YMMV / Enemy of the State
- Harsher in Hindsight / Values Resonance: This movie predates the USA PATRIOT Act by almost four years.
- Brill makes a passing reference to a previous operation supplying weapons to the Afghani rebels fighting against the Soviets.
- The harshest part is that the USA PATRIOT Act made everything the NSA did in the movie legal (with cause). Except the murders, of course. Convenient, eh?
- Since the 2013 revelations about the NSA's PRISM operation, the film seems even more darkly prescient.
- The main antagonist, the man who is pushing for an overweaning security state, was born on 9/11.
- One of the flagged words Brill mentions that the government tracks on phone lines is "Allah".
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Will Smith saves a cat while fleeing the destruction of a building.
- Moral Event Horizon : Reynolds and his men have no hesitation to kill a man who was against the NSA project and an innocent girl just to frame Dean for murder.
- Paranoia Fuel