Tenet

Plot hole: The entire last fight scene broke the physics set up by the entire movie. The inverted team should have been inverted after the battle and then shifted back through time to assist in the battle, being picked up by the regular team's choppers. Instead, they all started at the same time and simply appeared to be going backwards.

Continuity mistake: When the Protagonist inverts himself and gets into the Saab - which is the car that overturned in the previous chase scene on the highway - you can see the car's tires resting first on branch lines' tracks, but in the next shot the tracks are gone and the ground is dusty. (01:31:41)

Continuity mistake: The protagonist, Neil and Kat are in the back of the yellow ambulance in the parking garage. Neil checks on Kat, after that he removes plastic gloves from his hands and throws them into the trash right next to him, 2 cuts later he again crumples a pair of plastic gloves. (01:46:15)

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Suggested correction: People doing procedures change gloves all the time. There is nothing suspicious about using 2 pairs of gloves in 3 minutes.

He was already done with the procedure when he removed the first pair of gloves. He was never shown putting on the second pair.

But this scenes are within about 15 seconds of time - so there is no time to put on another pair.

Other mistake: In the theatre/opera scene the whole hall full of people are put into sleep with gas attack. They pass out in seconds. A minute later the compromised agent jumps from the private room to the same hall without any oxygen mask... and is completely fine. (00:02:30 - 00:03:50)

Audio problem: When the Protagonist and Priya are talking whilst walking down a street in Mumbai, just before the scene ends, Priya says "Sator's helping. You have to find out how", but her mouth doesn't move along with the line. (00:50:55)

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Audio problem: When Neil is being guided around the Freeport area, just after he says the documents are vulnerable to water damage from the sprinkler systems, the Freeport worker tells him they don't use sprinkler systems. The worker then says to him "The facility is flooded with halide gas", but in the shot where he is heard saying "halide gas", his lips do not match up with the audio heard coming from his mouth. (00:36:18)

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Continuity mistake: When the protagonist's car overturns, the wide angle shows his mask on. In the immediate close-up it's off, and he is placing it back on his mouth. (01:34:11)

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Continuity mistake: When Kat and the protagonist have dinner, his hands swap between crossed or not depending on the shot. (00:28:32)

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Other mistake: In the end credits, the cast is listed in order of appearance, but the listing of some cast members is inconsistent with how they first appear in the movie. Immediately following the credit for Crosby (Michael Caine), the next few characters listed are Shipley's Representative - Kat - Max - Volkov - Gaunt Russian - Nanny. This does not match up with the movie. After the scene with Crosby, the Protagonist is shown watching Kat outside a school visiting Max, who is with the Nanny. The next scene he goes to Shipley's, where he is greeted by the representative, and in the scene after that, he goes to a restaurant where he meets Volkov and fights the Russian bodyguards. The correct order should be Kat - Max - Nanny - Shipley's Representative - Volkov - Gaunt Russian. (02:26:07)

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Other mistake: When the protagonist is making the exchange via the BMW and tries to slip the Algorithm into the passing car (himself), the window of the car is up, so there's no way he could have thrown it in. (01:19:55 - 01:33:55)

Factual error: When first sucking a bullet from the wall into his gun, he then opens the previously empty magazine to find the bullet. Given he didn't work the slide (forwards or in reverse), the round should not be in the magazine, but in the gun's chamber ready to fire. (00:14:00)

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Continuity mistake: In the highway chase scene where Sator reaches the Protagonist threatening to shoot Kat if he doesn't give him the case with the Plutonium-241, he lowers the window, but when he's watching the inverted car overturned which is going to get up and move backwards, the window is closed. Then when he's going to give the case to Sator, the window is lowered again. (01:19:52)

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Continuity mistake: While Kat is seated on her bed on board of the yacht in her bedroom and then Sator comes in to throw her a pillow, this one bounces on the bed and falls on the floor. After two shots, the pillow is inexplicably on the bed above two other pillows next to Kat. (01:03:48)

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Continuity mistake: When Sator is in the blue room after walking through the turnstile, he picks up Kat, puts her against the window, counts down from three to one and shoots her. Whilst he is counting down, he has his hand on Kat's shoulder. The camera then changes to a different angle where his hand is now on Kat's upper arm, and then moves onto her shoulder. Sator then pulls Kat away from the window with his hand on her upper arm. (01:24:58)

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Visible crew/equipment: After exiting the turnstile, Sator looks through the window separating the two rooms and watches his past self interrogating the Protagonist in the opposite room. In the shot where his past self is shown hitting the Protagonist across the head with his gun (in reverse), the wheels of the camera dolly can be seen reflected in the window to the left of shot. (01:24:45)

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Other mistake: Sator and another man run into the turnstile when the soldiers arrive and exit on the other side. As soon as the two of them enter the opposing room, the other man immediately begins running towards the door on the opposite side of the room, to open it. Whilst he is doing that, Sator begins watching the events that just occurred in the opposite room unfold in reverse, all of which last for about ten seconds. But after those ten seconds, the man is still shown running towards the door. The distance between the turnstile and the door was not very far and it shouldn't have taken that long to run to it. (01:24:28)

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Visible crew/equipment: After going through the turnstile in Oslo, the Protagonist walks up to an ambulance, knocks out the driver and steals it. When he begins to drive off, the shadow of a huge stage light can be seen cast on the side of the ambulance. (01:44:34)

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Continuity mistake: Just after the interrogation has been shown from Sator's perspective, it cuts back to the Protagonist and the other soldiers in the present. There is a shot of a medic looking over Kat, where his left hand is shown placing his gun on the ground. It then cuts to a different angle where his left hand is now placed over Kat's stomach. (01:25:41)

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Continuity mistake: The Protagonist and Priya are walking along a pathway in a park whilst talking about the creator of the algorithm. There are multiple points in this scene where the direction of their head changes between cuts. When the Protagonist says "The past", Priya is looking forwards, but when the shot cuts, she is looking more to the left. Later, Priya says "Nine sets of the most closely guarded materials in the world" and the Protagonist is shown looking at her, but when the shot cuts, he is suddenly looking forwards. She then says "The best hiding place possible" looking at the Protagonist, but is then looking forwards in the next shot. Seconds after that, when she says "Find and assemble the algorithm" she is looking at the Protagonist, but is then shown looking forwards when the shot cuts. After the Protagonist asks why they chose Sator, Priya replies looking at the Protagonist, then looking forwards, then looking slightly to the left, then back to looking forwards in the next shot. (01:47:55)

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Revealing mistake: When the Protagonist and Neil are walking through the Freeport area whilst the plane is being hijacked, just after the worker fills in the numbers on a keypad and opens the door to the vault, he walks through and is followed by Neil. The Protagonist is shown holding a small cup of espresso and briefly looks around before walking in with them. The interior of the cup can be seen when he does this, and there is no liquid inside of it. (00:40:12)

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Fay: All I have for you is a gesture in a combination of a word: Tenet. Use it carefully. It'll open the right doors, but some of the wrong ones, too.
Protagonist: That's all they told you?
Fay: That test you passed. Not everybody does.

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Trivia: The Sator Square dates back to Pompeii and is a square of 5 Latin words making a palindrome: Sator, Arepo, Tenet, Opera, and Rotas. Whichever orientation the square is in the words line up in both directions. Each word features in the film - Kenneth Branagh's character is named Sator, the forger mentioned near the start is Arepo, the title is of course Tenet, the opening sequence takes place in an Opera, and the Ukranian special forces who arrive in that sequence have badges on their arms with "Rotas" on them.

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