Continuity mistake: Hellboy tosses Dr. Manning through the quickly-closing door to escape the pendulum on the bridge - he barely makes it under. Hellboy then spends thirty seconds dodging the pendulum, but when he dives for the door it's still closing at the same point and speed - just enough for him to pass.
Continuity mistake: When Hellboy is walking at one point, holding his gun up in his left, gloved hand (just after one of the agents has said "This place is like swiss cheese"), watch the frame. It switches suddenly so his right hand (the stone one) is his left, and he's holding the gun in his "right."
Continuity mistake: Hellboy's oversized "Samaritan" revolver is shown to only hold 4 rounds. Yet he fires more than 4 times without stopping to reload during his fight with the first Sammael creature in the museum.
Other mistake: In the scene where we see Professor Bruttenholm talking to Myers about Abe's origins, we see the professor pick up what he specifically describes as "rotten eggs" from an open bowl and place them into a tube. The eggs have been sitting out in the open the whole time, but Myers only reacts to the smell once Broom picks them up.
Revealing mistake: In the scene in the alley behind the museum where Hellboy first encounters Rasputin, Sammael has its tongue wrapped around Hellboy's arm. When Myers enters and shoots at Sammael, look closely at Myers' hands. Not only does the gun fire without him pulling the trigger, but the gun does not even recoil.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Abe Sapien is investigating the cistern for Sammael's eggs, the cord holding the reliquary Hellboy gave him is cut and it falls out of reach. A few shots later, when Abe is frantically swimming away from Sammael, the charm can be seen still attached to his right-hand wrist, following his movements as if still attached to him.
Revealing mistake: When Hellboy is running across the path that's being destroyed by the massive pendulum like hammer, at one point he starts to run and you can see he's floating above the rocks as they fall, most likely due to the harness keeping him from falling.
Continuity mistake: In director's cut dvd edition, toward the end of the movie, when Hellboy hits Kroenen in a head, and says, "You killed my father, your ass is mine," Kroenen's left side of a mask changes from being damaged to intact, than damaged again from different angles.
Continuity mistake: At the end when Hellboy is carrying Liz off the alter she hasn't got a top on. Later after Hellboy kills the behemoth she has got a top on.
Factual error: During the subway fight, Hellboy rips a payphone off the wall, which sparks as he does so. A phone does not have a voltage source that would be high enough to spark.
Continuity mistake: When Hellboy throws the Nazi guy into the spike pit, a bunch of objects also go in as well. In several shots, they disappear or change position.
Continuity mistake: In the Sammael chamber, the room is a big area with barely anything around the centre. Then Liz tells Myers to run and suddenly there's a big rock for him to hide behind.
Continuity mistake: When Hellboy is captive at the end, he doesn't have the Professor's Christian necklace. A few shots later, he suddenly does.