Deliberate mistake: There is one scene in the movie where Heath Ledger reads a Latin sentence in a book. As he is translating the sentence, he goes over the words one by one with his finger. This would never be possible in a Latin sentence, because words in Latin are never in exactly the same order as in English. Words that actually belong together can be placed at opposite ends of a sentence.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Heath Ledger and his priest friend receive the dagger from the head of the Order that supposedly kills the Sin Eater, the head priest sets the dagger on the table between the 2 priests with the handle of the dagger facing Heath. The shot then moves from one side of the table to the other side showing different angles of the conversation, in each shot the dagger is no longer facing Heath but the other priest. But in the next shot is is, and so on for about 8 shots.
Plot hole: How did a woman who had just escaped from a mental institution get out of the country so fast? Even if she had a passport already, she wouldn't have it - the hospital or her family would. How could she get it back from them without SOMEONE turning her back in to the institution? It takes a lot to get involuntarily committed in the US, and I doubt she could get un-committed that fast, even with the guy she tried to kill vouching for her.Kaite13
Continuity mistake: Near the end, when Alex finds Mara dying, her wrists slashed, an overhead shot shows that Mara's dress is spotless. The camera cuts to another angle as Alex kneels over her body, and now her dress is splattered with blood all across her torso.