WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
THE INDEPENDENT CRITIC
"The film is the latest collaboration between Shackelford and executive producer Joyce Marie Fitzpatrick, who also shares a story credit for the film. The two are quickly growing a remarkable catalogue of intelligent and entertaining cinematic stories centered around people of color and the worlds in which they live".
MOVIE REVIEWERS 101
"This is an enjoyable family film that shows the importance of friends, while trying to solve a neighborhood crime, with excellent chemistry from the two leads."
"On the whole, this film reminded me a bit of watching those ABC Afterschool specials I once enjoyed as a child. I appreciated the very diverse cast, and the most fun to watch, besides the main leads, were the feisty cupcake shop owners as fun comic-relief, Gabby’s new step-mom (a former detective herself) and Lulu’s mom."
"I watched Hidden Orchard Mysteries: The Case of the Air B&B Robbery with my mom. It was amazing I give it a 10 out of 10."
"I think that this movie is great for littles that love mysteries and most tweens will enjoy seeing it. I hope that Lulu and Gabby will have more mysteries to solve in the future."
CASSANDRA M'S PLACE
"A family friendly movie with a good mystery. Its thought out and has a good balance of humor and more with teen detectives."
(re)SEARCH MY TRASH
"This film is sweet and wholesome...has a likeable couple of investigators and features some rather spirited performances to support them."