"Shocking as it may be, One Child Nation needs to be seen."
— JOE MORGENSTERN, WALL STREET JOURNAL
"[A] boldly confrontational and journalistically probing documentary..."
— RICHARD BRODY, NEW YORKER
"In a very full and riveting 85 minutes, One Child Nation assembles a huge story together from many small, crucial pieces."
— MICHAEL PHILLIP, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"Soul-baring and furious, the documentary One Child Nation takes a powerful, unflinching look at China’s present through its past."
— MANOHLA DARGIS, THE NEW YORK TIMES
""[Nanfu] Wang began this film as a way to rediscover her own past. It does far more than that. It will help ensure that the full tragedy of those years is not forgotten. Anyone who sees this film is not likely to forget."
— PETER RAINER, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
"Using a remarkable personal lens, the film examines the reverberations of propaganda on broken families across multiple generations. The cumulative effect creates the sense that its destructive effects continue to be felt well beyond China’s borders."
— ERIC KOHN, INDIEWIRE
"Wang’s film is intimate, thought-provoking and well-crafted. It condemns the horrors of the policy without condemning those who were brainwashed into being its vessels, and it gives voice to so many families whose agency was stolen from them."
— GARY GAR.RISON, THE PLAYLIST
"Densely informative yet always grounded in deep personal investment and clear-eyed compassion, this is a powerful indictment of a traumatic social experiment, made all the more startling by the success of the propaganda machine in making people continue to believe it was necessary,"
— DAVID ROONEY, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER