Continuity mistake: In the beginning where Bob and Donnie are watching over the road waiting for the returning troops, the bolt of the M40 rifle Bob has at the ready is closed. In the shot right after Donnie pulls out the picture of Sara, the bolt is shown open, but appears not to be fully open. In the next shot of the rifle, the bolt is again closed. We do not hear the bolt, nor would a sniper at the ready fumble with an arm at the ready.
Continuity mistake: Close to the end the movie, when the helicopter Danny Glover is in is approaching, we see a reflection in its high gloss paint: mountains, snow, rocks. When it lands, the paint is matte blue, no reflection. We would have seen the camera crew easily if it had still been glossy.
Continuity mistake: In the very beginning of the film when Swagger takes out the enemy's truck approaching friendly troops, the truck flips over onto its side and two pieces of the truck spill out onto the road, yet when the friendly troops approach/pass it the objects are nowhere to be seen.
Continuity mistake: Approximately 3 minutes into the film, the scene cuts from Bobby Lee Swagger and his scouter to the U.S. Camp in Ethiopia, you can see a truck pulling into the camp, if you watch closely from the beginning of this scene to the following overhead shot, there are a few changes, the U.S. flag on top of the camouflaged tent disappears, there are twice as many red barrels at the entrance to the camp than in the previous shot.
Continuity mistake: When Swagger is in the stolen FBI car at the assumed end of the car wash, we hear the wheels "peeling out" and the scene shows the back of the car, wet. Then, the scene quickly changes to the FBI car speeding out of the car wash completely dry with just a little water on the windows.
Continuity mistake: When Swagger kills the senator, he uses the last bullet in the magazine, this is seen by the gun slide being locked back. If there had been more bullets it would have reloaded and gone back to the original position. However a millisecond later, in the next clip the gun has been reloaded.
Continuity mistake: The scene where Sarah is changing Bob Lee Swagger’s wound dressing. As she removes the old dressing her hair is half pulled back and very sleek/straight looking. Cut to Swagger as you hear her rip the tape. In the next shot she is applying the tape to the gauze and her hair is now completely down and very wavy.
Continuity mistake: In the scene on the mountain top, Sarah picks up the senator's Beretta and shoots the wounded FBI agent. She fires 4 shots and then you see the slide lock back. When the angle changes the Beretta's slide is closed. Even if she closed it in the half second the gun is not visible, that would have been audible.
Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the film when Swagger and Donnie begin fighting insurgents, Donnie spots an enemy officer in a yellow jacket with a radio behind a red truck and Swagger shoots him down. Shortly afterwards we see this same commander alive, exiting the red truck and taking cover.