Corrected entry: In the scene where Llewelyn goes back to the site of the drug deal to give the man the jug of water, it is pitch black out when the Mexican gangsters first begin chasing him in the truck. By the time he jumps into the river to get away from the dog, it is fully light out.
Corrected entry: At the start of the movie, Sheriff Tom Bell talks about how when he became a sheriff his father was still a sheriff, and both were sheriffs at the same time. However, at the end Bell is describing a dream with his father in it, and states that his father was 20 years younger than he is now when the father died, so his father is the younger man in the dream. If the father died 20 years younger than Bell is now, he could not have still been alive and a sheriff when Bell became a sheriff. (00:00:55 - 01:55:05)
Corrected entry: By the time the action reaches El Paso, Anton Chigurh has killed 11 people (deputy, 1st motorist, 2 drug dealers in desert, hotel desk clerk, 3 Mexicans in hotel, pickup truck driver, chicken truck driver, Carson Wells) including a sheriff's deputy. There were also several additional murders in the desert in the beginning. Yet there is no massive manhunt, just old Sheriff Tom Bell alone hunting for him. There should have been a major police presence hunting him.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Lewelly gives his fiance a lift to the bus, the interior of the bus looks totally 1990s. Especially telling: the seat fabric and design wasn't used until the early 1990s.
Corrected entry: Colonel offers Chigur money from an ATM. Pretty sure that wasn't an option in 1980.
Corrected entry: If Anton Chigurgh is such an "ultimate bad ass," then why would he allow himself to be placed in handcuffs at the beginning of the film? I only saw one officer on scene with Anton. If there were several officers, then it would make better sense. But one officer in the middle of nowhere with the "ultimate bad ass," Anton, doesn't make sense.
Corrected entry: The first motel where Josh Brolin hides out advertises "Free HBO" on its sign (I believe it was best shown in the scene where Brolin is in the cab and chooses to drive by). While HBO may have existed as a company in 1980, it was not widely used or known at the time (let alone available and affordable to a cheap motel in rural Texas).
Corrected entry: Chigurh sucks up a small amount of fluid in the syringe, but injects a full syringe when patching himself up in a hotel.
Corrected entry: After lewelen is in the hospital, he crosses the border and goes to buy some clothes. How does he pay for the clothes? He is wearing his hospital gown (not the pants he put some of the stolen money in the pockets of). He does not have the bag with him either, so he could not have had any money with him. It is highly unlikely that he got his pants from the hospital before he left, because he would have just gotten the clothes, too. Even if he wanted to buy some clothes that were not bloody, he would have worn the bloody clothes to the store. It is also unlikely that he pre-paid for another set of clothes when he went to the store the first time, as he had no way of knowing he would need another set of clothes.
Corrected entry: Josh Brolin searches through the case of money and finds the homing device and sets it on the night stand. He then hears the approaching Chigurh. He gets his gun and sets himself on the bed facing the door. He is not shown closing the case nor does he have time to fold the tops together, thread the handle through, and snap the left and right locks. But, when he makes a quick escape out the back window, the money case is securely closed. Most of this scene the camera is on Brolin. Occasionally we see the door. We do not see Brolin close and lock the case nor do we hear the snaps of the case being locked.
Corrected entry: The playbill of the movie shows Josh Brolin escaping from the Mexican killers with his rifle and the case with the money. This never happens in the movie. When we see him both with money and rifle, he's simply returning to his car; when he's running from the killers he's got neither his rifle nor the case.
Corrected entry: In the first motel room when Llewelyn pushes the case into the air vent, he forces it to the left at the junction so that the handle of the case is not visible. Later, when he retreives it from the room behind, it is on the right-hand side, from his perspective, with the handle visible. The way he originally positioned it in the vent, it should have been on the left side when viewed from the second room.
Corrected entry: When Chigurh pulls the driver over at the beginning of the film and murders him with the cattlegun, a mist of blood emerges at the back of the man's head, presumably from the exit wound. However, Sheriff Bell later states that there was no exit wound.
Corrected entry: Though the film is set in 1980, a number of the period vehicles are of a much later vintage.
Corrected entry: Moss loses his boots during his escape in the desert; he rips his shirt up and wraps them around his feet. But when he gets back home that night and his wife finds him under the trailer, he is wearing boots again.
Corrected entry: In the scene in which the psychopath enters the residence, he bends down to pick up the mail on the floor (as if it had been dropped in through a mail slot in the door). But when he swings the door shut, there is no mail slot on the door so the mail would have no reason to be on the floor.