Corrected entry: Once Benedict realises that the footage of his vault being robbed was a tape, a scene starts which shows the thieves, disguised as the SWAT team, descending the elevator shaft. When they pull open the elevator shaft doors, a random black man is seen standing on the right along with them. He is not part of Ocean's 11, and seconds before this scene both black men (Basher and Frank) were up in the hotel room.
Corrected entry: In the scene when Clooney and Damon are rappelling down the shaft on steel cables, the come up short of the floor. They pull knives and swipe the cables. No knife would be able to cut a steel cable with one swipe.
Corrected entry: When Danny tries to trigger the vault door, it turns out that the trigger device doesn't have any batteries in it. Linus mocks Danny with the "you lose focus in this game for one second" line. However, since Linus had no idea that Danny was even going to the vault after he got red-flagged in the casino's system then didn't it have to be Linus that forgot to put the batteries in, not Danny? Because there would really be no point in bringing down two trigger devices and Linus would certainly not go to the vault by himself to trigger the vault door without having a means to open it.EricWenger
Corrected entry: When Rusty frees Basher, there's a weird difference between shots. In the shot of them just as they start walking away from the car they were leaning against, they're by the bonnet and turning right slightly, so they should pass in front of the car. Then the angle changes, and they're now at the rear of a police car walking perpendicular to it. Not a different car, as it blows up shortly afterwards.
Corrected entry: The 160-million dollars that the heist group carries out of the vault in several duffle bags would actually weigh about 6400 pounds and take up the better part of 2 cargo vans. A quick calculation: a stack of 200 $100 bills is $20000 (they can't have used $1,000 bills - while legal tender, they're steadily being removed from circulation, so there wouldn't be enough). Roughly 100 of these stacks would fit in a milk crate sized container, so we are up to $2,000,000. $160 million would require 80 of these crates. Figuring 80 pound per crate, that is 6400 pounds.
Corrected entry: Wouldn't Benedict or any of the security staff recognise the same people (the team as different characters) going around the casino all the time, e.g. the Utah twins as the balloon man and the guy he is arguing with, and at another point, the two of them as Mr. Zerga's bodyguards?
Corrected entry: After Danny and Linus attempt to blow the vault door and discover the remote's batteries are dead, Linus makes the comment of, "You lose focus for one minute in this game and someone gets hurt." Danny responds by saying, "I don't hear Yen complaining." Danny's comment only makes sense if he already knows that, had the remote's batteries worked properly, Yen would have been hurt or killed in the explosion since his bandage was snagged and he couldn't get away from the vault door. He couldn't possibly know Yen's hand was stuck when he made that comment - if he did he never would have attempted to blow the door in the first place.Mobrien316
Corrected entry: When they show Frank making the "move to a warmer climate," he's in a taxi, smiling, and then you see "Welcome to Las Vegas" signs off the freeway. If I'm not mistaken, those signs are on the freeway coming from LA. And even if they are from a different direction, the LV airport is in Las Vegas, so unless he took a taxi all the way from New Jersey, there's no reason he should have been 'entering' the city.
Corrected entry: When George and Matt are in the lift and they drop the glow sticks not all of them light up but when they fall to the bottom of the lift they are fully alight.
Corrected entry: After the lights come back on from the "pinch" everyone in the casino was trying to grab chips and money and a number of people were just running around, but when Rusty is walking through the casino talking on his cell phone to Tess and Benedict everything around him seems to be normal. No one is running around and people are still playing at the tables and slot machines.
Corrected entry: When Yen's bandage is trapped by the explosive device, he tears it out. When he does this, you can see pieces of the bandage, which would fall to ground and surely trigger the floor sensors and the alarms.
Corrected entry: The car dealer salesman has two pens in his coat pocket, then one, then two, and then back to one.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Benedict's men surround the van, you see two tyres been shot out, and three others from a different angle. This means that there are five tyres being blown...
Corrected entry: Rusty hands Basher a device to rig up to create an explosion and diversion. As the police car begins to smoke, a voice can be heard that yells out "everybody down". It is in fact the voice of Matt Daemon. Later, when the SWAT team is in the elevator and they cut the power, there is another explosion (that of the robbers blowing the safe) and again you hear the same cry out, "everybody down". Again, it is Daemon.
