I would definitely not say that I am a fan of westerns, but there are a couple that I was willing to try that didn't make me shudder in revulsion, i.e. Tombstone and Silverado. Well, this one was oooookay, but not spectacular. I thought the plot was interesting, but tired. The whole vengeance for my slaughtered family thing has been done, but not so much as a western. I think for a Hallmark movie, it was what it was and it was decent. It is definitely worth a rainy day watch. Luke Perry is pretty cute, after all!
Luke Perry and Jason Priestley last worked together on the legendary 90's teen soap "Beverly Hills, 90210," but in GOODNIGHT FOR JUSTICE, an acclaimed Western which premiered on the Hallmark Channel in January 2011 they reunite for the very first time with Priestley behind the camera and Perry in the lead.
John Goodnight (Perry) has a crystal clear memory of the day that his family fell victim to ruthless outlaws. He and the wife of Circuit Judge Aldous Shaw were the only survivors of the attack; she would become his foster mother. Goodnight cannot forget the corrupt man who destroyed his family and he lives for a second chance encounter with the outlaw. Years later, after he’s named a circuit judge of the Western Territories, Goodnight must choose between justice and revenge when the same outlaws return to terrorize his lands.
- Luke Perry (“Beverly Hills, 90210”, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
- Lara Gilchrist (“Battlestar Galactica”, The Seamstress)
- Melanie Papalia (Postal, American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)
- Michael Teigen (TRON: Legacy, Nightwatching)
- Director Jason Priestley (Tombstone, “Beverly Hills 90210”)
· New filmed interview with Luke Perry and Jason Priestley
Family Time Factor: It's appropriate for most ages, but would probably be more enjoyed from ages 10 and up if you're going to watch it as a family.
MOTR Grade: C