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
Now Playing in Theaters
1.
Release Date: October 3rd, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:50
Young Sudanese men, having survived civil war and refugee camps, find new life in America in this thoughtful drama. Reese Witherspoon co-stars. 110 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
2.
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
3.
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
4.
Release Date: September 12th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:36
Brian Cox gives a strong performance as legendary soccer manager Sir Matt Busby (Brian Cox), who coaches a boys' team in this inspirational drama. 96 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
Release Date: October 17th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 2:14
The members of a Sherman tank crew (led by Brad Pitt) survive the horrors of World War II and develop camaraderie in combat in this intense drama. 134 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 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: 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
15.
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
16.
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
17.
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
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18.
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
19.
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
20.
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
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no rating
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