Corrected entry: When Benedict talks to Rusty on the phone, his security manager tells him that the S.W.A.T. team arrives 10 seconds before Rusty says his last words to Benedict and leaves his phone in the casino. But Rusty is joining the others as part of their fake S.W.A.T. team and we see them entering the vault a minute after. He would not have the time to change from suit (we saw him wearing suit when Tess found him in the casino) to a S.W.A.T. outfit in that time. Even if he went out of the casino the last time we saw him and changed clothes whilst still talking to Benedict, there was only 30 seconds until the arrival of the S.W.A.T. team.
Corrected entry: When Brad Pitt and George Clooney leave the room where they looked up the blueprints and go down to wait for the elevator, Brad Pitt is missing his jacket and his tie, which were definitely there when he was playing cards. If the two of them didn't have anything else to do nor anywhere else to go, then where would he leave them?
Corrected entry: In the scene where we first meet Linus, you can see he is holding his pen up to his mouth in the wide shot and then it is placed in his mouth and has moved 90 degrees to be straight along his face.
Corrected entry: When Mr Zerga's case is being brought into the vault, it is seen placed on top of Yens box, and then seen, at the control room, on the screen. When Benedict is looking at the screen while talking to Rusty on the cellophane, there is no black case on top of the boxes. How come had no one of the security man noticed that the case (probably at the fake vault) is missing, after specifically following it before Zerga's "death"?
Corrected entry: Brad Pitt tells George Clooney that he can't be part of the operation. Why doesn't Matt Damon get curious about having two complete sets of cable equipment to go down the elevator laser beam shaft? He thought George Clooney was originally doing it solo, replaced by him, so would only expect one set.
Corrected entry: In the scene where we see Linus (posing as NGC) with Terry; Linus states that he has left his pager behind. Terry then asks if Linus knows his way out before leaving him. As we can see in this scene and previously with Livingston, a security card is required to leave this area. Linus would not have a security card and would certainly not be left alone in this area as he would not be able to pass through the doors to exit.
Corrected entry: Two vans are being purchased at the used car dealership. When Basher blows the "pinch," the explosion blows the roof off a white van. Later, a white van is shown rigged for remote control (with a perfectly intact roof). Finally, at the end, viewers are clued in that the SWAT van is theirs as well. That makes three vans, not two.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the money cart with Yen in it is parked in the vault, the briefcase used is placed on top of the cart Yen is in. The handle used to push the cart is toward the vault door. When Yen is attempting to get out of the cart, the briefcase starts to slip. However, it would be slipping toward the side that has the handle, so the briefase should have been stopped by the handle. Yen is shown grabbing the briefcase just before it slips off the cart, but from the camera angle, the handle is not there as it should be stopping the case from slipping off.
Corrected entry: After the lights turn back on the motion detectors turn on as well. If that is so then the motion detectors inside the vault would be active as well. Those would go off when the vault door explodes due to all the debris being scattered about.
Corrected entry: When the white van is at the airport getting its tires shot out we can see that there is water coming out of the exhaust. Water only comes out of the exhaust the first couple of minutes after a completely cold car is started due to the condensation. Warm cars do not have water coming out of the exhaust, and since the van was driven all the way to the casino and then to the airport there shouldn't be any water.
Corrected entry: An electromagnetic pulse fries any electrical circuits that are in the blast radius, which means that electricity would not come back on at all; the bomb would not just shut it off then back on.
Corrected entry: In the scene when the "swat team" have been sent in to stop the thieves with the money in the vault, they ask for the power to be cut. When this happens the lights go out, and the security monitor screens go black. But the "No Signal" message also appears on the screen. Meaning either the input to the monitors have been pulled out, or the cameras have been turned off. Security cameras would not be running on the same power as the lights in the area near a vault, and even if they were, the "No Signal" message still wouldn't appear as they would be connected to a computer.
Corrected entry: Shortly after the vault has been successfully robbed, George Clooney is beaten-up by Bruiser in a small room with two guards outside. Andy Garcia enters and George Clooney's face is badly bloodied and bruised. A few moments later they are talking to each other in the corridor outside and George's face has made a near total recovery. A few moments later still, George Clooney meets up with Julia Roberts at the entrance to the casino and his face has completed its miraculous healing.
