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Character error 

At 11:00 PM on the night of the Millenium Heist, Gin says they will now gain one tenth of a second every minute until midnight to gain the extra ten seconds the heist requires. However, 60 minutes' worth of gains will only yield them six extra seconds.
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When stealing the mask, Mac says there are "75 seconds" until the guard shows up. That time has long since passed as he says "35 seconds". That 35 seconds also passes LONG before the guard opens the door and sees the "Monkey". Apparently Mac can't read a second hand. Additionally, for Gin to place the monkey and escape that quickly without setting off the alarm is impossible, she would have had to complete her exit before the guard turned off the alarm and opened the door, to avoid being seen by him.
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Catherine is wearing her wedding rings in one short scene when practicing with the red strings.
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When Virginia is explaining to her boss the break-in to steal the Rembrandt painting, she quotes Mao Zedong (or Chairman Mao) as saying, "Let a thousand flowers bloom." The actual quote from Mao was to "let a hundred flowers bloom" referring to the Hundred Flowers Movement which preceded the Cultural Revolution in China.
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Continuity 

When Gin is stealing the mask, she carefully raises her leg to avoid a laser, and then moves both arms right through the same beam.
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After Gin loses her mini-parachute she can be seen wearing it when standing on the bridge between the towers before Mac has given her his parachute.
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When navigating through the red strings with a blindfold, Virginia gently nudges a string with her leg and it shakes, but she is said to have passed the test afterwards.
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After a brief car chase Mac pulls up to the curb and we see the car is heavily damaged on all sides; the damage is much more extensive than this chase caused. On the DVD there is a deleted scene of a much longer car chase that explains this discrepancy.
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Gin and MacDougal go down to the 50th floor of the ICB office building, but the security camera feed watching them says they're on 90.
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Gin's shoes in the final running/climbing sequence around the bridge and the building repeatedly change from very high heels to flats.
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When Mack and Gin are robbing the bank in Malaysia and she puts on the goggles, the next closeup shot is not of her face. There are wrinkles on the forehead, and the eyebrows are drastically different from hers in the next shot.
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While Gin is doing gymnastics on the ceiling beam in Mac's castle, there are three mailing tubes on the chair as Mac walks in. Without being touched, they change position after she jumps down, sits at the table and lowers her head.
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When Mac and Gin arrive to steal the mask, the approach in a small boat wearing wet suits and enter the water wearing scuba gear. After the theft, Mac is waiting for Gin in the boat who surfaces in her wet suit but wearing no scuba gear. No scuba gear can be seen on Mac or in the boat.
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The position of the sheet covering Gin in Malaysia.
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When Hector Cruze and Chiel Inspector Yeng San enter the security room (where three guys are seen standing in front of computers), one of the men is wearing a blue party hat. The doors are then seen opening and that same man is seen taking off a green party hat.
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When Virginia enters Haas shop she is wearing a red shawl, which disappears during the car chase.
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After the car chase, there is no tear in the Jag's top where one of the bad guys had cut it at the beginning of the scene.
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When Mac and Gin are standing on the top of the castle's tower it sometimes has a very low parapet (e. g. when Mac approaches Gin from behind or when he throws off the glass), sometimes it has a high embrasure ("I never come up here without dropping something off"); the position of Mac and Gin to each other changes likewise. In the first aerial shot from the helicopter, the castle doesn't seem to have a tower at all.
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Errors in geography 

The Petronas Towers in Malaysia are not located immediately beside slums. The scenes involving the hideout in Malaysia were filmed in actual slums, and the towers were added into the film later. The Malaysian government complained about this as they felt it misrepresented their rich/poor divide.
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Kuala Lumpur is not in the Southern Hemisphere - it is actually a little over three degrees north of the equator. Being that close to the equator, it is always "summer", and the days and nights are very close to equal length all year 'round.
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Factual errors 

When it's midnight in Malaysia (in December/January), it's only 11am in New York. The machine there should have been set to trigger at 10am. (Or 9:20, to get the extra four seconds noted elsewhere.)
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Infrared lasers are not visible through thermal imaging
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At the training Robert MacDougal says that 5db is to loud for the explosions. But 5db is about the same as a person breathing. They talk louder then that when they are counting.
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PIR detectors cannot be "blinded" with visible range laser (the sensor element detects IR, not visible range), and even if they tried to use IR laser they would only set off an alarm.
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Gin tells Hector that for stealing the mask Mac will get 20 years to life for grand larceny, the crime takes place in the UK where such a crime would be non-dwelling burglary and subject to a maximum sentence of 10 years.
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The security guards at Bedford Palace are equipped with "nightsticks" which are regarded as being offensive weapons and therefore illegal for them to carry in the UK.
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The tour guide at the Petronas Towers says they are 700 feet in the air when they are on the bridge. Malaysia is on the metric system so he most likely would have given the height in meters.
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Catherine Zeta Jones character has a gun with her in London. This was given to her in New York. She would not have been able to get the gun into London without severe risk of getting caught.
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In film, the banks go off line at midnight local time. Sydney goes off line an entire day before Kuala Lumpur. In reality, Sydney is only 3 hours ahead of Kuala Lumpur. Both banks should have gone off line within 3 hours of each other
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Miscellaneous 

When we first see our heroes' watches being synchronized, they actually are off by one second.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

In the train scene, Hector points his gun at Gin with his finger all the way inside the trigger guard, but behind the trigger, a position from which it would be impossible to fire. He has no intention of firing, and in fact would want to take no chance.
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When Gin waits for Mac at Pudu Station at 6:30 AM it should be still dark (or at least dawn) outside. Malaysia, being in the southern hemisphere, actually has longer days around the New Years' celebration due to the fact that it would be summer there while winter in the US. Given that, it's perfectly reasonable that it could be daylight by 6:30 am.
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When stealing the mask it takes Gin about two minutes to pass through the laser grid. When she takes the mask, Mac tells her there are about 30 seconds left before the guard reaches the room. When the guard finally reaches the door Gin has already vanished, but the laser grid is still active. Given that, it becomes easy to explain that, in getting to the mask, she would have been slow and careful, but not necessarily so when she retrieved it. Also, with the practice undertaken, it would make sense that, in real time, it would probably take her about 30 seconds or so to get through it, and just appeared to be longer to increase the dramatic tension.
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When Gin is stealing the mask, she uses powder to reveal on last laser beam that Mac can't she because she is blocking it. However, if she had actually blown on her powder hard enough to get enough powder off to see the beam, she would have set off the alarms. This would be the case if it would have been normal foundation, however there is no consensus to the fact as it could have been a much lighter, and, therefore, not as likely to set off the alarms powder.
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Plot holes 

Gin tells Mac that the heist is to be pulled "tomorrow night," yet the day they conduct the heist is one day after that.
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Gin uses chewed gum to neutralize the pressure switch while stealing the mask. This would leave her DNA behind. Some would argue that she was setting up Mac and would not care, but she was unaware that Mac knew who she was at that time. Her leaving DNA would mark her as careless and tip him off.
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