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Did they want us to feel bad for Sweat?


Great show and acting by Dano, but it seems like they tried to him way too sympathetic to me. I doubt he was pure evil, but the fact he shot a cop multiple times before running him over with his car says everything about him. And they had him say, "I'm sorry" after and "I didn't kill a cop" to Matt. Is there any actual evidence to support he felt any kind of remorse? Or was that just created for the show?

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Didn't really care what's gonna happen to Sweat after they showed what he had done.

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Yeah. Hacksaw was definitely more evil though. I had no prior knowledge of their crimes before watching this movie and it hit me like a ton of bricks once they revealed their wrongdoings. Some slick filmmaking there from Mr. Stiller.

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