Avenging Angelo

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A woman who has just discovered she is the daughter of a murdered Mafia chieftain seeks revenge, with the aide of her Father's faithful bodyguard


Critic Reviews for Avenging Angelo

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  • [The movie occasionally resembles a movie-of-the-week], complete with romantic montages set to sappy rock ballads...

    Dec 14, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Stallone cria um personagem simpático, mas o péssimo roteiro e a falta de talento do diretor transformam o filme em uma experiência lamentavelmente ruim - e Madeleine Stowe já pode se aposentar depois de oferecer a pior performance de sua carreira.

    Aug 21, 2003 | Rating: 1/5
  • Sly - despite his seemingly unquenchable desire to prove me otherwise - deserves better than this.

    Jun 12, 2003 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Hopefully, someone will look at this film, realize that Stallone has the potential to headline a better movie again...and next time I'll be reviewing a film of his that isn't just 'endurable'

    Sep 17, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/5

Audience Reviews for Avenging Angelo

  • May 09, 2015
    Never heard much about this film so I thought it would be another solid Stallone action film but it turned out to be an action/comedy/romance film there's little action, The comedy wasn't great 9 times out of 10, And there was too much romance especially the last 20 minutes, Stallone tries to save the film but he fails, It's not great or memorable.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 06, 2010
    This was Anthony Quinn's final film and he plays an aging Mafia Godfather (Angelo) trying to make amends with the daughter (Madeleine Stowe) that never knew him. Sly plays Frankie, loyal bodyguard to Angelo who has been watching and keeping her safe throughout her life. When Angelo is murdered, Frankie seeks out the daughter to deliver a tape but when she finds out about her real family ties, she wants to avenge Angelo's death, hence the film's title. The plot is fairly predictable but Stallone and Stowe make it watchable.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 10, 2010
    I liked this movie alot. Stallone was great in this as was Madeline Stowe. :) Just a great movie!
    Cassie H Super Reviewer
  • Mar 01, 2008
    <i>"I believe there's a possible exception to every rule in a book."</i> <p> Let's admit it: whenever you observe a poster or the cover of a DVD that flaunts Sylvester Stallone brandishing a firearm you'll discern that the film will at least be entertaining. <i>Avenging Angelo</i> is an unforeseen twist on Stallone's conformist tough guy persona. As an alternative he is sweeter and more appealing in this romantic action comedy. <br> Stallone portrays long-time bodyguard Frankie Delano who has squandered his entire career working for an Italian mob boss named Angelo (Quinn, for whom the film is dedicated to). Frankie has been delegated by Angelo to watch over long lost daughter Jennifer (Stowe). Even after a number of years Jennifer has no idea that she is Angelo's offspring as it would endanger her life due to Italian assassins who endeavour to eliminate them both. As the film's title would suggest, Angelo is eventually whacked by the mob. Frankie pays a visit to Jennifer to divulge the truth: that Angelo is her true father. Owing to recent personal nuisances, Jennifer isn't intensely receptive towards any other people entering her life; let alone being informed of the deplorable truth concerning her recently-deceased real father. Subsequent to Jennifer eventually acknowledging her true heritage she teams up with Frankie to avenge the death of her father. <br> Like a great number of Stallone's recent action vehicles, the film met with negativity from both the critics and audiences. The Razzie committee always take advantage of the latest action film featuring an aging Stallone (They didn't pick on him this time, surprisingly. They still pick on him frequently though). In my opinion I believe that Stallone did a surprisingly good job with this role. His dialogue is understandable for about 70% of the time, and his character's life doesn't revolve solely around firearms. <br> Stallone was in his late 50s when this film entered production. It's great to see that he still has the charm and charisma we came to love and expect ever since Stallone graced the silver screen with <i>Rocky</i>. If you're a die-hard fan of only a mindless Stallone action vehicle then this would not be one to watch. <i>Avenging Angelo</i> is the furthest thing from a simple straightforward action film. In the place of frequent action we have a sickening love story, predictable sub-plots and a few clichéd close combat scenes. I prefer the days of <i>Rambo</i> and <i>Cobra</i>. Madeleine Stowe has a subtle screen charm. Naturally, her role is swimming in typical character clichés. <br> <i>Avenging Angelo</i> tries to be both a romantic comedy and a crime film mixed with elements of an action movie. But the film never finds a rational comic tune; instead stuck with a screenplay that makes little sense and appears to move from silly plot point A to even sillier plot point B. The dialogue throughout the movie is laughably atrocious. I mean sure, the cast is decent and the filmmaking is solid. However I thought that without a good or decent screenplay then a film will be an embarrassing turd. In spite of a promising build up throughout the first half, it bogs throughout its middle section and its conclusion is incredibly conventional. I basically predicted the ending within the first 10 minutes. <br> <i>Avenging Angelo</i> took tonnes of criticism with good reasoning. I am an enormous fan of Sylvester Stallone and his new guise is at least unique; however the man needs to make some better career moves. Instead of starring in silly low profile rubbish he needs to look past the money and try to find quality in a screenplay while choosing them. His soft touch here is appealing, but ultimately let down by the dopey screenplay and a terribly foreseeable string of events.
    Cal ( Super Reviewer

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