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: 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
2.
Release Date: November 7th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:45
A teen robotics genius befriends his brother's EMT robot, and upgrades it to fighting mode, in this colorful animated take on a Marvel comic title. 108 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
3.
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
4.
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
5.
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
6.
Release Date: October 24th, 2014
High-school friends try to reach spirits of the dead in this dumb and cliche-ridden horror movie based on the board game. 89 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1 star
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
7.
Release Date: October 10th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:43
Bill Murray's beautifully detailed performance enlivens this comedy-drama, about a misanthrope who befriends a lonely kid (Jaeden Lieberher). 102 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
8.
Release Date: October 10th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:32
The backstory of Prince Vlad (Luke Evans), who takes on vampire powers to save his kingdom, makes for a murky thriller overloaded with visual effects. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: April 18th, 2014
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
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
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
11.
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
Now Playing in Theaters
12.
Release Date: February 20th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:08
Kevin Costner stars in this inspirational sports drama, as a cross-country coach helping a team of underprivileged teens. 128 minutes. (SDP)
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
13.
Release Date: January 23rd, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:39
Goblins, elves, fairies, imps and a magical potion are in the mix in this animated adventure from LucasFilm. 99 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
14.
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. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
1.5 stars
S
V
L
15.
Release Date: November 26th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:32
The flightless super-spies are back in action, taking on a ruthless octopus (voiced by John Malkovich) in this fast and funny animated adventure. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
16.
Release Date: November 14th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:20
Windbag Kirk Cameron gives a lengthy lecture on the Christian underpinnings of Christmas traditions. Only for the faithful. 79 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
17.
Release Date: November 7th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:45
A teen robotics genius befriends his brother's EMT robot, and upgrades it to fighting mode, in this colorful animated take on a Marvel comic title. 108 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
Release Date: November 7th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:35
A follow-up to Bruce Brown's 1971 documentary, looking at the rise of the international sport of motorcycle racing. 90 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: November 5th, 2014
Running Time: 3:00
Documentarian Frederick Wiseman takes his cameras inside Britain's National Gallery, to watch the care of the artwork there. 180 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: October 17th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:35
A love triangle plays out on Mexico's Day of the Dead in this colorful, fast-paced and fun computer-animated tale 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
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