Continuity mistake: In the final fight scene on the plane between Jinx and Agent Frost, Jinx is slashed across her stomach, drawing blood. In a later scene, when Jinx and 007 are pouring diamonds over one another in the hut on the cliff, her stomach is unblemished.
Plot hole: In the pre title sequence James Bond travels in a hovercraft along the dirt road which is full of land mines. Soon after reaching the waterfall at the end, trucks drive up along the road he just drove in on to capture him. As there was only one road in to the waterfall complex the landmines must have all disappeared, as earlier on in that sequence we are informed that the only way that the North Koreans can avoid the mines along that road is by hovercraft.
Other mistake: During the final Ice Palace action sequence, as Bond is getting into his Aston Martin just prior to his 'automotive duel', he crouches beside the invisible car in order to minimize himself as a target as he tried to locate the handle to open the door. The explanation given by "Q" was that tiny cameras on each side projects what's on the other side. Despite crouching behind his car, he still would have been visible on the other side.
Plot hole: When James and Jinx sneak on Gustav's plane, Jinx heads for the cockpit. The pilot gets out of his seat and leaves, making it easy for Jinx to knock out the co-pilot and take over the plane. But what happens to the pilot? he never comes back, even when Miranda is pointing a sword at Jinx, nor when she is fighting to keep the plane flying.
Revealing mistake: After the helicopter escape at the end, a red sports car is sticking nose down in the ground after falling hundreds of feet down out of the airplane, without a single crack in the windshield, in mint condition. The yellow one only has the right door open.
Continuity mistake: When Bond first sees Jinx get out of the water, she is naturally dripping wet. After it cuts to him, it cuts back to her and she is already bone dry as she is picking up her towel to dry off.
Continuity mistake: When Jinx and Bond sneak onto Grave's plane, Jinx can be seen with a nickel plated pistol (this is also evident throughout the entire film). Yet when Jinx is in the cockpit and Frost tells her to hand over the gun, it's now no longer nickel plated but standard gun metal black.
Continuity mistake: During the car chase on the ice, Bond's Aston Martin flips over. You can see the left wing mirror break off as this happens, together with a chunk of something else. When the car flips back over, the wing mirror's back on in one piece. A chunk of something else falls off though, but there's no visible damage to the car afterwards.
Factual error: During the scene in which Bond escapes from MI6 custody, after inducing drop in heartbeat, he seizes the defibrillator paddles and uses them to shock the two male orderlies. However, only one of those paddles would have administered a shock; the other one is only there to form a circuit for the electric charge, therefore, at best it should only have shocked one of the orderlies.
Factual error: Towards the end of the film as the helicopter tumbles through the sky after it has fallen out of the plane, Jinx looks back from the cockpit and sees the diamonds in a neat pile spilling out of the door. Surely if the helicopter has been tumbling through the sky, they would be scattered all over the place.
Continuity mistake: During the car chase scene on the ice, the green Jaguar fires a minigun at Bond's car several times. Amazingly, Bond's car doesnt even have a scratch on it. Even if the car was bullet proof, it would still have large dents and scratches, not to mention the large cracks in the glass, the likes of which could be seen when Q fires a pistol at a sheet of bullet proof glass earlier in the film.
Revealing mistake: When Bond is in the car following the goons heading into the facility, it shows the techie guy scan a card and then swipe it to open a door. Before he swipes it, the door is already opening.
Continuity mistake: In the beginning, James Bond steals a suitcase full of diamonds. He takes the compartment with the diamonds out, and sets a bomb under it. When we see him putting the C4 in it, we can see that the explosive is very nearly as high as the edge of the case, but the diamond compartment fits back inside perfectly. How?
Continuity mistake: Just before Zao runs to the helicopter, he smashes nearly all the glass out of a stained-glass window. There's then an explosion which removes what little glass remains. But when the rubble lands and blocks the window, there's still a decent amount of glass left in the frame.
Continuity mistake: Bond opens up the necklace that Zao had and there are 4 diamonds inside. Later when he shows them to M it changes to 5. Where did that extra diamond come from? It can't be that Graves gave him another one after Bond's bet - that was settled by cheque.
