A little heavy on the 'wiseguys aren't so bad' message, Avenging Angelo is about Stallone's bodyguard trying to protect a mobster's daughter after the senior Capo father she never knew she had is killed in a hit.
Played as a neurotic with a bad husband and an upper-class schedule by Madeleine Stowe, she's a funny and sparky role, and the chemistry with Stallone is sweet-natured, making for a film that's 50% saccharine love story, 30% comedy, 20% action and violence. The comedy and violence can be of slightly questionable taste (unlike Mr & Mrs Smith, this doesn't quite get the tone right), but it's lightweight fun throughout. The plot is nonsensical at all times, and two key killings are downright ludicrous. Also the climax relies on far too much absurdity and pure coincidence to even try to hang together, but by the end of the film you're left with a sweet taste in the mouth. It's rather like the pick n' mix at the cinema. It's fun, nutritionally empty calories.