Revealing mistake: When the terrorists drop the dead body out the aircraft door, look closely at the aeroplane just beneath the door, you can see the reflection of the mat the stuntman lands on, as well as the spotters around it.
Revealing mistake: In one scene, the Penguin is making a "bat" shadow puppet on the ceiling. But there's no light behind his hands. If there's no light, there's no shadow. (01:03:45)
Revealing mistake: In several driving scenes, the cars are visibly higher than the rest of traffic. Obviously a flatbed truck was used instead of a trailer for the filming of the interior shots.
Revealing mistake: In the scene where Tom Cruise is yelling at/questioning Dawson at the jail in the witness room, immediately after Cruise gets up in Dawson's face and says, "I'm the only friend you've got," Cruise is supposed to simply turn and walk away. But you can see from the angle behind Dawson that Cruise' first step is a step down, indicating that he was on a pedestal of some sort to bring their heights closer together.
Revealing mistake: Right after Jake escapes from Tao's pinning him to the track towards the end, Tao is electrocuted, then falls to the tracks. When he stands up, he sees a train heading towards him. He cries out, sticks up his arms, and is hit by the train. In a quick shot just as the train hits, him, however, it is painfully obvious that it is actually a dummy that was placed in front of the train.
Revealing mistake: There is a scene where Vinny bodyslams the guy from the bar who owes him money. He slams him onto the pavement, but you can see the guy bounce when he hits the concrete - during filming they used some type of mattress to break his fall.
Revealing mistake: When Sean shoots at Dennis the Bookseller's feet, puffs of sand do not erupt from the ground.
Revealing mistake: In the scene when Crow Horse and Levoi are running from Coutelle and the "GOONS", they go off-road toward the stronghold. You can see in the grass the tire tracks from all the other takes. Especially as there is no reason any vehicle would leave the road at that place otherwise.