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: 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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
Release Date: August 14th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:59
A teen (Paris Warner) reluctantly goes on a Mormon young women's summer camp trip, in this funny and warm-hearted comedy-drama. 113 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
9.
Release Date: July 31st, 2015
Rated G • Running Time: 1:32
This fun, scattershot documentary looks at the history, popularity and global reach of LEGO bricks. 93 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Release Date: July 1st, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:05
Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as the T-800, helping Sarah Conner (Emilia Clarke) fight the robot invasion in a calculated, heartless revisit to the franchise. 126 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: June 12th, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:04
Bigger and badder dinosaurs chase Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and others in this beefy sequel to Steven Spielberg's 1993 action classic. 125 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
12.
Release Date: May 29th, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:47
A rescue pilot (Dwayne Johnson) tries to save his family when quakes decimate Los Angeles and San Francisco in this entertainingly preposterous disaster epic. 114 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
13.
Release Date: May 15th, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:55
The Barden Bellas are back, fighting to save the choral group and find their sound, in this funny and heartwarming musical. 115 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
14.
Release Date: March 6th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:35
The Maysles brothers' classic 1975 documentary, following an eccentric mother and daughter, remains a fascinating document of people being themselves. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
15.
Release Date: February 6th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:33
Mr. SquarePants and pals must save Bikini Bottom from destruction in this weird and wacky cartoon movie. 92 minutes. (SDP)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
16.
Release Date: January 16th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:35
The beloved British bear arrives on the big screen, finding a London family to live with in this sweetly whimsical comedy. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
17.
Release Date: December 19th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:37
The franchise's third, and seemingly final, chapter has Larry (Ben Stiller) and the living artifacts going to London. Some humor, but plenty of dry spots. 97 minutes.
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
Release Date: October 17th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:17
Animator Isao Takahata's painterly look infuses this gentle drama, based on a Japanese folk tale of a girl growing to be a noblewoman. Subtitled or dubbed; 137 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: September 19th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:28
This documentary smartly argues the case against America's continued oil addiction, and offers up common-sense solutions. 88 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: September 19th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:53
James Dashner's dystopian novel, about teens caught in a green land surrounded by a deadly maze, is exciting up until its unsatisfying ending. 113 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
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