Vibes (1988)



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In this comedy, the underhanded Harry Buscafusco (Peter Falk) tricks two naive psychics, Sylvia Pickel (Cyndi Lauper) and Nick Deezy (Jeff Goldblum), into helping him locate a hidden treasure in Ecuador.
PG (adult situations/language)
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Jeff Goldblum
as Nick Deezy
Cyndi Lauper
as Sylvia Pickel
Peter Falk
as Harry Buscafusco
Julian Sands
as Dr. Harrison Steele
Googy Gress
as Ingo Swedlin
Michael Lerner
as Burt Wilder
Ramon Bieri
as Eli Diamond
Elizabeth Peña
as Consuela
Leo V. Finnie III
as Monty Man
Jerry Vichi
as Baseball Man
Ray Stoddard
as Dr. Scott
Tom Henschel
as Dr. Drake
Susan Bugg
as Dr. Silver
Rodney Kageyama
as Dr. Harmon
Van Dyke Parks
as Dr. Weiner
Steven Scott
as Dr. Thompson
Max Perlich
as Busboy
John Kapelos
as Eugene
Bill McCutcheon
as Mr. Van Der Meer
Karen Akers
as Hillary
Aharon Ipalé
as Alejandro De La Vivar
Ronald Paul Ramirez
as Hotel Clerk
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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.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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
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
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
Kevin M. Williams

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