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Viewers expecting conventional Hollywood uplift and story structure will be put off by the way the miniseries unfolds, but the realistic approach has its own strengths. One Child is not only engrossing but also enlightening.
This isn't an easy movie to watch, but even at its most bleak, the scenes between the long-estranged mother and daughter are beyond poignant as they find common purpose.
It's a critique of an entire justice system told intimately through the eyes of one family, giving real bodies and feelings to the problems it probes.
[It] stands out as a brutally realistic portrayal of the powerlessness of the individual in the Communist state. But the juggernaut that drives this story with a force that will leave viewers reeling is Party-rule.
Well acted, concisely written, expertly steeped in mood and message, the program... is lush and slow and passionately ambitious.
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