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Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work Reviews

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Overview


Genre :

Documentary

Release Date :

June 11, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg

Starring :

Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, Don Rickles, Kathy Griffin

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

5 of 5

“..This is as good as documentary filmmaking gets, economical and deeply penetrating..”
by Christopher Kelly [Dallas Morning News]
3 of 4

“..This film will surely make admirers and skeptics see Rivers with fresh eyes..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
3.5 of 4

“..There's not a timid, sympathy-begging minute in it. Even better, you leave Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work with the exhilarating feeling that the lady is just hitting her stride..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
Review rate : B+

“..the undeniably fascinating and entertaining documentary..”
by Tom Long [Detroit News]
3 of 4

“..seriously funny..”
by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3.5 of 4

“..one of the smarter, more unexpectedly touching documentaries of the year..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 4

“..needy, hard-driving, and relentlessly self-flagellating aren't all that surprising..”
by Alicia Potter [Boston Phoenix]
2.5 of 4

“..it's the messy, fascinating and sometimes embarrassing heart..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
Review rate : B

“..It's a solid documentary but not a remarkable one..”
by Steve Persall [St. Petersburg Times]
2.5 of 4

“..entertaining..”
by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
3.5 of 4

“..engaging documentary..”
by Lisa Kennedy [Denver Post]
“..convulsively funny movie..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
3 of 4

“..although Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work is unmistakably a fawning love letter to an amazing performer, Rivers proves to be her sharpest, bluntest critic..”
by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
“..a highly entertaining doc..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
4 of 5

“..a compulsively watchable look at Rivers..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
3.5 of 4

“.."Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work" compellingly presents a strong woman with no shortage of anger, resentment and regrets -- but not an ounce of self-pity..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]

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