Best crime movie mistakes of 2018

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Factual error: Rhianna is watching a live feed of a man's office via webcam. We see a closeup of the screen. At the top it shows the filename being a ".jpeg." Jpegs are still image files, not movies, let alone live streams.

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Factual error: At the point where Jared Leto is released from prison he is picked up in a 1960 Black Chrysler Imperial. As the camera rises it shows the date as 1954. The car is used a few more times in the movie.

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Plot hole: The entire plot hinges on the villain's gang obtaining the tablet that allows admin access to the building's systems. However, it can only be unlocked via facial recognition and it is keyed only to Will Sawyer's face. In fact, when they finally do get it, Xia unlocks it by holding it up to Sawyer's face. So what was the point of trying to steal the backpack containing the tablet? Without Will to unlock it, the tablet is useless.

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Visible crew/equipment: After burning the car, when Dave takes the trash out there is a camera operator at the end of his driveway. (01:11:00)

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Other mistake: In the ending shoot out, Gerald Butler looks over cars with his rifle and the magazine is missing in one of the shots.

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Revealing mistake: During the police chase with Gabriel on his motorcycle, he stops and turns to start shooting at one of the cops. By appearances, Gabriel is using a standard Glock which had a magazine capacity of 15 rounds. He has no extensions on it at all with the handle and magazine visible. Yet he proceeds to fire the gun 33-35 times at the cop car without reloading and in continuous fire. (00:57:55)

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Continuity mistake: After Elizabeth drives her motorbike off the peer, across the frozen lake and stops while she looks back at the police, the Ducati suddenly has different tires than earlier in the escape sequence. (00:25:55 - 00:27:05)

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Other mistake: When he arrives at the club he texts "I'm here" and receives the reply "bathroom" but the texts are on the wrong side of the screen. It looks as if he replied "bathroom". (01:20:10)

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Continuity mistake: In the strip club scene, he goes to the bathroom with his shirt unbuttoned. He reaches into his pocket and starts dialing a number. The angle changes and his shirt is completely buttoned as he finishes dialing. (00:25:10 - 00:25:40)

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Factual error: In the bar scene there is a sign for Genesee beer. That brand never went west further than Pennsylvania.

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Plot hole: Riley just could not hang the tree guys from the wheel by herself.

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Suggested correction: It doesn't happen on screen. We don't see how she even kills them. It's not shown how she got their bodies up there and she could have accomplished this by any number of means.

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Continuity mistake: After they get into the hotel and Waikiki is wheeling his brother in a chair, his hand is on the back and his thumb is sticking up in the air. The Nurse gives him a shot and it jump cuts to a close up, and suddenly his thumb is down. (00:09:30)

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Continuity mistake: Whilst driving back after meeting with Paul Castellano, Gotti has his hand on the driver seat headrest in some shots, but in others his hand is on the seat. (00:35:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Phil heads to the Puppet Pleasure place early in the film, the positions of the shadows change around the vehicle parked out front in the close up, revealing the time laps between filming each shot. (00:06:30)

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, while in the house the sun is shining through the kitchen window. They get in the car to commute, and it's clear and dry. In the next scene they are in a pouring down rain shower, and when they show the car again it's dry and so is the road. However, when they reach the train station the ground and the driver side window are wet. (00:03:00 - 00:04:00)

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Suggested correction: A question regarding this was asked and answered. The opening scene isn't meant to be a continuous scene. It's a type of montage showing how Michael (Neeson) has the same routine everyday throughout the year or years.

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Continuity mistake: The main character is exercising in the gym and in the background is a man on the abs machine holding the handles above the grips. In the next shot he is holding the grips, and then next shot back to above the grips. (00:38:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Stallone kills the bad guys with skull masks in the corridor of the bar, his motions pointing the pistol don't match the positions of the lemming-like goons he hits. For instance he has the gun all the way to his right for the first one he kills, but the guy is shown with a hole opening in his forehead while he's in the middle of the corridor. (00:29:00)

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Continuity mistake: After Bill punches the door open at the end of the alley, the old couple get up and escape. There is a wooden barrel and trash in the corner where they were hiding. But moments later when Batman breaks Bill's leg, the corner is seen behind him and the barrel and trash are gone. (00:05:15 - 00:05:55)

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Continuity mistake: The dynamic duo sees Spencer in front of the locker secret passage. There is a clock right above him, and the minute hand points at 40 minutes. When Daphne's dad bumps into them, it's quarter past six. (00:14:05)

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Continuity mistake: Max dripped blood on the dog from his elbow and the dog had blood in a large spot behind its neck and left shoulder area. In next frame the dog is shown with blood in the spot and all down its left leg. (00:58:00)

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