Corrected entry: When Yen is in the vault he uses the fake jewels (that Basher made) with another device to blow the door.Why doesn't he just bring the jewel device in the trolley with him like the other (silver) device? It would have much less risk because they knew that Benedict would check the case and possibly the jewels too.
Corrected entry: After discovering the thieves in his vault, Terry Bennedict (Garcia) turns to Mr. Walsh and whispers "Make the call" [to the police.] Near the end of the movie, when a flashback is shown of the same scene, Bennedict says "Make the call" in a much louder voice and Mr. Walsh brings the phone to his ear much more quickly than before.
Corrected entry: When Benedict finds out that Frank Catten has a criminal record, he has him escorted out of the hotel and tells him never to step foot in any of my casino's again. Later, Frank was able to walk into the Bellagio and into the hotel room. As ruthless and devious Benedict is, wouldn't it make sense to inform security about him to make sure he does not enter the casino?
Corrected entry: When George Clooney and Matt Damon first meet, George slides a ticket along the table, which Matt Damon subtly takes, leaving Mr. Clooney quite impressed. But before Matt takes it, George Clooney looks towards the bar, waves his hand, and is then amazed when the ticket's gone. Matt Damon had about 3 seconds to take it - anyone could grab it in that time.Jon Sandys
Corrected entry: If the thieves are surprised/concerned when the security guard places the briefcase on top of the cart where their accomplice is hiding, why does the recording they made have the brief case in exactly the same place?
Corrected entry: During the "pinch" Cloony and Damon crack chemical light sticks to illuminate the elevator shaft. When this is done, the sticks are bent and only one side of the sticks are illuminated. However, in the next shot of the sticks hitting the ground, the sticks are straight and fully illuminated.Adam Feller
Corrected entry: When the two brothers get out of the elevator, we see the clothes on the elevator floor. Wouldn't the cameras see them change in the elevator?
Corrected entry: In both the scenes where the robbers and the SWAT team absail down the elevator shaft, there is no elevator, as this would obviously prevent them from reaching the vault in the first place.
Corrected entry: Basher sets off a pinch to short circuit the entire Las Vegas Strip. This is a destination many thousands of seniors come to each year. Wouldn't it stand to reason that some of these senior citizens would have pacemakers that would falter in the wake of the pinch?
Corrected entry: In the scene when Matt Damon is at the bar in Chicago talking to George Clooney, Matt Damon takes off his eye glasses and puts them down on the table. The next shot George Clooney is asking for another drink with the plane ticket on the table. When you see the table, Matt Damon's glasses are not there, but when Matt Damon is holding the plane ticket in his hand the glasses are on the table.
Corrected entry: On the tape of the stage robbery, we clearly see three men in the vault, Yen, Linus and Danny. But up until Danny was "burned" there were only going to be two people in the vault - Yen and Danny. Linus was a last minute replacement for Danny (albeit pretend, we later find out). Regardless, there were only ever meant to be two people in the vault, as far as Linus knew, at least - he would have been a bit suspicious while filming the fake robbery with three people there.
Corrected entry: To get into the vault, they need the amazing Yen to pull fancy acrobatics because of the eleborate alarm system, including lasers covering the floor. For some reason, exploding the doors does not set off the alarm. If they could kill the alarm, why didn't Yen just walk across the room?
Corrected entry: When George Clooney and Matt Damon are going down the elevator shaft, the laserbeams are turned off for a short amount of time. Both of their ropes are short and they have to cut them. Right when they drop from the ropes the laserbeams are turned back on. Wouldn't the ropes left dangling set off the alarms?
Corrected entry: Why go to the all the trouble of getting the briefcase into the vault when they are also sneaking in the Chinese acrobat (in a very large container)? Why not put the explosives in with him?
Corrected entry: When the pinch is activated and all the power is cut off in Las Vegas, how does George Clooney and Matt Damon use their pulley system to go down the elevator if the pulley system is also equipped with electronics, because you can obviously see the red lights turn on when the pulley is attached to the wall (electromagnets, presumably). So the pulley system shouldn't work, just like all the electronic equipment.