Matt Hurt’s review published on Letterboxd:
The Garden Left Behind is important for its representation and unapologetically telling its story on behalf of those whose stories don't get told. I commend the movie for that.
However, the movie didn't work quite as well for me specifically because it was so message focused. It quickly becomes more of a vehicle for delivering its messages (all of which I fully support) at the expense of creating a more engaging narrative.