A shaggy dog effort that mixes scenes of suspenseful & often beautifully staged espionage with lengthy special effect sequences of the protagonist sitting in front of a blue screen. While both parts of the film still contain some exceptional moments, Firefox never finds a level of consistency. As actor & director, Eastwood seems to be taking things very seriously, but his co-stars chew the scenery out from under him.
One of his few solid action films he's worked on - Clint takes us on a flight to Russia and must take their more powerful jet. The film may seem to be slow, but its plot can be easy to follow as for the acting being good and for having some brilliant action-packed moments. Plus Maruice Jarre's score sounds exciting & John Dykstra provides some neat visual effects since STAR WARS. Another favorite of mine by Clint.
Pretty dull Clint Eastwood vehicle is for the most part an unremarkable and uninvolving Cold War thriller, before becoming a credibility-stretching (though not in an entertaining way) action film. Overlong, all but devoid of tension, and burdened by some unconvincing special effects - this is easily one of Eastwood's more forgettable efforts.