Fluidly edited and photographed with a certain felicity, DEAD CENTER is an empty exercise in style. This masculinized rip-off of LA FEMME NIKITA falls short in all other departments.
Incarcerated by the police after a stolen art deal goes sour, career criminal/cop killer Joe (Justin Lazard) is given one last chance to avoid execution. Mary (Rachel York), fronting for a covert group of agents backed by the US government, offers Joe the opportunity to train as one of Uncle
Sam's elite international hit men. Although he demonstrates some potential by beating a guard nearly to death during an escape attempt, Joe initially makes an unpromising Galatea to Mary's Pyg...