Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work Reviews

  • Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
    • Genre : Documentary
    • Release Date : June 11, 2010
    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : 84
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : IFC Films
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  • This is as good as documentary filmmaking gets, economical and deeply penetrating
    5 of 5 by Christopher Kelly [Dallas Morning News ]
  • This film will surely make admirers and skeptics see Rivers with fresh eyes
    3 of 4 by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune ]
  • 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
    3.5 of 4 by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone ]
  • the undeniably fascinating and entertaining documentary
    Review rate : B+ by Tom Long [Detroit News ]
  • seriously funny
    3 of 4 by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer ]
  • one of the smarter, more unexpectedly touching documentaries of the year
    3.5 of 4 by Ty Burr [Boston Globe ]
  • needy, hard-driving, and relentlessly self-flagellating aren't all that surprising
    2.5 of 4 by Alicia Potter [Boston Phoenix ]
  • it's the messy, fascinating and sometimes embarrassing heart
    2.5 of 4 by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger ]
  • It's a solid documentary but not a remarkable one
    Review rate : B by Steve Persall [St. Petersburg Times ]
  • entertaining
    2.5 of 4 by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch ]
  • engaging documentary
    3.5 of 4 by Lisa Kennedy [Denver Post ]
  • convulsively funny movie
    by Manohla Dargis [NY Times ]
  • 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
    3 of 4 by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald ]
  • a highly entertaining doc
    by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter ]
  • a compulsively watchable look at Rivers
    4 of 5 by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic ]
  • "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
    3.5 of 4 by Lou Lumenick [New York Post ]

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