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Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work Reviews

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September 8, 2017
A Piece of Work is a refreshing look at a reluctant legend, one who's still using all her might to break barriers for the rest of us to get a real kick out of.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 12, 2016
You will leave this film remembering that Joan Rivers is one very funny woman (albeit a vulgar one). You will also see her as a woman of great strength, a true show biz survivor.
May 1, 2015
It's interesting, it's funny, it's heartfelt, it's heartbreaking, and it's dirty. Everything Rivers wants to be known for.
January 4, 2015
Dying this past September, Rivers failed in her longevity goal, but has left a legacy of unforgettable comedy that was never afraid to piss people off even as they howled till their sides split.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 5, 2014
it's amazing to look into her world and see the chaos in which she inhabits
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 28, 2013
This delicious documentary did teach me about one of Joan's most important assets, and that's her dirty, dirty mouth.
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 3, 2011
Rivers' story is an inspiration, regardless of your background. If there is anyone who is aspiring to be in the entertainment industry, this is the doc to watch. Joan Rivers' life is the blueprint for any artist, comedienne, or actor.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 29, 2010
[A] sad, startling exploration of the vagaries of fame, the insecurities of celebrity, and the realities behind the typical 'but it's just a joke' excuses that prop up cheap, vulgar humor.
December 27, 2010
This is a woman who's taken any number of private and public punches and keeps on going. The portrait here is neither flattering nor unsympathetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 3, 2010
...a well made, sporadically fascinating documentary...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 1, 2010
I had no idea how hard she works and how funny she is. Show business may be easy for some people, but it is tough for Joan Rivers.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 30, 2010
If you want an insight into human nature, stand up comedy and stand up comedians are a great looking glass, as long as you're prepared for all that pain. All great comedy is cruel, and Joan Rivers does cruel really well
September 30, 2010
I laughed, I cried and I was inspired. Delivering far more than you expect, this knock-out doco spits out the essence of Joan Rivers, who admits she is only truly happy when she's on stage
August 26, 2010
"A Piece of Work" displays a comedian who is much savvier, much more vulnerable and frankly much funnier than we usually see on the small screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 24, 2010
This is a fiercely intelligent, maniacally driven, crushingly funny comedian who comes across as less a human being than a sentient career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 23, 2010
This behind the scenes, behind the makeup, behind the plastic surgery documentary catches Rivers hard at work, ridiculously hard at work.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 13, 2010
If you think it's going to be as hilarious as a Joan Rivers standup routine, you're wrong. The self-mocking jokes are funny, but almost make you feel guilty for laughing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2010
The new documentary on Joan Rivers is so in your face, so fraught with harrowing, oversized personal stuff, you might want to get a theatre seat a couple of rows behind where you normally sit, to safely take it all in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 31, 2010
Unvarnished documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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