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: May 15th, 2015
Rated R • Running Time: 2:00
Director George Miller brings back The Road Warrior (Tom Hardy), in a post-apocalyptic thrill ride that is breathtaking in its intensity and beauty. 120 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
2.
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
3.
Release Date: March 27th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:36
A klutzy E.T. (voiced by Jim Parsons) and a human girl (voiced by Rihanna) join forces during an alien invasion in this funny animated tale. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
4.
Release Date: March 13th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:52
Disney's live-action remake of its 1950 animated classic is a charmingly realized visual spectacle, with Cate Blanchett quite striking as the stepmother. 112 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
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no rating
S
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5.
Release Date: March 13th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:24
Seymour Bernstein, a concert pianist who gave up fame to become a teacher, talks about life and music in Ethan Hawke's thoughtful documentary. 81 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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Now Playing in Theaters
6.
Release Date: March 6th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:02
A return visit to the British retirees finding a second life in Jaipur, India, is delightful for the cast, led by Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Bill Nighy. 122 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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7.
Release Date: March 6th, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:36
An eye-opening documentary that dissects how corporate interests use misdirection and deception to obscure issues like climate change. 96 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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Out of Theaters
8.
Release Date: February 13th, 2015
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:34
Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan sing their hearts out in this achingly tender musical drama, which follows the ups and downs of a relationship. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: February 13th, 2015
Rated R • Running Time: 2:05
You want to know this: “Fifty Shades of Grey” offers plenty of sex scenes without a whiff of sexiness, acres of female nudity without any threat of unplowed emotion. This is the kind of movie...
Tribune Rating
1.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Release Date: December 25th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:04
Stephen Sondheim's musical of fractured fairy tales gets a lush movie treatment, with a strong cast led by Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick. 124 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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11.
Release Date: December 19th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:33
A luminous animated tale, a modern take on Irish folklore, about a girl who discovers she's a selkie - a seal turned human. 93 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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12.
Release Date: October 24th, 2014
Rated G
Filmmaker Judy Irving looks at the California brown pelican, both in the wild and captivity, in an interesting but overlong documentary. 80 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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13.
Release Date: October 3rd, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:15
A married man (Mathieu Amalric, who directed) has an affair, and finds himself in trouble with the law, in this claustrophobic erotic thriller. Subtitled; 76 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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14.
Release Date: September 19th, 2014
Running Time: 1:29
This documentary takes an uncomforably close look at Mark Landis, who has donated his forged artworks to many museums. 89 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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L
15.
Release Date: August 22nd, 2014
Running Time: 1:55
Melodrama overpowers this real-life story of a California Catholic high school's record-breaking football team, and their inspirational coach (Jim Caviezel). 115 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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16.
Release Date: August 15th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:07
Sylvester Stallone returns to lead over-the-hill mercenaries, and recruit new fighters, to take down an arms dealer (Mel Gibson) in this bombastic action flick. 126 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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17.
Release Date: July 18th, 2014
Running Time: 1:34
Young lovers (Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou) go from honeymoon magic to a marital tragedy in Michel Gondry's self-consciously surreal romance. Subtitled; 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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18.
Release Date: June 12th, 2014
Rated R • Running Time: 1:52
Cop pals Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) go undercover at a college, in an action comedy that hilariously parodies its own existence. 112 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
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19.
Release Date: May 23rd, 2014
Rated PG-13
Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) must go back to 1973, to stop a war against mutants before it starts, in this smart, exciting unification of the franchise. 131 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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20.
Release Date: May 2nd, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:45
Gugu Mbatha-Raw gives a luminous performance in this engrossing historic drama, as a half-black woman in 18th century English nobility. 104 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
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