Revealing mistake: The Underground station is supposed to have been abandoned long ago, and there is ancient advertising for Ford cars on the wall. But in the entranceway to the platform there's a recent ad for Philips electronics.
Continuity mistake: Given the amount of time Bond was maltreated by the North Koreans you'd think he would have suffered the effects of malnourishment (lost weight, muscle tone). Yet when he is seen bare-chested after the prisoner exchange, he appears perfectly fit and is able to win a physically demanding sword fight against Gustav Graves.
Factual error: At the beginning of the movie Bond places 2 pieces of C4 explosive in the case. This amount of explosive will be enough to level a small house, but Zao, who's standing about 2 metres from it, survives with only a few scars.
Continuity mistake: Jinx shoots the doctor twice, once through the cheque, and once in the neck/throat. In the next scene, the two bullet holes are in his upper left chest. Plus when Bond finds him, there's no blood on the body.
Continuity mistake: In the scene with all the high ranking Korean officers in the bunker, they all have identical medals even though they are different ranks/ages. One of them even has his upside down.
Revealing mistake: When the bad guy fires at Bond with the mini-gun attached to his green Jaguar, you can see that the gun does not have an ammo feed.
Plot hole: Near the film's end, Gustav is clinging to an opening in the plane when Bond activates his electrocution button. This causes Gustav to surge with the same voltage he dished out earlier. Why is he being electrocuted? The shocks are released via the glove. If he was clinging from a metal plane, the glove would've sent the electricity throughout the plane's frame as opposed to just him.
Factual error: Fencing jackets are reinforced on the weapon arm and zip up on the opposite side. Thus a right handed fencer has the closure on the left. Bond is fencing right handed but is wearing a left-handed jacket.
Revealing mistake: When Bond arrives in Cuba and walks past the children dancing in the foreground you can see a man leaning on a wall holding a fishing rod looking directly into the camera, following it from left to right.
Continuity mistake: When Bond cuts the hole in the ice, he uses the laser on his watch at an angle. Yet he still manages to cut a perfectly round circle with vertical sides.
Other mistake: During the James Bond windsurfing scene as he was escaping the ice, his hair and suit are dry in what seems to be 50 foot waves.
Factual error: In the scene where Korean military officers are looking at a map of the Korean Peninsula (ignoring for a moment that the Koreans' map is in English), the map's description of the body of water between the Korean Peninsula and the Japanese Archipelago is a glaring error to anyone who knows about East Asian history. Most of the world knows of this body of water as the "Sea of Japan," but both North and South Korea have always called it by its historic name, the East Sea. The South Koreans are actively involved - with some considerable success - in an effort to get cartographers, governments, and international organizations to change the name back to East Sea, or at least have both Sea of Japan and East Sea recognized. At any rate, since the issue involves a good deal of lingering resentment owing to Japan's brutal forty-year occupation of Korea, absolutely no Korean-made map would label this body of water only as "Sea of Japan."
Factual error: The 'Vauxhall Cross' Tube Station appears to be on the south bank next to Westminster Bridge across from Parliament, but it is a Piccadilly Line station, which does not cross the Thames. You can tell from the tilework because it was filmed in Aldwych, which is a real, abandoned station on the Piccadilly Line - there is a sign that reads 'Piccadilly Line' in one shot.
Other mistake: In the scene where Gustav Graves performs his skydiving publicity stunt, at landing Gustav fails to flare (i.e. bringing both toggles towards his groin) at an appropriate height to create enough lift and allow for a safer landing. He only appears to apply half brakes when he has nearly touched the ground. In reality Gustav would have seriously injured himself and the canopy would have traveled forwards towards the press not remained above him as shown in the scene. Also, it can be seen that Gustav has a harness attached to his legs, there is no way that he would have been able to detach himself from his parachute and walk so fluently after landing.
Audio problem: When the news reporters are waiting for Gustav to come, when a man says to Miranda: "Looks like your man's not going to make it", the man standing behind him and Miranda mouths these exact words.