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: 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
2.
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
3.
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
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no rating
S
V
L
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
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no rating
S
V
L
9.
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
10.
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
11.
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
12.
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
Now Playing in Theaters
13.
Release Date: February 7th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:40
Millions of LEGO bricks - led by a hapless construction worker (voice of Chris Pratt) - come together to create one of the funniest family movies in years. 100 minutes. (VH)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
14.
Release Date: October 30th, 2013
Rated R • Running Time: 1:26
A paranormal-investigation team sets up cameras at a ranch and captures strange doings in this effective "found-footage" thriller, filmed partly in Utah. 86 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
15.
Release Date: August 8th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:28
Extreme stunts - including flying boats and flipping cars - fill this jaw-dropping documentary, filmed largely in Utah. 85 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
16.
Release Date: August 10th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:37
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis play political rivals in a comedy that starts out raunchy and ends up toothless. 85 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
17.
Release Date: August 10th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:27
The musician and songwriter goes solo, playing new songs and some classics in this moving concert film directed by Jonathan Demme. 87 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
Release Date: August 3rd, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:34
Neurotic middle-schooler Greg (Zachary Gordon) is still trying to lie his way out of embarrassment in this shrill third installment. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: August 3rd, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:40
Director Lauren Greenfield presents a fascinating verité portrait of the Siegels, whose super-fortune is threatened by the economic crisis. 101 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: April 4th, 2014
Rated G
Sumptuous cinematography captures several species of lemurs, in this documentary about efforts to help the animals survive environmental devastation. 39 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
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