Firefox (1982)

Producer/director/star Clint Eastwood takes his sweet time getting Firefox started. Eastwood plays Mitchell Gant, a past-his-prime U.S. pilot, smuggled into the Soviet Union to steal a new Russian supersonic fighting plane. Fortunately the… More

Directed By:
Rated: PG
Running Time:
Release Date: June 1, 1982
DVD Release Date: October 1, 2002
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Also Available On

Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Scott Cain
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Director-star Clint Eastwood trots out a spy thriller of such complexity that even Five Fingers suddenly seems simplistic. But Clint is a fine storyteller and Firefox makes sense, if you pay attention.

Full review…
Peter Stack
San Francisco Examiner

Eastwood looks like an automated totem pole, the Russians are portrayed as the Three Stooges, and there's more drama, tension and action in a spoonful of cottage cheese than in this painfully drawn-out affair.

Full review…
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The movie is gripping in a slow, sure way.

Full review…
Bruce McCabe
Boston Globe

Clint Eastwood's failure to realize his material makes Firefox more sluggish and phlegmatic than it should be.

Full review…
Michael Ventura
L.A. Weekly

It feels as though Eastwood the director and producer was trying to stretch himself here, technically, and got caught up in the exercise, forgetting the movie.

Full review…
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

The movie is saved from the trash-bin thanks to Clint Eastwood.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Firefox is a slick, muscular thriller that combines espionage with science fiction. The movie works like a well-crafted machine, and it's about a well-crafted machine.

Full review…
Diego Galán
El Pais (Spain)

Firefox is obvious and boring. [Full Review in Spanish]

Full review…
Scott Weinberg

Once the chases kick in and the invisible jet shows up, you'll have already withstood a healthy amount of yawns for your troubles.

Full review…
More reviews for Firefox

Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
So we all know Clint for his westerns, but you should also know him for his political thrillers. 'Firefox' was one of his first political thrillers in… More
Chris Garman
The 1980's were not great to Clint Eastwood. For every good movie he did during the decade, there was another that was borderline horrible. You know their… More
Al S
A well-crafted cold-war thriller that has wild combination of great special effects and absurdity that still makes for solid action entertainment. Not one of… More
Jason Owens
Tommy Riley (James Marshall) goes to a different school and is immediately bullied around and threatened by several of the school's students. After getting… More
Conner Rainwater
The first half of this movie is utterly flawless and therefore I can't say it's bad. While the last forty minutes are absolutely ridiculous, the rest… More
Stephen M
Though he's too much of a craftsman to produce a complete turkey, Eastwood the director is never so dull as when he's tackling a spy movie. Stupidly,… More