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One Child: Season 1 (2014)



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A young Chinese woman adopted by a British couple returns to her homeland at her birth mother's request in order to assist the brother she never knew and who has now been charged with murder.


Elizabeth Perkins
as Katherine Ashley
Donald Sumpter
as Jim Ashley

Critic Reviews for One Child: Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (7)

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.

December 3, 2014 | Full Review…

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.

December 5, 2014 | Full Review…

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.

December 10, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

[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.

December 8, 2014 | Full Review…

Well acted, concisely written, expertly steeped in mood and message, the program... is lush and slow and passionately ambitious.

December 5, 2014 | Full Review…

Both the writing and the directing fall short in One Child, leaving good actors to work with material that's mostly not there and viewers reminded of the fact that good intentions are not always enough.

December 5, 2014 | Full Review…

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