Firefox is an espionage Cold War era action/thriller that is slick looking and competently made. It had some state of the art special f/x for its time and is one of Clint's most expensive productions. In comparison to his other work, Firefox is neither his best or worst film work. Clint's performance is okay, but the story is really held together by an excellent supporting cast of very talented British actors. Due to the subject matter and f/x, this movie is definitely dated and easily fits in the Reagan era of Cold War action movies and thrillers like Rambo First Blood PT2, Red Dawn and The Hunt For Red October. All of the above are much better, but is not laughable like guilty pleasure Iron Eagle(which I actually like a lot, but can't take seriously). Firefox is a serious minded production, but does not hold up as well against Clint's better movies or similar, more memorable movies that came out during the same period.