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: 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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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
11.
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
12.
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
13.
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
14.
Release Date: March 18th, 2016
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:01
The third installment of the dystopian series sends Tris (Shailene Woodley) and friends into new perils, but it all feels recycled from previous films. 120 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
15.
Release Date: December 11th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:20
A little boy discovers a bigger world when he follows his father into the city, in this gentle and beautifully animated fable from Brazil. 80 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
16.
Release Date: December 4th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:36
Six interlocking stories, all set in stuck elevators on Christmas Eve, fill this wildly uneven comedy-drama. Patrick Stewart, Jon Heder, Cheryl Hines and Gary Cole star. 96 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
17.
Release Date: September 4th, 2015
Rated R • Running Time: 2:08
Alex Gibney looks at the Apple founder's shady business practices, and the public's devotion to Apple's products, in this mishmash of a documentary. 129 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
Release Date: August 26th, 2015
Rated R • Running Time: 1:43
An American family (led by Owen Wilson and Lake Bell) find their lives in danger after a coup in an Asian country, in this uneven thriller. 103 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: August 14th, 2015
Rated R • Running Time: 1:30
Mountain climbers document their attempt to scale one of the toughest routes in the Himalayas, in this stunning documentary. 87 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
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
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