- Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The first thing Bronson sees upon being taken to the psychiatric prison is another inmate defecating into his own hand and then smearing it on his face.
- Crazy Awesome: With extra emphasis on the crazy.
- Crowning Music of Awesome: "Digital Versicolor" by Glass Candy.
- "It's a Sin" by the Pet Shop Boys is employed wonderfully in the main trailer, as well as an inspired sequence in the psychiatric prison.
- "Your Silent Face" by New Order. Manages to make us feel an "awwww" moment for a violent sociopath being released from jail.
- Jerkass Woobie: In some scenes the titular character can be this, especially when he's sent to the "Funny Farm".