S.I.M Rating: 6.3 out of 10 (1 Votes)
Cast: Jaret Belliveau, Craig Jackson
Highway Gospel is a 2010 documentary that takes an insider's look at the world of serious downhill skateboarding. Shot intimately, which gives the film an almost "The Office" feel, Highway Gospel, directed by Jean Belliveau, is unlike any skateboarding film ever produced.
Filled with surprising, quirky scenes, the interplay between cast members is both refreshing and appears genuine. An odd assortment of characters dart in and out, including an unorthodox drug dealer, an "alligator boy," and some very atypical skateboard freaks.
Highway Gospel's soundtrack is heavy on Seattle grunge, and the dialogue is witty and inventive, easily worthy of a much bigger, costlier production.
What's even more surprising is that for a mere "skateboarding" movie are the lessons that come across regarding the benefits of community and dedication. Heart-breaking and humorous alternately, Highway Gospel is definitely entertaining.