* HilariousInHindsight: A Muslim-American man directly telling the President that his name is Khan and he is not a terrorist? Six years later, it's one of the most memorable moments of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Rizwan is made of these.
* MoralEventHorizon: The bullies who [[spoiler:killed Sam]] double subvert this. They weren't ''trying'' to [[spoiler:kill him]], but they were perfectly willing to [[spoiler:kill his best friend]] if he told anyone about it, just to [[DirtyCoward save their own selfish hides]].
* NarmCharm: Just ''try'' to read the title and not announce it in an imitation of [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness Benedict Cumberbatch's voice.]]
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Concerning both racism toward Muslims and discrimination against people with mental disabilities.
* TearJerker: Do not see this movie in the cinema with women who have children.
* TheWoobie: Rizwan and most of his family.