- Accidental Aesop: If you meet someone with a Mysterious Past, in order to get close to them, you have to go snooping around in the life they don't want you to know about. As a cop, it's not really against the law; just as long as they're not doing anything illegal, it's okay. Also, while Catch needed to come to grips with his tragedy, Sharon had no right to bluntly confront him about it and force him to talk about it to put her own mind at ease.
- Esoteric Happy Ending: While a film like this can only hope to end on a bittersweet note at best, it still does nothing to resolve Sharon still being very much estranged from her family or the fact that she used underhanded methods to look into Steven/Catch's past and possibly ruined his already fragile sense of trust.
- Harsher in Hindsight: Seeing Catch's wife, Annie, die so young along with their son looks all the more painful considering her actress, Guylaine St-Onge, suffered a similar fate at a young age.
- Nightmare Fuel: After investigating Catch's past, Sharon uncovers the the home he and his family shared left undisturbed since the tragic accident, to the point that layers of dust and cobwebs covered everything in the residence, including his son's partially-eaten birthday cake.
- Retroactive Recognition: Detective Vera, is that you playing another cop in Chicago?
- WTH, Costuming Department?: Jennifer Lopez sports blonde hair and eyebrows in this film. Although it's not as bad as some other examples, it's still pretty offputting.
YMMV / Angel Eyes