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 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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
Release Date: August 8th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:57
An Indian family opens a restaurant in Provence, starting a battle of wills with a French restaurateur (Helen Mirren), in this warm comedy-drama. 122 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
8.
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
Now Playing in Theaters
9.
Release Date: August 17th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:30
U.S. paratroopers deal with death, and their faith, in this handsomely mounted World War II drama. Filmed in Utah. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
10.
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
11.
Release Date: July 2nd, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:29
Pre-teen pals (Teo Halm, Brian "Astro" Bradley, Reese Hartwig) help a tiny alien who's away from home in this derivative found-footage adventure. 91 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
V
L
12.
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
13.
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
14.
Release Date: April 18th, 2014
Rated G • Running Time: 1:18
Disney's newest nature documenary, following a mama bear and two cubs in the Alaskan wilderness, mixes great footage with dumbed-down narration. 77 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
V
L
15.
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
16.
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
17.
Release Date: September 12th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:47
The pleasant continuing adventures of Winter, the dolphin with a prosthetic tale, and the teens (Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff) caring for her. 107 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
V
L
18.
Release Date: August 8th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:31
A documentary chronicling director James Cameron's diving expeditions in the deepest part of the Pacific. 90 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: July 18th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:24
Disney's spinoff to "Cars" continues, with racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) training to fight wildfires. Great visuals, but a weak story and characters. 83 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: July 4th, 2014
Rated G • Running Time: 1:30
The Beatles have fun, make music, and take some subtle barbs at their own fame in this 1964 classic. 87 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
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no rating
S
V
L
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