A joint Anglo-American plot is devised to steal a highly advanced Soviet fighter aircraft (MiG-31, NATO code name “Firefox”) which is capable of Mach 6, is invisible to radar, and carries weapons controlled by thought. Former United States Air Force Major Mitchell Gant (Clint Eastwood), a Vietnam veteran and former POW, infiltrates the Soviet Union, aided by his ability to speak Russian (due to his having had a Russian mother) and a network of Jewish dissidents and sympathizers, three of whom are key scientists working on the fighter itself. His goal is to steal the Firefox and fly it back to friendly territory for analysis. However, the KGB has got wind of the operation and is already hot on Gant’s tail…

I am surprised to say that I haven´t seen “Firefox” before, which is kind of strange since I have seen so many Clint Eastwood movies throughout the years. Initially there´s some sort of suspense in “Firefox”, but with a classic sort of 80s suspense that worked well in 1982 and maybe not so well in 2014. However, Eastwood´s adaptation of Craig Thomas cold war espionage thriller is quite blend, clichéd, way too long, filled with several plot holes and hardly Eastwood´s finest hour as an actor or director. (3 out of 5)

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