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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

In many fight scenes, especially those involving the Landlady, the combatants talk and fight at the same time in close-ups. In the wide shots, their mouths aren't moving.
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After Sing breaks the table leg over Beast's head, Sing tosses the leg on the floor as Beast approaches him. The rest of the table leg makes no sound as it hits the ground.
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Character error 

When Rabbit-Tooth Jane sits down in front of her mirror to do her make-up, she's already wearing lipstick.

Continuity 

As the leader of the Crocodile Gang leaves the police station, his hat changes from a straw cowboy hat to a shapeless fabric hat, then back to a cowboy hat by the time he gets downstairs.
When Tailor's rings are broken he falls backwards, the pieces fall to the ground all around him. When he gets up in the next shot, no pieces are on the ground.
When the Beast and Sing are fighting, one Axe Gang member crawls near a rusty barrel in the background. In the next shot, as Beast and Sing pass the same barrel, the gang member vanishes.
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After Brother Sum has covered the mother and child in fuel, the mother's hair drapes down her face and covers her forehead. In the next shot, when Coolie catches the lighter, her hair is combed back out of her face.
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When the Beast and Sing first start to fight, Sing punches the Beast, who goes through the railing facing away from Sing. In the very next shot, when Sing kicks the Beast, he is facing Sing.
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When Sing fights the gang at the end, before he begins to fight the Beast, he stands on a balcony and throws two bad guys away from him. They land against the wall of the balcony. In the next shot, they crash through the wall and out of the balcony.
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After the final fight, when Beast is looking up to Sing, he faces the sun. In the next shot, the sun is on Beast's right.
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When the Landlord comes into Tailor's shop at the beginning of the movie, Jane is holding some pink material. When she runs out in the next shot, the pink material has vanished.
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When Brother Sum is about set the children on fire, he throws the lighter and it falls near his feet. In the next shot, it flies dramatically through the air above the children's heads.
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At one point when Donut is fighting the Harpists, he holds two spears in his hand. When they are broken, Donut drops them and jumps up. The spears disappear into after he drops them.
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When the tailor throws the concrete wheel at the two blind players, one player flips the instrument so that the strings are facing down. When the camera angle changes, the strings are up again.
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When Sing is sitting on the curb after splitting up with his sidekick, his jacket is on the ground beside him. Two guys grab him and take him to the Axe Gang's HQ. He enters wearing the jacket, which had been left behind.
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During the first fight with the Beast, the Landlord wraps his hand around the Beast's forearm and turns it sideways. In the next shot, the Landlord makes the same move again, this time on the Beast's hand.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Just before the final fight, where Sing is standing on the platform on the stairs and the camera rotates around Sing, a crew member's head is visible in a corner of the platform.
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In the first big fight with Axe's gang, the camera is reflected in the car's open trunk.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Sing is running away from Landlady, and about to hit a truck, he moves to the left and another truck is there. After he runs underneath the truck and Landlady jumps over it, the other truck disappears.
When Coolie takes on the Axe Gang alone, before the tailor joins in, an Axe Gang member takes a perfect unblocked swing at Coolie's back, realizes that Coolie can't block it, and runs away.
After the final fight, the camera looks at Beast from the front during a conversation, and his hair is visible. When the camera switches to the rear before he is punched, his the hair is gone, and the man is clearly a stunt double.
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