Continuity mistake: When Balian is talking with Tiberius after denying the King's proposal, watch Balian's clothing. His chain mail is visible on both sides of his shoulders in one shot; we cut to Tiberius for one line (I believe it was, "Jerusalem has no need for a perfect knight") and when we cut back to Balian, his cloak is now covering the chain mail completely.
Factual error: It is mentioned that Saladin has crossed the Jordan River and is on his way to Jerusalem. Balian then rides to Kerak to defend the city. But Kerak is situated East of the Jordan River and South of where it runs into the Dead Sea, so Saladin would reach Kerak long before he crossed the Jordan River.
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Other mistake: When Balian talks to God on the hill where Jesus died, after he says his line, the next shot is him sitting down overlooking the empty valley below. A white light travels from right to left going 45-50 mph. Nothing back then could go that fast, and even if anything could, a torch is yellow and red, and even if it could be white, no rider can ride that fast with a white-light torch and keep it from going out - leaving us to assume it's a car.
Revealing mistake: Director's Cut Only: After Godfrey's party has been attacked in the woods, a surviving noble is executed by the sergeant. We see his axe strike from behind, then the shot cuts to show the face of the noble as the sergeant pulls the axe out and off-camera. As the noble slumps forwards, the axe reappears in frame from below and it can be seen that the axe has no forward point, allowing it to be placed against the head of the actor playing the noble as if embedded.
Continuity mistake: Just before the end of the movie in a scene where Balian and Sibylla ride on horses, they briefly stop next to a concrete cross and we can see village/houses in the far background (middle of the screen). In the next scene we can see all these houses being removed/replaced with woods.
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