* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: Several critics condemned the film as pro-IRA, anti-British propaganda, only to have it revealed that they hadn't actually ''seen'' the film, having not attended any screenings of the as-of-then unreleased film. Of the most prominent, Tim Luckhurst of ''The Times'' remained silent, while historian Ruth Dudley Edwards bafflingly declared that she refused to watch it "because I can't stand its sheer predictability".
* NightmareFuel: ''Boy'' the {{Fingore}} scene is convincing...
* TearJerker
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