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At the end of the film, set 25 years after the main story, Mattie supposes that Labeouf (Matt Damon) would now be in his 70s, and closer to 80 than 70, meaning he had been at least 45, and closer to 55 when the manhunt for Chaney took place. But Labeouf's appearance was no more (and possibly less) than Damon's actual age of 40 when the film was made. The very precise Mattie Ross would not have made such an error.
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When Mattie scales the tree to cut down the hanged man, the length of rope changes length between shots. When we first see him, he is hanging very close to the tree. In the next shot, he is hanging a fair amount lower. In the original screenplay, Rooster cuts the rope at ground level and the body falls about 5 feet, and then the rope snags. That is why Mattie has to climb the tree to cut him down. The scene of Rooster cutting the rope at ground level was filmed, but did not make it into the final cut. That is why the body is seen hanging several feet lower.
When Mattie first encounters Rooster at the courthouse, she keeps standing in his way to prevent him from leaving the courthouse, but exit doors are shown behind him (which he eventually walks through). Most courthouses of this time (including the Blanco, Texas courthouse where this scene was filmed) were square-shaped and had exits on all four sides. Mattie was only blocking him from exiting the doors he was originally heading towards.