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Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Minister Edwidge Owens is beginning to give the sermon at the church towards the end of the film, the first word or two of his speech are unsynchronized (delayed) with the movement of his lips.
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During the debate scene, the presidential candidates' dialogue are off-sync with what they're actually saying during long shots.
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Continuity 

When the minister is about to slit Senator Charlie's throat, you can clearly see that the cloth from her mouth has fallen, but in the next scene it is back in place.
When Senator Roan is about to be purged by the New Founding Fathers her gag briefly disappears then re-appears between shots.
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The gray BMW that was hot-wired in the parking structure beneath the church reappears in the next scene with the door open after it was used as a deadly weapon and crashed.
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During the store break scene candy girl is run over by a van and passes under the van. Her boots fly off her body with the laces dangling as they fly away from her body. When the driver steps out of the vehicle to shoot her, her boots are back on with the laces still tied.
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When Charlie & Leo leave the house, Leo takes down a few guys who are then unconscious. After that Leo gets shot in the shoulder by the sniper who is then blown up. One of the unconscious guys later wakes up and tells the mercenaries Leo was hit in the shoulder. He never could have know.
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Right before the Senator is cut, the gag is gone and then back in the next scene.
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At the 1:03:10 mark Senator Roan puts the gun in the back of her pants. At the 1:03:11 mark the gun is in her hand at her side again and at the 1:03:12 mark she puts the gun in the back of her pants again.
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Crew or equipment visible 

During the church scene before the senator is killed is wheeled out, you can see the stagehand peaking from behind the curtain right after the priest walks back the get the senator.
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Errors in geography 

While the Senator is escaping the underground triage area, someone says to go to 3rd and Thompson. There is no Thompson Street in DC, and all addresses in DC also have a quadrant indicator, NE, NW, SE, or SW.
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Factual errors 

Using the Electoral Map at the end, The Senator already has 352 electoral votes before Florida is called, meaning it's 29 votes are more than meaningless.
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When Joe kills the priest with a head shot, you hear 3 shots. This is not possible because he kills the priest with a revolver.
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Barnes, the security man, is shot in the chest/shoulder with what is shown to be an M24 sniper rifle, which is chambered in .308. He is shown not only being able to stand up afterward, but also to run several blocks and then be stunned into unconsciousness by a group of Purgers. This simply isn't possible.

A wound from such a rifle so close to the victim (less than 25 yards) would be instantly incapacitating, if not outright fatal. Even assuming that the shooter used full metal jacket rounds rather than more lethal hunting wounds, the wound would still require immediate medical attention and it would, again, be incapacitating, if not outright fatal.
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Miscellaneous 

In a scene outside the grocery store, Kimmy gets shot in her left ear. However, when she returns later her left ear is fine as if nothing happened.
During end of movie massive garage shoot out, not one window on any car was hit by a bullet. Just squibs going off against the concrete walls.
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Plot holes 

In the beginning of the movie, we see Senator Roan and her family during the purge 18 years before the events of the movie. However, in the previous movie Purge:Anarchy, the purge has only been happening for 9 years. Since this movie is only 2 years after Purge:Anarchy, there is no way Senator Roan's family was killed in a purge 18 years ago.
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In the first Purge film, the announcement on TV commencing of the Purge, states that government officials above Class 10 are immune from the Purge Night, in this sequel the announcement clearly states "and for the first times since its inception, no one has been granted special immunity from the Purge", but the "weapons of class 4 and lower" restriction still applies: although it can't be heard directly from the announcer's voice, the rule appears on the screen during the broadcast (seen in the senator's room).
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Revealing mistakes 

During the opening scene, a phone is hooked into a speaker playing music. However, the icon displays the "play" button instead of the "pause" button like many devices - indicating that no music should actually be playing.
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Immediately after the attack helicopter assaults the triage van we are informed that Rondo (the "good kid" who got shot twice by a rival gang member) is dead. However, a few seconds later, exactly at 56:36 you can see his eyes looking slightly to the left.
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The push dagger that Barnes uses is for wounding rather than for fatal strikes. The blade simply isn't long enough to inflict deep and lethal punctures. A trained professional like Barnes would know and would have picked a better blade for the job,
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When the scene that takes place in the deli after the purge begins happens, the cash register clearly displays a message saying "Good Afternoon" when in fact it is in the very early morning hours.
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Spoilers

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Continuity 

In the scene when the two angry girls return with the two cars wrapped in Christmas lights, after they are hit by the the medical van you clearly see her boots fly off. But after in the next scene that shows the girls on the ground they both have their boots on all over again.
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Crew or equipment visible 

The camera / cameraman's shadow can be seen a couple times in the film.
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