Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie, Lara Croft and Manfred Powell (Iain Glen) both draw their pistols and have them pointed at each others head. Powell suggest that the two put the guns down and settle it hand to hand. The two lay their guns down and fight. As the fight is progressing the cave is falling in around them. Laura knocks Powell out and begins to run for the exit and she does not slow down. As she makes it to the exit you can see her pistols in their holsters on her legs. This is edited from a longer sequence, as seen on DVD, but still a mistake in the theatrical release.
Continuity mistake: When Lara is holding onto the arm that has crushed Alex when Powell is saying that they can change his fate, she climbs up, but all of a sudden, she climbs up onto the ground where Powell is walking, and says "You had better be ready for this." If she was holding onto the arm which had stopped due to Alex's body being there how did she get to the ground so fast? You can see from the curve that it is the arm and NOT the ground.
Continuity mistake: When Powell is trying to get into the Tomb of the Dancing Light, you see Alex West take off his shirt and start pulling the rope. However, the very next shot is of the gate coming down, and he is standing in the bottom left hand of the screen, with his shirt on.
Continuity mistake: In the scene with the time storms, when the dog jumps through the time storm, we see it change through the muscle and bone layers. But when Lara throws the clock in a time storm and reaches in for the piece, nothing happens to her hand.
Continuity mistake: During the Fight Scene between Lara Croft and Manfred Powell, after Lara has hit him in the throat and he collapses, she retrieves a locket from his clothing. The next shot is from a different angle, showing his prostrate form with only Lara's legs and waist visible, including the hand that held the locket. Guess what.. it's no longer in her hand.
Continuity mistake: When Lara is bungee-jumping in her house (just before Powell's henchmen break in to steal the clock) she takes her starting jump off the stone barrier upstairs. The shot shows the ropes are attached to the ceiling about a metre in front of her starting position. In the next shot though, she is bouncing from the middle of the room, in front of the central chandelier, so between shots, the ropes attached to the ceiling moved across.
Continuity mistake: When the UPS man walks through the door into Lara's house, there is a close-up of his feet which shows him walking through debris from the previous night gunfight, but a longer shot shows no debris on the floor behind him. Then another close-up shot shows debris in front of him, which looks remarkably like the debris he's just supposed to have walked through.
Continuity mistake: When Lara hears the clock & finds where the noise is coming from,she smashes the fake wall in.When she does that,there is just a big hole but when we see the camera view from inside the secret room,there is a little piece of wood going right through the hole.
Continuity mistake: What happens to all the men that attack the house to steal the clock? She kicks loads of their arses, and they just disappear.
Continuity mistake: When Lara is in the secret room and is digging out the clock, she puts the lid against the crate and covers it with straw; but in the next shot, the lid is in a different place, and is no longer covered in straw.
Continuity mistake: After Lara's battle with the robot Simon at the beginning of the movie, the Butler gives Lara a bottle, which she picks up in her right hand. However, the shot changes and Lara is now walking towards the camera, with the bottle in her left hand.
Continuity mistake: At the end when Lara is fighting Powell there is a shot from behind Powell that shows Lara's hair over her shoulder. The shot changes to behind Lara and her hair is at her back - the action doesn't move during shot changes.
Continuity mistake: In the beginning scene where Lara is switching the disks in Simon she gets some sort of fluid on her left hand, however in the next shot, when she is closing the disk case, it's gone.
Continuity mistake: After Lara tried to save Alex in the water, below the planets, she starts pulling up on the metal arm of a planet. The next shot she suddenly pulls up on the concrete floor.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning, right after Lara gets the bottle from the butler's hands, she walks towards the stairs and, while they are filming her from her back, she gets really close to the first step, but when the scene changes to her front, she is still half way to the stairs.
Continuity mistake: During the scene where Lara steals the first half of the triangle, she ends up in front of all the people with guns, and she pulls out the piece as a way to gloat, when all of a sudden, the huge three-headed stone woman warrior comes to life and everyone starts to move away. Lara turns around, and she then starts to move away, but by then the piece isn't in her hand anymore, and she didn't have time to put the piece away...
Continuity mistake: When Lara is bouncing on the black ropes and flipping around, at one point her shirt flips up and her body makeup must have started to wear off because you can see the large tattoo on her lower back, yet the next times she flips, her back is all one colour.