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Anachronisms 

The film takes place in or around 2002, at that time the Wembley Stadium was in an early state of construction and would not have looked like it did.
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At Charing Cross station, during Don and Scarlet's showdown, a Jubilee Line train is on the platform. The Jubilee Line hasn't stopped at Charing Cross since 1999.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Many times, the actual sounds of the Aerospatiale Gazelle are replaced by a more familiar helicopter sound, although in a few places, you do hear the Gazelle's distinctive high rotor speed and squealing from the Fenestron tail rotor.
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(at around 56 mins) Doyle fires his gun three times to kill four infected men. However, at the third shot, two of them fall, but since they weren't lined, it would be impossible to kill both men with only one shot.
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Character error 

In the surgery scenes, people are only wearing surgical masks. The virus is transferred via blood and body fluids, so everyone in quarantine should have worn goggles, especially the doctor.
General Stone says that the Infection does not "cross species." However, the original outbreak began when humans came in contact with infected chimps. This is most likely caused by a confusion between Order and Species. The Rage virus can infect all species within the primate order, but it cannot infect any other order (aquatic life forms for example).
Scarlett wears her hair in a ponytail while in uniform. The US Army requires females in uniform to wear their hair above their collar.
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Continuity 

Right after the virus breaks out again and the medical officer grabs the two kids from isolation she is trying to get them out of the building when a soldier stops them. The soldier keeps calling her "sir" when in fact female officers in the US armed forces are addressed as "ma'am" by those of lesser rank, not "sir".
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When the girl is in the pizza shop, a window above the Greek restaurant is alternately open and shut in different shots.
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When the survivors are driving to escape the toxic gas, the windshield is covered in blood, which disappears in the next shot, then reappears.
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While trying to escape with the survivors, Scarlett is shot on the inside-front of her left leg, which she bandages up. Later in the abandoned fairground/park she re-bandages her wound and it has moved to the outside-front of the leg.
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Flynn's helicopter changes multiple times. He falls asleep in an Aerospatiale Gazelle. When he attempts to rescue Doyle, he is flying an Aerospatiale A-Star. When he lands in the stadium to rescue Doyle and the children, he is once again flying an Aerospatiale Gazelle.
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When Scarlet shoots the guard infected by Don, blood splatters over the window, covering the area where his hands are. In the close up to his hands, most of the blood is gone, except for a few drips.
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(12:53-13:54) A plane is shown landing at London City Airport. Many of the buildings and equipment seen are unique to London Stansted Airport.
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(at around 30 mins) There is a group of infected people attacking a car with people inside, (at around 37 mins) there is a shot of the car with no people around it. Despite the smoke, there were infected people ahead of the car, and we should see them.
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The logos on top of the HSBC and Citigroup buildings vary from nonexistent to clearly visible.
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Crew or equipment visible 

During the firebombing, a burning infected is attacking a human. A cameraman and a crew member are visible as the camera turns away.
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(at around 55 mins) When the two children are riding the motorbike on Tower Bridge, just as you see Andy's face, there is a cameraman standing on the pavement.
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When Flynn is hovering next to Doyle, you can clearly see the stunt pilot, wearing a black balaclava, glasses, and a radio headset.
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Errors in geography 

When the aircraft with repatriated people approaches London, it is headed to Runway 09 at London City Airport. When the passengers get off the aircraft, they are at Stansted Airport, in the terminal buildings.
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The route the survivors took around London, and the distances involved, would not be possible in the time frame as shown in the film.
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The DLR train carrying the settlers from the airport has "Greenwich" on the front. Greenwich is across the river from Isle of Dogs, so it wouldn't have been quarantined.
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Flynn's helicopter is a British Gazelle. The US force could have taken control of it after arriving, but considering the state of the country, and the fact that the US uses their own equipment when possible, it's not likely.
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Factual errors 

When Andy is jumping on the trampoline, the grass is trimmed. After 6 months of neglect, the grass would be overgrown, and the trampoline covered in debris.
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After repeated attempts to start the car using the starter, Doyle decides to push-start the car to help Andy, Scarlet and Tammy escape the gas. Push-starting only works when the battery doesn't have enough power to activate the starter. Since the starter was working, push-starting would be useless.
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When Andy & Tam escape to re-visit their old home, they are shown crossing Tower Bridge, which as they have started their journey from the Isle of Dogs, means they are travelling South across the river, but the next shot shows them passing the 'London Gherkin', which is built on the former site of the Baltic Exchange, St Mary Axe, in the City of London, on the North Bank.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the children are riding the motorbike through the cemetery, fresh flowers are on one of the graves. Since the cemetery is outside the quarantine zone, there should be no-one around to visit the deceased.
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About halfway into the movie, the "infected" charge frantically down the dark tunnel. When they reach the stairs, they all slow down, take small steps, and grab the side rails to avoid falling.
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Just after the helicopter lifts off from Wembley Stadium, in the shot following the white-out transition, traffic can be seen moving in the roads in the bottom-right of the shot.
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On Doyle's M4 he has an EOTech and a PVS-14 NVG night vision scope. Whenever it shows him looking down the sight he has the standard cross hair, when in fact the EOTech would be a red ring with a dot in the middle.
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When Don is running across the field from the farmhouse to the boat jetty, you can see fresh tire marks in the grass from earlier takes.
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SPOILER:(at around 1h 16 mins) When the helicopter is chopping the people to bits, just after Sam falls from the chopper, a soldier with his right arm and most of his torso blown away is seen casually walking away from the camera for about four seconds.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Factual errors 

At the end, when the helicopter approaches the cliffs of Dover, all the fields have short, neat grass. After 6 months without mowing, they should be wildly overgrown.
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Revealing mistakes 

After code red is called, aircraft come in to firebomb Canary Wharf. They lay down carpets of fire in the streets, but the light from the flames is not reflected in the huge number of windows in the buildings which line these streets.
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Revealing mistakes 

Infected Don kills Scarlett by beating her with the M4, swinging it like a baseball bat. Viewed through the scope, it looks like he is jabbing her with the muzzle of the gun.
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