The plot is revealed in the last few minutes but should have been developed throughout the movie. A lot of shaky and unsteady camera shots from the victims perspective makes some scenes difficult to watch. Most of the suspense is the 'jump out from around the corner' type. There are two side-stories that are not well developed. One is Gellar's relationship with her father, the other is with a man she meets mid-way through the movie as he protects her from the unwanted and violent advances of a male co-worker.
Some of the scenes and action are unrealistic, showing Gellar sleeping through the night in the middle of a freshly plowed farm field, staying in an incredibly seedy hotel in a small town, running (and crawling) through the pens in a cattle auction in the middle of the day. The scenes were difficult to accept and the lines between reality, flashback, and fantasy were non-existent.