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: October 5th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:44
A Florida boy (Chandler Canterbury) launches a charity campaign for homeless kids, in this noble but heavy-handed drama. 103 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
2.
Release Date: September 28th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:01
A mom (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and a teacher (Viola Davis) work to reclaim their failing school in this heavy-handed, overly simplistic drama. 121 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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
11.
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
12.
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
13.
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
14.
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
15.
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
16.
Release Date: August 12th, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:43
A boy (Oakes Fegley) living in the forest with a magical dragon discovers civilization in this warmhearted update on the 1977 Disney movie. 104 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
17.
Release Date: August 5th, 2016
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:10
A gaggle of DC Comics villains are teamed to battle a bigger threat to humanity, in this colorful but chaotic mess of an action movie. 123 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
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
19.
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
20.
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
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