- Jerkass Woobie: Carver. He's abrasive and uncaring about his men, but he's hunting down the man responsible for the death of his family.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: A common complaint is that, as the pursuit goes further and further downhill, the quality of the film goes with it. The descent into overt metaphor and Magical Realism once the characters reach the desert feels quite muddled compared to the more straightforward and brutal chase through the savage beauty of the mountains.
YMMV / Seraphim Falls