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Anachronisms 

The film takes place in 2012. At the beginning of the film, Heather Miller is shown to have been a baby in 1973. This would make Heather at least 39 years old. However her character is obviously much younger than that (her actress Alexandra Daddario was only 26 years old at the time of filming).
During the opening standoff, a Dodge Diplomat squad car is visible. Diplomats were produced from the 1980s into the early-'90s.
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The characters of Sheriff Hooper and Burt Hartmann were present during the 1974 massacre of the Sawyer family where Heather was adopted. 39 years later and these characters don't appear to have aged ever since.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

During all scenes of the VW camper van driving around on the grounds of the house there is tyre squeal this would indicate rubber on tarmac/concrete although all the drive consists of is dry dirt track which would make no noise at all.
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Character error 

Nikki greets Leatherface with "Welcome to Texas Motherfucker". She is greeting someone who has lived in Texas all his life while she is only visiting.
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In the Sawyer family police files that Heather goes through at the station, they state that Drayton Sawyer is the father of Loretta, Heather's mother, making him Heather's grandfather and making his son Leatherface her uncle, not her cousin, as he is repeatedly called in the movie.
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Drayton Saywer is repeatedly referred to as Leatherface's father. In the original two "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" films, fans often mistook the Cook, Drayton Sawyer, for the father of the Hitchhiker, Leatherface, and Chop-Top. However, Tobe Hooper has said that they are all brothers and, although not explicitly stated in the first movie, Drayton even refers to them as his younger brothers, not his sons, in the second one. This is either a notable change or a mistake in "Texas Chainsaw 3D", depending on how you look at it.
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As revealed in the end of the film, the letter left by Verna reveals Heather's birth name is Edith Rose Sawyer. When Leatherface finds Heather tied up he notices the family sigil branded on her collar bone and in response Heather tells him "It's me! Heather!". This is an illogical response as Leatherface does not know her by her adopted name but rather by her birth name.
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Despite the fact that Leatherface hunted down Heather and her friends relentlessly to kill them, once Heather discovers they are family she immediately warms up to him and begins fighting by his side against the vengeful police department. This is just not realistic in any way no matter how you look at it.
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It seems idiotic and illogical that Heather and her friends would entrust the antiques and the mansion to a random hitchhiker they just met while they go out.
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The town sheriff does not appear to have a problem with the murders Heather and Leatherface committed in revenge and just lets them go.
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In the letter left by Verna Carson she tells Heather that Leatherface comes with the inheritance and if she takes care of him he will do the same as she is his only family left. It seems pretty illogical that she would set her up this way for the chainsaw wielding maniac that has no idea that his cousin is still alive with just a measly letter.
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Continuity 

The date that the farmhouse was burned and the family was killed was August 19th. However, as seen later in the film when Heather is looking at the newspaper, the story was on the front page of the paper dated August 19th. The event would have occurred after the newspaper was printed and distributed.
At the beginning of the movie, when the Sheriff arrives at the house, the flashing blue police lights on his vehicle change between on and off between shots.
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When they pick up Darryl it's raining heavily. But when the camera points inside the car, it can be seen through the car window that there is no rain behind the car.
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When Heather is tied up in the warehouse her shirt is open showing her bare chest. Soon after she is exiting the warehouse with her shirt buttoned. There is a glimpse of a black bra under her shirt.
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When out shopping for dinner supplies, Heather doesn't pay for the bag of charcoal she's holding.
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When Kenny is dragged into the basement he drags the carpet on the stairs down with him. After Heather escapes from the basement a few minutes later the carpet is back on the stairs when she runs up them
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Leatherface appears to move very fast and limber and very fit to be able to chase around Heather and her friends. Given that the film is set 39 years later he would be in his 60's and not physically fit to terrorize the characters as seen in the film.
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Errors in geography 

After the confrontation at the bar, Heather flagged down Carl's police car. The police car had Texas license plates, but Louisiana registration on the windshield.
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Factual errors 

There are still frozen ice cubes in Heather's grandmother's glass, while she's clearly been decomposing for some time.
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Heather works as a butcher in a supermarket and is seen wearing a beanie while cutting slices of meat. As per supermarket policy Heather would be required to wear a plastic cap in her hair so that her hair does not fall into the meat.
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While Heather reads the newspaper explaining the events from the original film, the word "massacre" is misspelled as "xmassacre".
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Nikki is accidentally killed when the officer shoots her in the head in a reflex. This could never happen as officers are not to put their fingers on the trigger in case of a situation like that.
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Miscellaneous 

Nikki ends up seducing Ryan to have sex which effectively means he cheated on Heather. Since they both die immediately afterwards Heather never finds out. This is a subplot that had no purpose whatsoever in the film and is basically filler material.
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Plot holes 

If the sheriff is hell-bent on killing anyone related to the Sawyer family then how is it that Heather's grandmother Verna was never a target?
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How is it that Farnsworth, Heather's real estate agent, was unaware of the presence of Leatherface in the basement? And if he knew why didn't he do anything about it?
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After deputy Carl assists in tying up Heather he disappears from the rest of the film. His character is never seen again.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Heather reads the letter out loud in the van. It can be seen that what she reads and what is actually written on the letter are different.
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When a character uses FaceTime to show other characters what he sees in the Sawyer house, his iPhone clearly focuses (indicated by the blue square in the center of the screen) which does not happen during a video call, indicating that he was only on his camera, and switched to it every time he was re shown.
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While Leatherface hangs up Kenny on a meat hook he begins to retaliate and Leatherface responds by bisecting him at the waist with a chainsaw. During this entire sequence Kenny is thrashing in pain in shots of his upper torso while his lower torso remains still revealing the use of a dummy.
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