The couple seem dull-witted as they subvert the laws of respectability. This has little lasting appeal or relevance, just a pall of dullness. The couple seem irredeemably corrupt and violent. This is a pitiable am-dram. The tone is wildly discordant. There is a manhunt for the couple. This is inspired by the Starkweather case.
“It was like the Russians had invaded.”
“Considered okay to shoot all witnesses.”
“I got off with probation and a lot of nasty looks.”