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Anachronisms 

The Jaguar at the beginning of the movie is OU16 LVA. The 16 on UK number plates means the car was registered between March 2016 and end of August 2016. Shortly after, the movie moves to two years later which at the time of writing is the future assuming the film is set in present day. If no other dates are referenced, there is no reason why the film must be set on the day it is made, or released ; but if the 16 is valid, then the later scenes would have some UK number plates with 18, 68 etc.
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Character error 

When Michael Bryce is preparing to pick the lock of the Mercedes, his pick kit has tools used on house-type locks. "Wigglers," used to pick automotive locks, are not in his kit. If the character is adept at lock picking, he should know his picks aren't the right type.
In the span of a few seconds Dukhovich pronounces 'charade' in two very different ways.
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Continuity 

When Darius jumps from the building, while Michael says "no" Darius is in handcuffs, but when he is falling from the building, he clearly has no handcuffs but after falling they magically reappear.
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During the climax fight scene featuring the helicopter, the henchman can be seen firing an H&K G36 from the exterior but when the camera switches to interior, he's shooting the compact variant (H&K G36c) instead. This happens multiple times over the course of four cuts.
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At the Beginning of the movie Ryan Reynolds is equipping himself with a pair of pistols concealed behind the large Flat panel display, then a phone and car keys from the table. Between a few cuts he can be seen wearing two different watches, an Omega Speedmaster Chronograph and a Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon.
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At 9:50 Professor Asimov says "until he was finally overthrown", but at 10:45 a journalist asks if anyone is brave enough to "finally put an end to his brutal reign".
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At the beginning of the movie "The President" steps out of the car into fresh mud. But there is already a sliver of fresh slimy mud on the shoe as he steps from the car. Take #2 perhaps..?
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Darius Kincaid has a bandage on his right hand when mercenaries attack his and Michael Bryce's car on a countryside road, but the bandage disappears in the next scene when he is walking across a cow pasture.
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In the bar fight scene where Kinkaid first met his wife, Sonia raised her right leg & kicked one guy in the stomach. At the moment she's wearing boots & short pants or skirt, for her whole boot & leg was shown. In exact next scene when her leg was down, she's dressed in tight long jeans without any chance to show her leg or boot, no matter how high one kicks.
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Darius Kincaid rescues Michael Bryce and helps him into a BMW X5, the driver's side mirror is closed, but right after a couple of people pass before the camera, the mirror is open.
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Errors in geography 

There isn't a single mountain in Belarus, yet there's one shown one at the beginning of the movie.
The International Court of Justice, as seen on screen, is poorly photo-shopped on Dam square in central Amsterdam.
There is no conceivable route from Manchester to any part of continental Europe that passes through Coventry. You would either fly out of Manchester (or a local field) meaning you're ~100 miles from Coventry or drive to a sea port on the South or East coast entirely via the motorway network. In the latter case you might pass a few miles from Coventry on the M6 if heading to the East coast but wouldn't come off for any reason.
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There is no ferry from Dover to Amsterdam. You can go from the UK to Scheveningen however, which is in The Hague, where they have to go to...
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Before Michael and Darius get dropped off at the Dover-Amsterdam ferry by the van full of nuns, out of the window in the background you can see the NEMO Science Museum, which is actually in Amsterdam, not in Dover. The van is clearly driving through Amsterdam, but after they get dropped off the movie continues like they just took the ferry from Dover to Amsterdam.
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Factual errors 

When Professor Asimov testified at the trial that Dukhovich killed his wife and child, Dukhovich's attorney objected that this was hearsay and the court granted the objection and excluded the testimony. The testimony was not hearsay. Hearsay is testifying about what someone else said happened. Asimov was testifying about events that he directly witnessed and the testimony should have been allowed.
The helicopter leaving the hospital would not have been red and white in the Netherlands. The right color is bright yellow.
Contrary to the way it is frequently portrayed in popular culture, Interpol is not a supranational law enforcement agency and has no agents who are able to make arrests.[20] Instead, it is an international organization that functions as a network of criminal law enforcement agencies from different countries. The organization thus functions as an administrative liaison among the law enforcement agencies of the member countries, providing communications and database assistance, assisted via the central headquarters.
Car airbags all have two large (approx 5cm/2") holes in the back so the airbag deflates almost immediately after a crash. This is why airbags ALWAYS appear deflated in wrecked cars, so there was no need to shoot holes in the airbags, and indeed the bags would already have been mostly deflated by the time Samuel Jackson shot holes in them.
Belarus never signed or acceded to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Therefore the ICC lacks jurisdiction to try Vladislav Dukhovich for his crimes.
The police cars in The Netherlands are completely different to the ones being used in the film. The original police cars are always coloured white with blue and orange stripes.
There's no subway nor aqueduct in The Hague (where the final chase takes place).
One shot shows a highway sign indicating "Den Haag 20 km". Dutch highway signs never mention the unit for distance, so a real sign would have said "Den Haag 20"
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Dutch license plates containing the letter C are reserved for diplomatic license plates and as the combination CD (Corpse Diplomatique) only.
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During the trial scene, Samuel Jackson's character requests that a court employee access an FTP site to show some evidence. The employee accesses the server and displays some images. FTP servers are like file cabinets and do not display documents, only store them.
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At 10:09 Professor Asimov's testimony is called "hearsay". Hearsay is when somebody repeats in court what he heard from somebody else outside of court, while Professor Asimov gave testimony himself.
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The Jaguar is a UK spec seeing as it's a right-hand drive car. The speedometer though shows km/h which means it's not the same car when shooting the speedometer and tachometer dash.
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Dutch police cars aren't white with blue squares. They are white with blue and orange stripes.
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The building of the ICC is the very old building. The ICC moved to another building and now even since 2015 to yet another building.
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Typo: In the credits a driver for MR Yung is listed, this should have been MS Yung.
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Airbags do not stay inflated after a crash.
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Miscellaneous 

Kincaid and Bryce take a ferry from Dover to Amsterdam. There is no ferry from Dover to Amsterdam and hasn't been for years.
When Salma Hayek's character, Sonia, is being questioned in her cell. She is sitting lotus position in the chair, left on top of right leg. In a different camera angle her legs are crossed the opposite direction.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When he first appears, Kincaid is shown in leg irons in Manchester. Leg irons are illegal throughout Europe and are not used. Officially. However, being illegal doesn't means they aren't used, unofficially. Kincaid's wife was being held for no lawful reason, and was going to be released in return for his cooperation ; further examples of illegal practice.

Revealing mistakes 

The Netherlands' emergency services and police vehicle striping is not correct. The striping is red and blue not with blocks. Policelogo is not correct and the police uniforms are different. Also the Locations in the Netherlands are filmed in Bulgaria or somewhere in east Europe. They photo-shop it terrible. On Location they use wrong traffic-signs ,posters and advertising.
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When Kincaids prison transport is getting ambushed, all bullet holes look the same. One of them even appears on the plastic front grille of one of the police cars, while it has a bullet-into-metal texture to it.
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When Bryce is picking up the drugged up attorney the attorney comes out from under the table and swipes a few pills from the table into his mouth. There are 2 spilled pill bottles and dozens of pills lying all over the table. When the camera changes angles the pills and bottles are missing.
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The Dutch plates on the semi that the Porsche crashes into are incorrect. The combination is not valid for that class of vehicle. Plus isn't an extant combination for any other vehicle.
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