim their failing school in this heavy-handed, overly simplistic drama. 121 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
8.
Release Date: September 28th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:30
A fast-food manager (Ann Dowd) faces an ethical dilemma with an employee (Dream Walker) in this tough and sometimes lurid drama. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: September 28th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 2:04
A drug runner (Joel Kinnaman) gets involved in a mafia feud in this Swedish thriller. Subtitled; 124 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Release Date: September 28th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:31
Monsters get their own human-free hotel in this animated comedy, in which Adam Sandler (as the voice of Dracula) isn't as funny as he thinks. 91 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: September 21st, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:36
Karl Urban plays the one-man justice delivery system, taking down a drug cartel, in this futuristic 3-D action movie. 95 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
12.
Release Date: September 21st, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:31
Three high-school friends (Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan) melt down when their friend (Rebel Wilson) weds in this acid-dripped comedy. 87 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
13.
Release Date: September 21st, 2012
Running Time: 1:49
This moving documentary chronicles the AIDS epidemic from 1987 to 1995, and the work of LGBT activists to pressure the FDA and drug companies to find a cure. 120 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
14.
Release Date: September 21st, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:35
This moody documentary tells the riveting tale of a Texas missing-teen case, and the French con artist who posed as the missing boy. 99 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
15.
Release Date: September 21st, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 2:30
Paul Thomas Anderson's compelling, visually striking tale of a WWII sailor (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in with a cult leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman). 137 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
16.
Release Date: September 7th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:33
In this thriller, a young bond trader (Henry Cavill) is confronted by intelligence agents who have kidnapped his family. 93 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
17.
Release Date: August 22nd, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:40
A former getaway driver (Dax Shepard) risks his witness-protection identity to rescue his girlfriend (Kristen Bell) in this action-comedy. 100 minutes.
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
Release Date: August 17th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:33
A boy who can talk to ghosts discovers he must thwart a centuries-old witch's curse, in this lively, funny work of stop-motion animation. 93 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: August 10th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:44
A smart, sweet romance about a writer (Paul Dano) who types up a dream-girl character, who suddenly comes alive (in the form of Zoe Kazan, the film's writer). 104 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: August 8th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:01
Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones delight in this gentle comedy-drama as a couple going to a marriage counselor (Steve Carell). 100 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
1 star
S
V
L
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