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Ruby Bridges (1997)




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A six-year old African-American girl scores very well on early scholastics tests and is chosen by the New Orleans school district to be the first of her race to be integrated into that city's public school system.

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Chaz Monet
as Ruby Bridges
Lela Rochon
as Lucielle Bridges
Michael Beach
as Abon Bridges
Penelope Ann Miller
as Barbara Henry
Kevin Pollak
as Dr. Robert Coles
Diana Scarwid
as Miss Woodmere
Toni Ann Johnson
as Alma Broyard
Michael Burgess
as Mr. Lewis
Al Butler
as Senior Marshall
Charlie Lucas
as Mr. Taylor
Georgia Weeks
as Jimmy's Mother
Joan Gibson
as Mrs. Taylor
Joe Maggard
as State Trooper
Derin Altay
as Mrs. Stein
John Keenan
as Barricade Guard
Gil Johnson
as Policeman
D.L. Anderson
as Mother No. 1
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Critic Reviews for Ruby Bridges

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

As Ruby, Chaz Monet captures the child's happiness and sadness, fear and fortitude, with genuine subtlety.

July 3, 2001 | Full Review…

Historical drama lacks subtlety but has positive messages.

May 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

What sets this film apart from its typically treacly ilk is the the strong, subtle work by the cast.

January 3, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

An inspiring film about an exceptional black girl whose Christian faith and spiritual resiliency are a lesson for all of us.

March 13, 2002 | Full Review…

Ruby is an inspiring and cute little girl. The film revisits a shameful past and shows what a powerful force moral fortitude can be, even in a child.

July 3, 2001 | Rating: 73/100 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ruby Bridges

I bawled my eyes out. I love how it is faith based.

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