Best thriller movie mistakes of 2016

Now You See Me 2 picture

Plot hole: Prior to the final show, when the horsemen are performing separately at different locations in London. [Scene X] Jack is busy with his card swap trick. While others are doing their tricks too, [Scene Y] McKinney is believed to be tricked once again by his face sharing brother at another location... Dylan gets a call and then he calls everyone to wrap up and meet somewhere. [Scene Z] Jack also wraps up and leaves the place... OK. Later after the expose in final show McKinney tells the story about how Jack successfully hypnotized his brother [in the Scene Y]. How could Jack be at two different locations at the same time? He was performing somewhere else when he did hypnotism at another location and then wraps up his trick back where he started.

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Don't Breathe picture

Continuity mistake: He cuts a hole in her pants for insemination. When in the car moments before fighting the dog there is no hole.

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Patriots Day picture

Continuity mistake: When the police are moving in to arrest Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the shot shows an FBI SWAT officer grabbing him. But in the next cut, the officer changes to a Boston Police Officer while changing back to a FBI Officer in the following shot.

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Captain America: Civil War picture

Character mistake: At the beginning of the movie we're told there are 7 hostiles left, then Falcon takes out 3 more and says "5 hostiles left".

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Visible crew/equipment: When Dewey is introduced and has a phone call with Jeffers about the leak, he is packing away files in a briefcase. On his desk there is a pad of paper beneath Dewey's mobile, and the scripted lines for Dewey's side of the phone conversation are handwritten on the top sheet, not being removed from set prior to filming.

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ajp
The Nice Guys picture

Factual error: The movie takes place in 1977. A boy tells his father he is playing PacMan, which came out in 1980. Then we see a cabinet of Ms. Pacman, which came out in 1982.

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London Has Fallen picture

Plot hole: After an assault on the scale that's been witnessed, covering a wide area of London by extremely well prepared attackers, there's no way Marine 1 would fly to the airport at low altitude within easy range of missiles, and then when attacked, double back over the areas that have already been attacked where hostiles would still be present.

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The Shallows picture

Continuity mistake: When Nancy is surfboarding, she is going to ride her last wave for the day. When she is waiting for her last wave, the ocean appears to be calm, but when it cuts to the very far 3rd person view a big wave pops up on the screen. When it cuts back the wave has disappeared.

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Cloude2 Premium member

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Split (2016)

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Continuity mistake: The subject of the email from Barry S. first reads "we need you", but after opening it reads "RE: No subject"

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Hush (2016)

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Continuity mistake: When Maddie is coming up with an ending to her novel, she opens one of the ending drafts. Not long after opening the draft, she decides to go on facetime and make a call, whilst the draft is still open, then the man she is trying to contact calls her back. She then closes the laptop and tidies up. When she returns and opens up the laptop, the draft that was just shown on the laptop has become a completely different one.

00:10:10 - 00:14:25

Casual Person
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi picture

Revealing mistake: When a contractor fires a grenade at an enemy technical, the truck visibly explodes and moves upwards before the (most likely) CGI projectile hits it.

01:02:00

temp89
The Accountant picture

Factual error: When researching Christian Wolf in the IRS database, they state he made $75,000 and ran ZZZ Accounting. They then look up 3 other businesses with over a million dollars in income, said they were all partnerships and stated that Christian Wolf was managing partner. Given that partnerships are flow through entities for income tax purposes, all that income would flow through to individual returns, resulting in much more than $75,000 in income on Christian Wolf's tax return.

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The Girl on the Train picture

Continuity mistake: Blood from Tom's shirt's elbow when he is attacked by Rachel appears and disappears randomly between shots.

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Deepwater Horizon picture

Continuity mistake: When Felicia Williams goes to see Mike at the hotel after the accident, her nails change. During the accident, they are a pink color, but after and in the hotel, they are unpainted. It's unlikely she would have her nails done during and after the accident.

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Matdan97
Snowden picture

Continuity mistake: When Corbin writes FISA on the board, the text changes between shots, note the circle surrounding it.

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Nocturnal Animals picture

Factual error: When Jake Gyllenhaal confronts one of the suspects in the shed and wakes up (several hours later) after being knocked out cold, he moves the dead guy's arm. Normally, bodies stiffen up after being dead for several hours, but when Tony (Jake) moves the other guy's arm, it is not stiff at all.

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Anonymous06095
Inferno picture

Factual error: In Istanbul the caption reads "7:53 PM" but shadows shows it is actually between 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

01:37:50

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Nerve (2016)

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Continuity mistake: When Vee puts the dress on, she comes through the curtains and they close behind her. Camera changes and now the curtains are open.

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A Demon Premium member

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Mine (2016)

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Factual error: Scout Sniper Mike on a desert mission steps on a mine only to realise he has done so before stepping off it. The whole movie is about him standing in the desert with his left foot on the mine (waiting for rescue), and fighting against thirst, sand storms, wild dogs, the enemy and so on. The problem is, there is no mine (maybe never was) where someone has to step off it before it explodes. All mechanisms are configured to explode when someone steps on it.

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Goekhan
Mechanic: Resurrection picture

Continuity mistake: When Jessica Alba arrives on the beach she has a cut on the bottom left side of her lip. The cut appears and disappears. While lying on the beach in her swim suit it's missing but when they both arrive at the club house it's back again.

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Ron Wolfe
The Girl with All the Gifts picture

Factual error: The nearest tube station to Wembley Stadium is Wembley Park or Wembley Central and not Park Royal at all.

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The Siege of Jadotville picture

Factual error: In the beginning of the movie "at the height of cold war" a map of the world is shown with the Eastern and Western Block. Germany is shown as united - in 1961 it was still split between East and West.

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BangOlafson
The 9th Life of Louis Drax picture

Revealing mistake: When the Creature is telling Louis the "Bat Story," the Creature is holding a burning torch in its right hand against a wholly-dark background. It becomes apparent that the shots of the creature are actually Dutch Angle shots (the angle of the camera is rotated about 45°), because the smoke from the torch is not rising straight upwards; rather, the smoke is rising at a 45° angle toward the upper left corner of the screen.

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The Thinning picture

Continuity mistake: When Laina has to take off her clothes to change after she failed, there are no straps, meaning no bra. When she and Blake are changing by the pool, she has a bra on. She never had time to change/find one.

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Better Watch Out picture

Factual error: The boy cuts through the tree lights with metal scissors to free the girl but doesn't get electrocuted.

01:13:30

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