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(2013)

Goofs

Continuity 

After Bonzo breaks his skull, in the close-up shots, the edge of the shower stall is at the middle of the back of Bonzo's head and there is several inches of space between Bonzo's shoulders and the edge. But in the long shots, Bonzo's entire head is lying on the shower edge and there is no space between his shoulders and the edge.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Ender says to Stilson, "One on one, then why are your buddies holding me?" Just before he starts talking he moves his lips, clearly saying something, but no sound is heard.
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Character error 

Colonel Graff remarks that Napoléon Bonaparte "conquered the known world," which is absolutely untrue. First, in the time of the Emperor Napoleon I, the basic coastal geography of all continents except Antarctica was already known, so "known world" is a tautology in this case. Second, although Napoleon conquered a large area in Europe and briefly controlled some colonies in the Americas, his realm at its furthest expansion was only a small part of the whole world. Its strength lay in its population centers and trade routes, not its square mileage. It never matched the size of either the British Empire or the Russian Empire, both of whom were his frequent enemies. Napoleon's obsessive attempts to cripple those two empires backfired on him and led to his downfall.

Continuity 

In Ender's first team, in several different sequences during the movie when the team is at attention, the blonde girl on the left side and the black girl on the right side appear and reappear within the same scene.
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Factual errors 

The Battle Center's gravity is portrayed inconsistently. The gravity is generated by centripetal force (the rotating circles). However, in the gates at the entrance to the arena, it is clearly not spinning. This would mean, then, that there is no gravity in this hallway - yet the people who stand in the gate are clearly standing on the ground with gravity. (The issue is raised in Chapter 7 of the book, when Ender is talking about all sorts of mysteries with Petra Arkanian) and is left unanswered.)
An ant queen does not control the individuals in her colony, but simply forms its reproductive system.
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Spoilers 

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Continuity 

When Ender is being promoted to Salamander army. On the screen it shows for him to go left out of the room he is in, but when he leaves he turns right.
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Revealing mistakes 

During the discussion between Ender, Rackham, Graff on the colony planet, the "Ta moko" (Maori facial tattoo) on Mazer Rackham's nose is "peeling" at the edges.

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