- The Coen Brothers' screenplay makes this simple story tick. Though there aren't many twists, it makes for an interesting watch.
- The characters of the two kidnappers & the pregnant police-woman.
- The mindblowing soundtrack 'North Dakota' that comes and goes time and again in the background.
Too many ends appear to have been left untied.
A decent film that falls in an unusual 'Humour-thriller' genre.