I'm usually not a fan of first person POV, but this sequence really takes you into the mind of Vincent Party. We see what he sees and try too figure out which direction he should head in to escape. The scene in the car is really fantastic because we see they realization of the driver comes to as the description of the escaped convict is coming over the radio. The fear that evolves over his face I can almost feel.
It is shocking because the film seemingly begins with the climax and we have no idea what led to it.