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: March 21st, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:52
The furry gang tour Europe, and face a criminal who's a dead ringer for Kermit, in a wacky comedy that adults may like more than kids. 108 minutes, plus a short. (SPM)
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2.
Release Date: March 21st, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:53
A Christian college student (Shane Harper) debates his atheist professor (Kevin Sorbo) on the existence of God, in this faith-based drama. 113 minutes.
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3.
Release Date: March 7th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:30
A super-smart dog (voiced by Ty Burrell) and his adopted boy (voiced by Max Charles) travel through time in this light, engaging animate comedy. 92 minutes. (SPM)
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4.
Release Date: February 28th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:18
A straight-forward and overlong telling of the life of Jesus (Diogo Morgado), a truncated version of last year's "The Bible" TV miniseries. 138 minutes. (SDP
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Out of Theaters
5.
Release Date: December 25th, 2013
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:31
The pop singer and teen idol, on stage and backstage in this music documentary. 92 minutes.
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6.
Release Date: October 4th, 2013
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:42
A Christian teen singer (AJ Michalka) battles temptation when she attempts crossover success in the mainstream music world. 118 minutes.
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7.
Release Date: September 20th, 2013
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:52
Hollywood's classic walk down the Yellow Brick Road is blown up onto IMAX screens, in this 3-D conversion. 101 minutes.
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8.
Release Date: August 30th, 2013
Running Time: 1:32
The British boy band is highlighted in concert and behind the scenes, in this sometimes entertaining infomercial. 92 minutes. (SPM)
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9.
Release Date: July 31st, 2013
Running Time: 1:45
Smurfette (voiced by Katy Perry) wonders if she's good or bad, as Gargamel (Hank Azaria) plots world domination in this by-the-numbers sequel. 102 minutes (SPM)
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10.
Release Date: July 17th, 2013
Running Time: 1:36
A snail (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) dreams of being a racer, in this colorful but unspectacular computer-animated tale. 96 minutes. (SPM)
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11.
Release Date: July 3rd, 2013
Running Time: 1:38
Ex-supervillain Gru (voice of Steve Carell) is pressed into tracking down another bad guy, in a dull sequel in which the funny Minions take over. 98 minutes. (SPM)
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12.
Release Date: March 1st, 2013
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:24
This smart, well-argued documentary examines hunger in America, and how poverty and U.S. farm policies play a part in prolonging it. 95 minutes. (SPM)
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13.
Release Date: February 15th, 2013
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:29
Brendan Fraser lends his voice to Scorch Supernova, a space hero who defends his planet against a nefarious villain in this computer-animated film. 89 minutes.
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14.
Release Date: December 21st, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:31
A woman and an aerialist fall in love, but must find each other through different worlds, in this fantasy based on Cirque du Soleil's Las Vegas shows. 91 minutes.
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15.
Release Date: December 19th, 2012
Rated G • Running Time: 1:32
Disney/Pixar's 2001 tale of a little girl invading the monster world returns in a new 3-D rendering.
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16.
Release Date: September 28th, 2012
An uneven compilation of seven short films featuring famous faces. Judi Dench and Julia Stiles star in the best ones. 108 minutes. (SPM)
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2.5 stars
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17.
Release Date: September 14th, 2012
Rated G • Running Time: 1:41
The 2003 Disney/Pixar classic, about a fish swimming the ocean to find his missing son, returns in a pristine 3-D version. 100 minutes, plus a "Toy Story" short. (SPM)
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18.
Release Date: August 3rd, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:59
A psychologist (Sigourney Weaver) and her assistant (Cillian Murphy) investigate a famous psychic (Robert DeNiro) in this thriller. 113 minutes.
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3 stars
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19.
Release Date: August 3rd, 2012
Running Time: 1:24
Filmmaker Todd Solondz again creates a sad-sack character, Abe (Jordan Gelber), but for a change shows some empathy — which rubs off on us. 86 minutes. (SPM)
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3 stars
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20.
Release Date: July 27th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:05
A cat has a double life - as pet to a cop's daughter, and as accomplice to a burglar - in this visually striking but narratively thin animated tale. 70 minutes. (SPM)
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2.5 stars
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