Vibes (1988)



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Two hapless psychics unwittingly aid a criminal in his quest to obtain a mystic relic in this farcical adventure. Street smart beauty-school dropout Sylvia Pickel (Cyndi Lauper) navigates life with the counsel of a spirit named Louise, while genteel Nick Deezy (Jeff Goldblum) has the ability to "read" an object's past just by holding it. Harry Buscafusco (Peter Falk) is the treasure hunter who brings them together for a trip to Ecuador to find his missing son. Nick and Sylvia don't get on at … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Deborah Blum
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 3, 2009
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment



as Nick Deezy

as Sylvia Pickel

as Harry Buscafusco

as Dr. Harrison Steele

as Ingo Swedlin

as Burt Wilder

as Eli Diamond

as Baseball Man

as Dr. Scott

as Dr. Drake

as Dr. Silver

as Dr. Harmon

as Dr. Weiner

as Dr. Thompson

as Busboy

as Eugene

as Mr. Van Der Meer

as Hillary

as Alejandro De La Viva...
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Critic Reviews for Vibes

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7)

Vibes is a harmless, painless romp but it's an instance of a sincere attempt at screwball comedy that simply got screwed up.

Full Review… | May 21, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Vibes is a low-vibration romantic comedy about two incompatible psychics falling in love on an Ecuadorean treasure hunt, and everything in it seems nine or 10 beats off.

Full Review… | May 21, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Luckily, Vibes has those quirky stars, a wacky threesome who give off good vibes under any circumstances.

Full Review… | May 21, 2013
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

The romantic suspense soon takes a back seat to some singularly unimpressive special effects.

Full Review… | May 21, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Vibes has all the ingredients of lighthearted adventure-comedy except the essential one: laughs.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

The miscast and downright miserable company attempts zaniness against the exotic South American backdrop.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Vibes

This was a cool movie, I really enjoyed it. The characters are quirky and fun, the story is exciting and romantic, it's just fun.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


I can remember watching this years ago and thinking it sucks. Still pretty much does, only thing of interest is Cyndi Lauper and her 80's outfits and hair. Her character is kind of good as well - I liked the psychic angle, but Cyndi pretty much plays her quirky self.
Plot is lame action adventure with a bit of romance. Not really recommendable unless you like Cyndi, or like 80's movies, and even then...

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


fluff like cottoncandy, of interest only to fans of the actors. falk steals every scene he's in, goldblum breathes through his nose a lot as if he's about to say something important and lauper (the main reason for this) has a little fun. mandel and ganz, the writers, have moments of good comic misdirection, too.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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